With North and South Korea making headlines I decided to watch the amazing documentary “Vice Guide to North Korea“. It’s hard to imagine that such a regime like North Korea still exists, it’s like a weird alternate universe, or something you’d read in a sci-fi novel.
I also watched Countdown to Zero, I highly recommend it, it’s the scariest film you’ll see this year. The US and Russia still have hundreds of “launch ready” nukes pointed at each other – the world could come to a man-made end in as little as 20 minutes. The movie quotes JFK (sadly still very apt): “Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.”
I’m inclined to agree.