People wonder what is going to happen to all the nuclear weapons in various countries. Optimistic people across the world think that all the nuclear nations will, one day, bury nuclear weapons deep down into the earth and will forget about it too. Just pause and think. Is it possible?
The first atomic bomb was made in 1938. The world was free from nuclear weapons before that. The United States conducted its first nuclear test explosion in July 1945. In August 1945 it dropped atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We all know that the world was not the same after that. Four years later, the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear test explosion. And now many countries have joined this race.
Government leaders across the world have understood that nuclear weapons are intrinsically dangerous and pose an unparalleled threat to the very existence of humankind. These weapons of mass destruction do not enhance a country’s security but, imperil the survival of all nations.
Today humanity stands at an historic juncture, facing multiple interconnected threats. Besides the potential use of nuclear weapons, these include environmental degradation, resource scarcity, climate change, overpopulation, global disease pandemics, financial crises and natural disasters.
The sort of international cooperation needed to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is similar to that needed to address the other transnational threats.
The question today is whether a strategy based on nuclear deterrence continues to be the most effective way for governments to deal with international tensions and protect themselves, or whether alternative strategies with greater benefits and lower risks are available.
According to spirituality, construction and destruction are two sides of the same coin. When we construct something, we do so from material which has become available after a thing got destroyed, disintegrated or decomposed. Likewise, destruction is the essential for-runner of reconstruction. Hence, we should understand that a new world order will set in, only when the older giveth place. Just as a new life in the form of a lovely child comes to existence after death of a decayed, diseased and degenerated body, a new world order of complete purity, peace and prosperity without any kind of nuclear threat or any other kind of insecurity would come into existence only after destruction of old and ailing world. So, instead of fearing destruction, let us enlighten ourselves from within to welcome new world order i.e Golden Age which would be ruled by feelings of universal brotherhood and universal love.