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It's an interesting moral question. Faced with the same circumstances how many of us would press the nuclear button?


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It's not easy to answer: I'd like to say 'no!!' but human nature and History teaches us all differently...... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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It's the basis of our own nuclear deterrent. The trick is leaving any would-be aggressors uncertain about what our own political leader would do in such circumstances - thereby forcing them to ask themselves if they 'feel lucky'! It's also the reason why Jeremy Corbyn's uncompromising position is seen to be problematic by so many people.

I've always thought that some of those Dredd stories could be used in schools as a springboard for some fascinating moral debates.


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It's an interesting moral question. Faced with the same circumstances how many of us would press the nuclear button?

I definitely would. Even more so if it was necessary :wink:

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The problem about nuclear 'detterents' and the idea that 'nobody would be mad enough to launch these missiles in the first place ' is:


---what happens if someone with real power behind them starts a real War, ends up on the brink of defeat [like the end of WW2] and adopts a 'scorched Earth Policy', with the attitude of:

'If I can't win, then NOBODY gets to win...let the planet BE a burnt-out shell! Now--let me at that launch-button'!!!!..... Let the Armageddon COMMENCE!!'


This approach is most Dredd-like in it's outlook.

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Harking back to text in comic papers, I thought that Dave Simms did a beautiful job in Cerebus as regards "Jaka's Story". This was actually the first series that I first came across in the long running, independent Canadian comic. At first, when I came across these full pages of text, I thought: hmm, do I skip these and pursue the picture panels? Thankfully, I didn't. They were wonderful and fully complemented the story and, to this day, still feature largely in my memories of the whole series. Off topic I know, considering Cerebus isn't British. But it did feature a very funny caricature of Margaret Thatcher.


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