E. Martin Schotz: Planning to commit a crime is a crime

  • Aug. 6 marks the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. AP

Published: 8/12/2019 8:00:13 PM

Seventy-four years ago, the United States obliterated two Japanese cities with atomic bombs. The bombings of those cities were monstrous war crimes, crimes that have never been acknowledged by the people of the United States as a whole.

The bombings involved not only incalculable wounds to the Japanese people and to humanity in general, but involved wounds to the psyche of the people of the United States. The failure of the people of the United States to acknowledge the crimes committed in their name, and their failure to take responsibility, have allowed the psychic wounds to grow.

So called “nuclear deterrence,” according to its supporters, requires the willingness and the readiness to use nuclear weapons is such a fashion that all higher human life on our planet could be destroyed. These preparations and plans to use nuclear weapons are a conspiracy to commit the ultimate crime. This conspiracy is a crime in itself. The policy of “nuclear deterrence” is a vast criminal conspiracy.

We are on death row in a world that has been turned into a prison where the decision of a few individuals or some computer error can lead to the execution all of us. Can you imagine a more demonic criminal conspiracy?

What does it say about us, if we do not do everything we can to oppose this situation and transform it. I am asking my sisters and brothers to awaken. Do not turn away from the criminal conspiracy that is being enacted. Seek out an organization that is working to ban nuclear weapons and find out how you can help.

E. Martin Schotz, MD


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