Who Has the Bigger Button?

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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Over the past 24 hours we have seen two very emotionally and intellectually stunted, narcissistic and sociopathic authoritarian leaders continue to threaten each other and the world with nuclear war.

As I watch this drama play out I am reminded of the words that Albert Speer wrote of Adolf Hitler when he unleashed the Second World War by invading Poland:

“I do not think that in those early days of September, Hitler was fully aware that he had irrevocably unleashed a world war. He had merely meant to move one step further. To be sure, he was ready to accept the risk associated with that step, just as he had been a year before during the Czech crisis; but he had prepared himself only for the risk, not really for the great war.”

When I think of the statements, tweets, and comments of President Trump and Kim Jong Un I am reminded of what Speer said about his Fuhrer, Both men are thumping their chests and speaking of their nuclear weapons and military power as if they, like middle school boys were comparing the size of their penises. Both men threaten each other and their nations with nuclear armageddon but neither seem to understand what war really means. Likewise there seem to be other American leaders apart from the President who appear think that a nuclear war, even a “limited” one will be not have major repercussions around the world. Kim, Trump, and their most devout supporters are perfectly prepared to assume the risks of war, but not for its consequences.

I think that we are standing at the edge of the abyss and that President Trump, Kim Jong Un, and their supporters are not nearly as prepared for the consequences of their words and machinations as they think that they are. Sadly those who go to fight in their wars and those who happen to be in the way of war, those who will be war’s first victims won’t live long enough to get a say in the decisions made by these men.

So until tomorrow,

Peace

Padre Steve+

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Filed under History, News and current events, Political Commentary

3 responses to “Who Has the Bigger Button?

  1. I was a little girl when the Cuban missile crisis occurred. I remember how scary that was. This is several magnitudes beyond that.

    If I didn’t have faith in the Lord I would not have any peace at all.

  2. Penis envy? Mine is BIGGER and more POWERFUL than yours Kim Jong Un!!! So there!! Yep. Reckon you COULD be right!! Thanks for another stimulating read Steve. Ian from the UK

  3. Reblogged this on Rcooley123's Blog and commented:
    These two men may well be the biggest threats to life on this planet in history. The war they threaten must be prevented, rather than won. The same is true of all wars, but the danger that exists should one of them start any sort of nuclear exchange far exceeds any possible benefit that one could imagine might come as a result. Peace – RJC

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