On July the 16th 1945, in a remote part of the New Mexico desert, the most terrifying device in human history was used for the first time. The first atomic bomb was detonated. On that day mankind finally took the apocalypse out of the hand of God and put it in their own, they gave so much power to so few that a war could be ended in seconds. This is the first and most powerful indication that mankind will destroy itself if we do not "keep track."
What stops a leader in Washington from launching a weapon of mass destruction against his enemies? The answer is simple in theory, however the repercussions of the implications made are so complex that they dare not be pondered by man. M.A.D. or Mutually Assured Destruction. That leader can be assured that if he launches a weapon against another country, that country, or it's allies, will launch back. We have created weapons that are so terrifying that we are afraid to use them. They can end war, yet if instituted, will destroy man kind, leaving us in a "Catch 22" situation.
We are the only species on earth that seeks to destroy itself. The human brain is the only brain on earth that is capable of studying itself. It has become so efficient, so as to study, how it can study itself. However we are the only species incapable of seeing how dangerous we are to ourselves. For example, two rhinos when attacking each other will run head on in the least dangerous manner, if that same rhino encounters any other species that it finds threatening, it will run for the sides of the animal to gore and kill that animal. It will protect is species by not harming it. We, on the other hand, intentionally try to destroy our species. We train men like soldiers to kill their fellow man, and yet are disgusted at murderers, and war for that mater.
We have even gone so far has to employ colossal institutions who's only purpose is the destruction of man, the United States Army is the largest employer in the United States and possibly the world, and yet every man and woman employed their has a mission, in one way or the other to destroy their fellow man, if not directly, the indirectly. We have created chemical and biological weapons so ghastly that they have no cure and can bring the strongest of men to their knees.
We have created technology that helps so many, yet every creation that we have ever made has been used for good and wicked, sometimes even simply to instil terror. We have not created a single piece of technology that can only be used for good. For example; the lowly fork, is an excellent invention if used to eat steak, yet a horrid one if used to poke some one in the eye.
Our attitude to the elements of life have too become distorted. For example; if you were to ask one thousand people at random which is more valuable: a diamond or a glass of water, most, if not all, would say the diamond. However, man can live without diamonds, most live without them for seventy or more years, however a person could not survive twenty four hours without water. This simple bond of two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen is the gift of life. If it ended so would we. Yet the average person would take the diamond over it. So we see that things are not always what they seem, and life is not so simple.
Like wise, we need to compartmentalise or lives to make them even more simple and safe. On this point two topics will be discussed. The first is that of prejudice. There is no question that it is evil however how do we classify it, granted that we have the right to. Example; if an American was to...