We have been conditioned to accept warfare, nuclear or otherwise, as a normal state of affairs - something our politicians have our permission to consider as a possibility when dealing with opposing nations.
This is outrageous and should not be tolerated. The consideration of warfare should be no more acceptable than the planned bombing of all domestic schools and hospitals.
War is so brutal, irrational and idiotic that any politician who proposes war, or sets up a situation designed to antagonize another nation to start one, should be tucked away in a rubber room - permanently - because he is insane.
As Marine Corps General Smedley Butler explained, after retirement, in his book 'War is a Racket', wars are started for economic reasons, but the population is propagandize to believe that another nation, or group of nations, is a threat to the homeland, and so must be attacked.
Manufacturers of war materials of all kinds, cooperating with the government, are destined to make tremendous profits from a war. Their controlled media produces the pro-war propaganda which is necessary to enflame the population to support a war.
There is no more worthwhile cause than opposition to state-sponsored warfare, and if the people realized that wars are fought only to increase the wealth of the wealthy, they would rebel until warfare was a thing of the past.
There is no reason why we cannot live in peace, if the population is made to realize the real motivation of the warmonger, and acts on that knowledge.