Jennifer III on Reality
As part of the global yearning for utopian peace, much ado has been made about nuclear weapons since July, 1945. Much of that ado has been hogwash, driven by Luddites with a collectivist agenda.
To those disagree, answer this:
Is someone who is killed or maimed by the effects of a nuclear weapon detonation (i.e., blast, heat, immediate radiation, residual radiation) any less dead or maimed than someone who is shot, burnt by incendiaries, shattered by concussion, or poisoned by war-contaminated water?
The answer is "no".
Man, as a species, is a dangerous combination of savage heart, opposable thumbs, and large brain. Add largely-situational ethical frameworks, and you have a being who has used every single weapon ever invented to murder countless millions of his fellow creatures.
Fail to account for that reality, and your policy prescription, however well-intentioned, is essentially bunk.
Jennifer III walks us through related logic in the following trilogy:
Exercise In Futilty
The Iron Law & The Monopoly On Force
To The Extreme