war or peace and the y2kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
With only a few months to go before the y2k question will be answered,weather or not we were able to fix enough of it in time. Another bigger pressing question is emerging will it bring war or peace. If you were a giant super-power with a y2k problem what would you do. #one Piss off all the other super powers and see who blinks first (nuclear chicken) or do #2, you realize that any war between any of the super-powers is a zero sum game with no winners only unlucky survivors that have to pick up the pieces just like they did after WWII. Is this the legacy we really want to leave our children, I think not. We must not sit by idle while the powers to be keep making one wrong decision after another. We must craft a viable Peace option for the y2k. We must make our voices heard over the spin control over the corporate noise. When y2k causes the countries of the world impairment we must have a continutity of civilization plan ready to go. This means no nuclear testing, no actions that can be misinterperted militarly,a food plan, a recovery plan.
We only have one chance to do this right so we better give it our best shot. Let's remind mr politicans in wash. deeCee that if they love their jobs,and want to stay employed, that keeping the world moving in the direction of peace during the y2k transistion better be their top priority or will mobilize the people to hold a vote for their immediate removal. I think that they need to show us by their actions if we should trust their words about y2k or about making peace. If they dont find a way to end the standoff in kosovo peacefull within the next few days, why should we believe that y2k will be O.K.. If they cant figure out how to deal with that small issue why should we trust them that they have a handle on the larger issue. Y2k aware mike dont follow leaders who play dr. strangelove.
-- y2k aware mike (y2k aware email@example.com), May 12, 1999
Can't have peace in a slave economy!
-- freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
I think it was Nikita Kruschev who said, "After a nuclear war the living will envy the dead."
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
This is from Joe Sobran at Drudge Report:
"If the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers," Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist No. 28, "... the citizens must rush tumultuously to arms." That is, the people are entitled to use force to overthrow a government that exercises unconstitutional powers. If he were here, observing our lawless government, he'd wonder what we are waiting for.
-- Jon Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.