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What’s Best for Children?


#1

What’s Best for Children?

Winslow Myers

The policy of nuclear deterrence is a raging failure masked as a roaring success. It is a failure because if it does break down—and it will unless we change direction—we are all toast—we and our innocent, hopeful children.

The candidacy of Donald Trump, however disconcerting, has opened the door a crack to public discussion of deterrence. Mr. Trump has, at least implicitly, raised the issue of the unfortunate effect of NATO having violated its word not to expand eastward, the word given when Gorbachev was in the midst of dissolving the Soviet Union.


#2

"Agreed, deterrence has been a major factor in preventing a third world war from 1945 until the present."

Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Yemen, and I'm probably forgetting a few. The only reason WW3 hasn't happened is because no one has called the current situation WW3. And why not? Both WW1 and WW2 featured a handful of white European countries against each other. Now all the whites (US and allies) are against all the browns. Is that the reason why this isn't important enough to call WW3?


#4

From the article: "The provocative notion of a “madman” somehow getting into the system and starting a war..."

Or, might one add, a "madwoman"?
Also from the article: "...temperament, particularly where it comes to his potentially being in charge of the nuclear codes, underscore the bizarre nature of deterrence overall..."
Indeed, and what of the temperament revealed by "We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide?


#5

What's best for children? One, stop dropping bombs on them, as in the middle east, and eastern, and north Africa.Two, here at home, get the school resource officers ( the police department) out of the public schools, and bring back school counselors instead. Three, end this insanity of trying juveniles as adults in cases of violent crime. A 13 year old mind is not the same as a 18 year old mind no matter the ignorance of the American people want to believe. Ever wonder why Scandinavia does not do any of this stuff mentioned to their children, and children elsewhere? Because they care, and understand children, more than the American people will ever know.


#6

The term is school counselors.


#7

Thank You, for the correction. Peace!


#8

With each passing year since the Raygun revolution began and Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) formed more than three decades ago more Murkin families (hence more children) have been pushed out of the middle class and into poverty.

What's best for children ?

Retract all of the decriminalization, deregulation and regressive tax reform wrought by the corporations and the politicians they own during the past three decades, and implement the second bill of rights championed by FDR during his final years.


#10

Excuse me, but I think those comments about CD are harsh and unwarranted.
Many of us like CD a great deal and feel they listen to us. We asked for more Green party articles and we are getting more.
I strongly disagree they are neocons. Geez!


#11

Great article, the one subject no one wants to talk about.
I particularly liked Trumps rather infantile question, "why do we have them if we can't use them"? A good question, though wrong in his position. We shouldn't have them. We've known for a long time how wrong they are yet our fear drives us to keep them.
Like Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita "I am become death, destroyer of worlds", we have always known.
The evil that men do will be our undoing. Fear, competition, power, money and a few others mark the man/woman that choses them.
Obama knew going in how much we need to get rid of them, now, he is much like the rest, succumbed to the fear, insecurity, that drives people to madness. Someone like Hillary/Trump will use them sooner or later as they are both unstable and easily enraged.


#13

What's Best for Children?... Business as Usual....
1. Genetic Engineering
2. Fossil Fuels and the Coming Climate Chaos.
3. Nuclear Power and Weaponry
4. The Democratic and Republican Duopoly....

VOTE GREEN.....Jill Stein..... for the Planet and Humanity who have only one home in this universe.


#14

And Baltimore, Chicago, Flint, Detroit, St. Louis...


#16

"An open dialogue that breaks down fears and stereotypes on the basis of we're all in this together, leading to gradual. reciprocal agreements to disarm, is the only way to keep our children from becoming toast."

That very state of affairs had been actually begun between JFK and Khrushchev in the time immediately before the CIA, Military and FBI conspired successfully to murder our President and end all hope of Peace.

These guys are still around and calling the shots.

So...