On August 6th, 1945, the then newly invented Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and on the 9th August 1945 on Nagasaki both in Japan. This ended World War 2 abruptly with the surrender of Japan and later the Axis Forces. The world was exposed to the new threat we had created to exterminate ourselves from the face of the Earth.
Did this change the world? Did it bring in realisation that like Bhasmasura we held the annihilation of our race in our hands?
Hardly. Countries vied with each other in having to build resources capable of producing the Nuclear Arsenal to be used against aggressors.
Today we have a pile of Nuclear Arms owned by the so-called ” responsible powers ” and the threat of its use remains and is very real.
The new concern is about the ” dirty bomb ” – that which is being developed by ” rogue ” nations which can be used for partisan and flimsy reasons.
For us, the question is whether the Third World War is held back because of the fear of the availability of Nuclear Weapons in the hands of more than one nation. Or are we living under the threat and fear of its usage anytime now? There is no differentiation between ” responsible or rogue ” as far as the ownership of such weapons is concerned.
Nuclear Weapons have the power to turn the hero into a villain and the villain into a hero in no time. We have to remember that it was the ” hero ” who used the weapon for the first time and the world is unsure who and when will it be – the Last Time.
Under the shadow of such a possibility, the world celebrates or mourns today – the day of Man adding and demonstrating his powers to destroy which was a responsibility held by Nature alone.
Today’s remembrance/celebration/mourning is under the hope that the madness of using the bomb again does not even cross the mind of any man for we have too many that can be unleashed in a few moments.
And that will take us to our respective and well-divided Gods – even before a prayer can be uttered from our consciousness.
Let us surrender to Nature.
For Peace is our priority and it is only Nature that can ensure a peaceful co-existence.