when people talk about the DPRK getting nukes to defend itself, remember this history. and then maybe ask yourself why they'd want to defend themselves from America
"posthumously published in 1964, MacArthur said,
"Of all the campaigns of my life, 20 major ones to be exact, [Korea was] the one I felt most sure of was the one I was deprived of waging. I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days.... I would have dropped between 30 and 50 atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria.... It was my plan as our amphibious forces moved south to spread behind us—from the Sea of Japan to the Yellow Sea—a belt of radioactive cobalt. It could have been spread from wagons, carts, trucks and planes.... For at least 60 years there could have been no land invasion of Korea from the north. The enemy could not have marched across that radiated belt."
"On 24 December 1950, MacArthur submitted a list of "retardation targets" in Korea, Manchuria and other parts of China, for which 34 atomic bombs would be required. In June 1950, Louis Johnson released a study on the potential uses of radioactive agents. According to Major General Courtney Whitney, MacArthur considered the possibility of using radioactive wastes to seal off North Korea in December 1950"
their plan was literally to terror bomb civilians with nukes and irradiate the homes of millions as an area denial weapon. this would have been arguably one of the single most destructive acts of all time ever if it had been carried out, and the US heavily considered this idea. this being only 5 years after they had already nuked 2 other civilian population centres
Wendy Carlos, early prolific synth centric score producer and personal trans hero talking about her Moog Modular for nearly 4 minutes.
painful to watch liberals say shit like "they should not have taken a foolish home loan if they didn't want the bank to foreclose on their home" in the same breath the government did the exact opposite and helped out the banks that approved those shitty loans in the first place
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My joke alt is more popular than my main and I'm not sure how to feel about that
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