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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalach View Post
    But it says "a certain light". It's outright demanding you talk about what excitement really is. NOT WHAT NUCLEAR WAR REALLY IS. It asked you to discuss excitement in conceptual terms with reference to one aspect of excitement, that it includes danger and potentially very dangerous action with significant negative consequence.
    Yeah, but if it is exciting to you then you're discussing at least one aspect of nuclear war, so it's natural that we'd arrive at this juncture so long as they be crazies like me here.

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    It was OKC.

    "Oh, so nuclear war gets you hard?!"
    "Well, no. But if something's, y'know, like if you have to struggle and, y'know, be heroic n shit..."
    "So, you like dead babies?"
    "GAwd, lady, what are you talking about? it's just like IF, for fuck's sake, *if*, there was a nuclear war--"
    "We could see dead babies."
    "NO!"
    "And you'd get hard!"
    "What is happening here?"
    "Wanna cyber?"
    Bellison uncorked a flood of horrible profanity, which, translated, meant, "This is extremely unusual."

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    As immoral and very destructive to the future as it seems, I will admit that it will be interesting to watch several things happen:

    1. Which alliances come into play and what we get to learn about the "enemy" that we didn't know before. Also, we'd get confirmation of weapons that certain people claim to have. Seeing how many other countries get involved in the fray would be interesting to think about.
    2. Observing the changes in the nature of warfare itself brought upon by actually employing more nuclear weapons in combat.
    3. Observing the impact of manmade creations on nature at a larger scale.
    4. Will the UN stay together or become more centralized and stronger than ever before? How would they go about doling out punishments for war crimes?
    5. What happens when all is said and done, and how long will it last?

    The list goes on but these are some general ideas that I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalach View Post
    It was OKC.

    "Oh, so nuclear war gets you hard?!"
    "Well, no. But if something's, y'know, like if you have to struggle and, y'know, be heroic n shit..."
    "So, you like dead babies?"
    "GAwd, lady, what are you talking about? it's just like IF, for fuck's sake, *if*, there was a nuclear war--"
    "We could see dead babies."
    "NO!"
    "And you'd get hard!"
    "What is happening here?"
    "Wanna cyber?"
    That's it. The need to assign the 'bad person' label is stronger than that for understanding.

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    Seems like one of the issues here is whether the horrific reality of nuclear war on Earth cancels out anything interesting/redeeming that could follow it, or if the interesting/redeeming stuff can be added to the horror or considered separately. And I honestly don't see how the former can be seriously argued. If an atrocity of a certain magnitude cancels out anything positive that could be associated with it, what of Anne Frank and Elie Weisel?

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    Oh, and another thing I just thought of- I think people sort of had a version of this debate the year Life Is Beautiful won so many Oscars. It was lighthearted in some ways and some people found that horrific way to treat the Holocaust. My opinion was that those people missed the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    If an atrocity of a certain magnitude cancels out anything positive that could be associated with it, what of Anne Frank and Elie Weisel?
    I heard Anne Frank might have been a Belieber. That is evil!

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    Oh my god. My daughter came home angry about that Onion article. We had a long talk about critical thinking that day.

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    Yes.

    The question is a absolutely F question.
    I bet if the question is"the nuclear weapon targeted a group you dislike",the answer would be "Yes" in the majority.
    Whatever Fe or Fi.
    That's why I don't love human,so,my answer is "yes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by unnamed View Post
    Yes.

    The question is a absolutely F question.
    I bet if the question is"the nuclear weapon targeted a group you dislike",the answer would be "Yes" in the majority.
    Whatever Fe or Fi.
    That's why I don't love human,so,my answer is "yes".
    I think you'd lose that bet. People who are against nuclear war (which should be all of us, when considering this issue in a concrete sense) are typically against it no matter who the target is.

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