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Nuclear Weapons - The Ultimate Evil
Time’s Up to Kick The Habit
Castle Romeo 4 megaton nuclear detonation, Bikini Atoll sacrifice, 1954 Mother and child dead on platform at Urakami station ~1 km near Nagasaki epicenter, 10 August 1945; credit: Yosuke Yamahata Kick The Habit, Rob Wout aka Opland, 1981
“Nine nations still threaten to incinerate entire cities, to destroy life on earth, to make our beautiful world uninhabitable for future generations. The development of nuclear weapons signifies not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity. These weapons are not a necessary evil; they are the ultimate evil.”
—Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima survivor, speaking 10 Dec 2017
on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,
recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
The Ultimate Necessity
of an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Eli Martin Schotz, M.D., February 2018
“Any talk today of preventing a nuclear war misses the point that we are actually in a nuclear war right now. The question is not how can we prevent a nuclear war, but how will the nuclear war end? Will it end with the weapons abolishing mankind, or will mankind end this war by abolishing nuclear weapons? Just as war is a process, so is peace. Peace is a process of educating people about nuclear war, helping them organize against this war.”
Back from the Brink ~ The Call to Prevent Nuclear War
We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by:
•  renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
•  ending the sole, unchecked authority of any President to launch a nuclear attack
•  taking US nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
•  cancelling the plan to replace its entire arsenal with enhanced weapons
•  actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to
eliminate their nuclear arsenals
Back from the Brink ~ Critical Analysis, Resources, Updates

Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.”
—President John Kennedy, 25 Sep 1961
Address in New York City Before the General Assembly of the United Nations
“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
—President Ronald Reagan, 18 April 1982
Radio Address to the Nation on Nuclear Weapons
“Is there a spiritual reality, inconceivable to us today, which corresponds in history to the physical reality which Einstein discovered and which led to the atomic bomb? Einstein discovered a law of physical change: the way to convert a single particle of matter into enormous physical energy. Might there not also be, as Gandhi suggested, an equally incredible and undiscovered law of spiritual change, whereby a single person or small community of persons could be converted into an enormous spiritual energy capable of transforming a society and a world?
“I believe that there is, that there must be, a spiritual reality corresponding to E=mc2 because, from the standpoint of creative harmony, the universe is incomplete without it, and because, from the standpoint of moral freedom, humankind is sentenced to extinction without it. I believe that the human imperative of our end-time is that we discover the spiritual equation corresponding to Einstein’s physical equation, and that we then begin to experiment seriously in its world-transforming reality while there is time.” (pp.3-4)
“The exact opposite of the H bomb’s destructive purpose, but psychic equivalent of its energy, is the Kingdom of Reality which would be the final victory of Truth in history—a force of truth and love powerful enough to fuse billions of individual psyches into a global realization of essential oneness. The experience of such a spiritual force of fusion is unimaginable, and the mere hypothesizing of it, as in this book, as a psychic and historical possibility will go beyond any but the most willing suspension of disbelief. But there is no reason why the same psyche which, when turned outward, was able to create the condition for a self-acting force of over 100 million degrees of heat, thus realizing an inconceivable thermonuclear fusion, cannot someday turn sufficiently inward to create the conditions for an equally inconceivable (but nature balancing) fusion in its own psychic or spiritual reality. The main deterrent to its doing so is that sharp sense in us all of the conditions necessary for a self-sacrificing love corresponding in any way to the energy of a nuclear fireball. But an end-time can also be a beginning.” (p.39)
—James W. Douglass, 1980
Lightning East To West - Jesus, Gandhi, and the Nuclear Age
“A great many reputable scientists are telling us that such a war could just end up in no victory for anyone because we would wipe out the earth as we know it. And if you think back to ... natural calamities – back in the last century, in the 1800s, ... volcanoes – we saw the weather so changed that there was snow in July in many temperate countries. And they called it the year in which there was no summer. Now if one volcano can do that, what are we talking about with the whole nuclear exchange, the nuclear winter that scientists have been talking about? It’s possible.”
—President Ronald Reagan, 2 February 1985
Bernard Weinraub & Gerald Boyd Interview, New York Times