People wrongly assume nuclear weapons “deter” attacks on us. Let’s help people let go of the “deterrence” assumption.
The general public, politicians and mainstream media all WRONGLY ASSUME that nuclear weapons “deter” attacks on the U.S. This wrong assumption is nearly unanimous. It is a HUGE BARRIER to moving them to reduce and abolish nuclear weapons. In order to make progress toward peace, we absolutely must help the public, politicians and media LET GO OF the “deterrence” assumption. The “deterrence” assumption locks people into insisting that we must continue having nuclear weapons. The “deterrence” assumption PREVENTS THEM FROM HEARING our messages about reducing and abolishing them. The people who are working to abolish nuclear weapons do recognize […]