Do you believe there’s actually an organization of men and women, supposedly educated (scientists they say), that sit around and debate on the movement of this fictional clock’s minute hand? Don’t think for one moment it isn’t a partisan timepiece as well.
“The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic timepiece that represents the countdown to a catastrophic event occurring, such as nuclear war or life-ending climate change.”
Or, I bet, Donald Trump becoming president. Same thing with Ronald Reagan, but they had to push the hands back when he and Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
What a great timeline that is. When Reagan ran for president he was treated much the same way Trump was treated. The Democrats ran commercials that if he was elected it would mean nuclear war. It was a remake of the famous 1964 “daisy girl” add. Or the Mondale ad “teach your parents”. Let’s watch that one. It’s catchy.
See, great song huh? But what a terrible message of doom. Fear, you see, is what the Democrats have always been about it seems. What Reagan had was a sense of hopefulness. An idea that American was a good place and people should have hope. Real hope, not the Obama kind. Real hope is forward thinking
Reagan’s humor was incredible. It took the edge off of any opponent.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m just too optimistic and there are things I’m missing about current events. Old Mikhail Gorbachev is back, older, puffier, still with his birthmark, having written an editorial saying that the whole world is preparing for war. He writes, “The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.” I agree with the part where they are at a loss. It’s true, they don’t seem to know which way is up. I don’t think it’s because an actual doomsday is moments away though. I think it’s because Trump has shaken the tree and their hive is all abuzz. They had a plan and he has disrupted it. I like to think that the people disrupted it. It’s a plan a long time in the making to destroy nations and create a global government. This isn’t a conspiracy theory or anything like that, they’ve been open and out front about their desires for “globalism” even if they haven’t been so upfront about how they were going about it or just what globalism means to you and me, the people.
That is why there is such a cry against “nationalism” which is the antithesis of their much vaunted globalist designs. Reagan and Trump stand, if not shoulder to shoulder, at least side by side, as firm nationalists. I don’t believe them when they say we are closer to war, closer to doomsday. I think it’s a political scare tactic designed to punish the people for voting against them. They’ll show us! How dare we!
It’s a knee jerk clock based on nothing more than the partisan whims of some magazine editors yet each time it moves closer to midnight (midnight being the end of all mankind) it gets reported in the news as if it’s something real and important. It isn’t important though, it’s just a paper clock and a few stern faced old men scolding us children because we don’t want to share our toys.
Beware the mastermind and the clock maker.
The Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who manage the clock, announce the new ‘time’ in an event that was live streamed today from Washington DC.