“The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead.”
~ Nikita Khrushchev
There is no certainty of a global nuclear war, but given the players involved, there is the possibility. Nuclear war has been constantly threatened by insane rulers, mostly in the U.S., for many decades, but other than the abhorrent and murderous slaughter of innocents in Japan at the hands of the U.S. war machine, no nuclear attacks have been forthcoming since. There is good reason for this, but I fear few take into consideration the complete lunacy and deranged minds of totalitarian-minded rulers. They thrive on propaganda, sabre rattling, and threats, as if this is a harmless political game, but it would take only one idiot to start an all-out nuclear exchange. That would be devastating to all on earth, so why is there so much antagonistic threatening of nuclear war among the empirical nation states?
The absolute insanity of such irresponsible behavior belies all logic, but since when has logic or reason held a place among nation states and the ruling class? In my opinion, no one could want or purposely pursue nuclear war; not because of the risk to normal people of course, but because it would know few if any bounds, and put at risk the very murderers who would perpetrate such a sadistic and evil plot in the first place. The ruling class are unmistakable cowards who obviously want to rule over others, but not at the expense of their own lives. This may be the only saving grace for the common man, at least concerning nuclear war, as those who seek war do so with the knowledge that others and the children of others will die in their place, and with nuclear war, there is no guarantee of that outcome.
Most of these lowlifes, at least the highest ranking of them in the ruling class and politics, have built special bunkers for themselves in the event of all out war, but what would be left to rule after total annihilation? What pleasure would they gain if all was destroyed and poisoned, and all economic systems and infrastructure were left in shambles, and humanity itself obliterated? This is why all out nuclear war is not likely, or at least not desired, by the scum who hold major positions of power. Killing off much of mankind is craved by technocrats, political scum, eugenic monsters, and genocidal psychopaths, but not at the expense or possibility of harm to themselves, as these skulking parasites cannot rule a society that has lost all, is desperate, and has nothing else to lose. The powerful want compliant and obedient subjects who worship the state, and look to it for safety and sustenance. Nuclear war would probably change that slave-like relationship between the powerful and the masses, and cause large-scale dissent instead of a pathetic submissive citizenry.