Dr Strangelove

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room! — President Merkin Muffley Muffley was one of three characters played by Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, by Stanley Kubrick.  The image is of the 25-ton blast door in the NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado nuclear bunker. It is at main entrance with another blast door (background) beyond…

Turning into butterflies above our nation

And I dreamed I saw the bombers riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies above our nation.

The physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.

Despite the vision and farseeing wisdom of our wartime heads of state, the physicists have felt the peculiarly intimate responsibility for suggesting, for supporting, and in the end, in large measure, for achieving the realisation of atomic weapons. Nor can we forget that these weapons as they were in fact used dramatised so mercilessly the…