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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:57 PM

Irony and politics

Perhaps not the ideal place for this so should someone feel this too out of place, please let me know and I'll move/delete.

Politics demands compromises where none seem even tolerable. What a terrible job! The thought of balancing justice, law, ethics and economics while making progress and maintaining popularity would exasperate me. I'm not a great multitasker.

FDR's Four Freedoms Address in January of 1941 is well know. There was a lot of sentiment to keeping the US out of the war that was consuming other countries. The fourth freedom, the freedom from fear, was explained as "means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor -- anywhere in the world."

Within a year the Manhattan Project shifted into high gear and started the biggest buildup of weapons ever known.

What does it take to do that kind of job?

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discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2013 OP
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 2013 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2013 #2
Sweeney Dec 2014 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2014 #4

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

1. You would prefer that Hitler had an atomic bomb first?

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 01:08 PM

2. IMHO, developing the bomb was the only correct decision possible.

I was just remarking on the controversy and conflict inherent in making such decisions.

Further, the fact that the sequelae added to an already growing MIC.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 03:37 AM

3. The balance is between money and honor.

And honor doesn't weigh much

Who goes for the job?? Narcissists who don't know shit, and think they can hire brains and fire virtue.
Sweeney

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Response to Sweeney (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 06:30 AM

4. Leslie Groves, narcissist; I'll have to look into that.

Thanks

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