[Marxism] Sixty years from Castle Bravo crime, fresh US nuke push

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 22:39:56 MDT 2014

Imagine trying to win public approval for the following scenario: detonate
a hydrogen bomb in a remote region of the Pacific that has little contact
with the outside world, in meteorological conditions guaranteed to spread
radioactive contamination for hundreds of miles, then refuse to evacuate
those affected for days finally taking the affected communities to research
facilities for extensive and intrusive testing.

Then a few years later, dump the test subjects back on their irradiated
island with false promises that all the mess has been cleaned up. Then
study them some more, charting the long-term effects of nuclear exposure on
the human body all in the name of “national security”.

You might think that such a proposal would be condemned as plainly immoral.
Surely no civilised nation with claims to an ethical foreign policy would
ever indulge in such a cold, calculated act of mass human experimentation.

Yet this is precisely what the United States imposed on the Marshall
Islands, part of Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean, with the “Castle Bravo”
event 60 years ago.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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