Peace through practical, proved civil defence for credible war deterrence
  • Credible nuclear deterrence of invasions and conventional wars reduce the risk of large nuclear wars occurring through escalation of conventional wars. Contrary to irrational, pseudo-scientific propaganda, the number of nuclear weapons is smaller than the millions of conventional weapons used in large wars and the correct scaling shows that the overall effects are similar, not massively different as often claimed for political propaganda by enemies of peace. Furthermore, the greater time delay of effects from nuclear weapons over the damaged area increases the efficiency of cheap civil defence countermeasures, as compared to conventional weapons. In conclusion, credible nuclear deterrence of conventional war offers a beautiful opportunity to create a peaceful world, free from fear peddling, ranting dictators. The only oppositions you will meet will come from authoritarian obsessed fear peddling myth makers. If they can't tell the truth and face the facts, why listen to them? Please see our post on the need to deter not only direct threats from nuclear attacks but also conventional wars and invasions that can escalate into nuclear wars (as proved by the use of nuclear weapons in WWII, for example, after they were developed during the war itself and did not trigger or provoke the war), linked here, here, here, and here, here, here, and the true scaling law equivalence between a few thousand nuclear weapons and the several million tons of small conventional weapons in a non-nuclear world war as proved by our post summarising key points in Herman Kahn's much-abused call for credible deterrence, On Thermonuclear War, linked here. Peace comes through tested, proved and practical declassified countermeasures against the effects of nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and conventional weapons. Credible deterrence to end invasions and wars comes through simple, effective protection against invasions like low yield tactical weapons and walls, and civil defence against collateral damage. Peace comes through discussions of the facts as opposed to inaccurate, misleading lies of the "disarm or be annihilated" political dogma variety, which are designed to exploit fear to close down criticisms of errors in mainstream orthodoxy. In particular, please see the post linked here on EMP results from an actual Russian 300 kt test at 290 km altitude over unwarned civilian infrastructure in Kazakhstan on 22 October 1962, which caused no injuries or deaths whatsoever (contrary to all of Jeremy Corbyn and CND style lying propaganda that any use of nuclear weapons on civilians would automatically kill millions), but shut down the communications and power supply lines! This is not secret, but does not make newspaper headlines to debunk CND style dogmas on the alleged incredibility of nuclear deterrence.

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  • Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Watch the BBC one hour 2013 documentary on Machiavelli, available on YouTube at present



    In 2013, the BBC broadcast a documentary on Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince (it was the 500th anniversary of the writing of the book in 1513, which was first published in 1532, five years after the author's death in 1527 aged 58), which is key to understanding nuclear deterrence (as well as how to avoid a miserable life being trodden on by others who see virtue as a weakness, how to succeed in business, academia, journalism, communism and all political parties), which someone (not me) put on YouTube on 7 June 2017 and has now (24 August 2017) already had 195,595 views!

    It's clear that the BBC loves and uses Machiavelli's methodology (while pretending, like all of Machiavelli's pseudo-critics, to hate him), even to the point of hypocritically claiming to be in favour of "speaking truth" (the BBC motto) while ruthlessly removing BBC content from YouTube, even when it has become basically archive material (if you have ever published an article in magazine, you will know that the author sells first serial rights, which mean that after the article is out of print - i.e. when the next issue appears - the copyright reverts to the author who can publish it free on the internet if they want, a concept that helps disseminate information freely while still giving paid media the chance to profit from exclusive first publication rights, a concept that is sadly lacking in BBC TV copyright bigotry).  So catch this while it's available.  The bottom line is that Machiavelli was framed for a conspiracy and arrested in 1513, being tortured on the rack (he was stretched 3 notches without his spine cracking).  Then he wrote what his editors in 1532 called The Prince (his original version had no title) while recovering from torture under house arrest.

    He therefore knew the harsh reality of a lack of power and influence in the world, and this BBC documentary (which will doubtless soon disappear from YouTube due to the Machiavellian BBC copyright enforcers) proves just how influential his principles are in all areas of human activity.  Nuclear deterrence, using fear to prevent world war, is a vital Machiavellian principle the lefty BBC doesn't mention (obviously), but it does mention the application to war (e.g. the Iraq war).  In a nutshell, if you don't have enough power to simply ignore enemies, and you are forced into a fight, you might have to use underhand tactics merely to survive, regardless of moral principles!