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Monday, November 14, 2016

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one ..."

Those were the words that sprang to J. Robert Oppenheimer's mind as he watched the Trinity Test.
What words will spring to Donald J. Trump's mind when he is presented with the ability to, singlehandedly, order the launch and detonation of United States nuclear weapons?
Will it occur to him the truly godlike power he has been handed? Or will he treat it cavalierly, bandying it in the same sentence as words like beautiful and fantastic?
Will he, via twitter, put the world on notice of his power and might - not on behalf of us as a nation, but on behalf of Donald J. Trump? How will the world respond to such bullying, and will he have ANY tempering mechanism in his office?
Let us sincerely hope that, rather than getting a heady feeling when he is handed a sealed authentication card, about the size of a pack of baseball card bubblegum by a high ranking military officer in the presence of all his Military Aides and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he will reflect on Oppenheimers thoughts, of Vishnu declaring, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

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