Nuclear weapons create a false sense of security among the general public. Countries boast and brag at the destructive power potential of their newly manufactured weapons of mass destruction all while creating the illusion that theses weapons were created for their protection. A war can not be initiated without a provoking force and can not be concluded without a victor. Someone is destined to win. This is what makes nuclear war a bone chilling and utterly terrifying concept. Nuclear weapons have the capability to destroy the very atoms comprising and supporting the physical world. If theses bonds can be broken at the mere touch of a button how could they ever provide safety? A world which houses such monstrosities should be victims of their own destructive creation. For it is said that the atomic bomb is "the worst thing that ever happened" (LeMay, 3). Why would fighting occur on such a level that not only do soldiers die, but also all forms of life and creation among the targeted area? How could anything so powerful even offer the illusion of protection?
Love. It's a simple four-letter word that is often misused and under valued. Its a word that can be used to describe your favorite type of food or a word that can be used to describe why you were created. It is a powerful word that can transform and transcend any situation, it is a word linked to good things, people, and ideas, love is life. Nuclear war by definition as well as motive goes against the very core moral codes and force behind the word and meaning of love. How could a war in which utilizes and demands the assistance of weapons promote love? How could weapons created to rip apart the very atoms and molecules composing the physical world as well as all it's life forms generate and much less promote love. I oppose nuclear war because it goes against the very idea and meaning of love, for instead of producing creation it literally tears it apart on a molecular level! Just look at Hiroshima, according to Sigal that one atomic bomb "devastated the city and killed as many as 80,000 people" (Sigal, 2).