‘Too Bad’: WashPo Laments Lack of Atomic Era Hysteria

NewsBusters | 2/28/2019 | Staff
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From the Feb. 28 Washington Post comes a useful reminder that in Progressive Land the sky is always falling; the cause just depends on which Chicken Little is doing the screaming. Or when.

Novelist, transgender activist, and trans woman herself, Charlie Jane Anders dredged up some old, blast-from-the past Cold War-era fears in a Post op-ed, complaining about the fact that “pop culture has more or less stopped warning us of the dangers of atomic devastation — and that’s too bad.”

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Anders is going to have to get in line. Maybe come back after lunch. We’re grappling with climate doom just now. Why worry about bombs when the world is going to end in “12 years?”

This isn’t paranoia, it’s liberal politicking. Here’s just another case of cynical progressives trying to stoke fear to get their way. Andres cited all manner of insane, out-of-touch examples to argue for pop-culture’s return to that The Day After mentality. She wrote, “The Bulletin of Atomic Scientist Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight in January 2018, making this our closest call since the 1950s,” and that certain nuclear non-proliferation studies say the current “risks are increasingly multipolar.”

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So we’re supposed to lose sleep over that cardboard clock?

But you forget who’s president. Threats “include the Trump administration’s more aggressive nuclear posture review; the abandonment of key arms treaties with Russia and Iran… and the weakening of the international institutions such as the United Nations.” Sounds like WashPo op-ed writers don’t like the abandonment of the Obama-era status quo.

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Nuclear fears are nowhere near a level when we were actually in conflict with Russia during the cold war and North Korea has paused missile tests, during the Trump administration no less. With regards to Russia and Iran: aren’t we safer abandoning deals that are no longer relevant, or were no...
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