The Nuclear Card - Understanding Politics So You Never Fall For It (Part 4)
OK? Call My Bluff Then! I Wish You WOULD!
People fear different things, but everyone fears Nuclear weapons. We may not fear them for ourselves but we fear for our family our friends and the future of the world. But a wise man (me) once said if a system is around long enough people will figure out how to exploit it. This is also true for nuclear weapons.
When multiple countries in the world house their own nuclear weapons things can get funny. Today, nuclear weapons are mostly used as deterrents, a guarantee you won’t get invaded because the risk would outweigh the reward. None the less it’s still the biggest card in your back pocket, you can’t play it because it would trigger a similar response from your enemies. Well wtf do you do with the dam thing besides waste hundreds of thousands maintaining it?