On a Monday the Fourteenth / Vaccine delivered Covid relief / A shot in the arm to stop the spread / and the Electoral College confirmed / The end of a national nightmare
Consumed with the current Covid-19 crisis, which is seeing a fall surge, it is hard for us to focus on the even greater danger posed by nuclear weapons, but we have to deal with this threat. Our survival and that of our children depends on it.
Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, when there is no fire, is considered immoral—even illegal. But what about the failure to shout “Fire!” if the theater actually is on fire? In today’s topsy-turvy world of alternative values, that’s a worthy question.
Here’s my favorite pandemic quote to date: “We’ve all been sent to our room to think about what we’ve done.” I don’t know who said that first, but I’d love to give them credit for a quip that has had me thinking ever since. Just how have we acted badly? Well, let’s see.
Pondering the coronavirus epidemic and nuclear weapons, two champions of peace highlight the danger nuclear weapons pose, saying, “Humankind cannot remain oblivious of this persisting danger to its own survival.” They sum up efforts to abolish nuclear weapons: “As with viruses, containment may be good, but eradication is best.” This article is reprinted from Common Dreams.