To say that ANYTHING can be scarier than the Cuban Missile Crisis means
to regard nuclear winter and annihilation of most forms of life as
figments of the imagination. So long as any countries retain the means
of bringing that about it (as the U.S. and Russia still do), avoiding
nuclear war must be Priority No. 1. Hitler's aggressiveness and
unbounded cruelty brought about the deaths of about two per cent of the
human race, not a hundred per cent.
> I did not know the citation from Mein Kampf, but certainly it's
> scaringly parallel. The wonderful poster has pointed up what I think
> so many of us are feeling--that Bush seems to be using A.H.'s tactics
> as a drawing-board. One doesn't have to believe conspiracy theories re
> the September attack--extreme and violent reaction to violence is of
> course part of what builds rightwing totalitarianism. And now we're
> to do Iraq? And then Iran, N. Korea? Then? Tomorrow the w., if we
> leave any of it?
> As one friend says, this is far scarier than the Cuban Crisis. Even.
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