Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Dr. Strangelove

Given the current situation in the world, I thought it would be good to take a nostalgic trip back to a, more, um, sane era by watching Dr. Strangelove.  For example, there is Peter Sellers acting the role of a world leader who actually wants to limit the damage.  Then we get to ponder the difference between an exponential decay of radioactivity, vs the exponential growth rate of other phenomena based on a reversed sign of the half life.

Of course I should repent as a Christian for viewing the current world as some sort of Black Comedy, since the tragedies are real.  As always, I trust that God will bring about good through the chaos.  Yet at the same time, I expect mankind to eventually make choices of the destructive sort described in Dr. Strangelove.  This won't be the act of a single madman triggering events, but rather humanity in mass going off to destruction in a raving herd.  But for now I will enjoy things and do my best to make things better.

3 comments:

Max Coutinho said...

Hey Looney,

While the world is drowning in chaos and bloodshed, I also trust G-d: everything happens for a reason. However, I'm doing my part to avoid major destruction. Of course, the irony of this is that to avoid major destruction a certain degree of destruction will have to be involved. Paradox.
I also think that what we are seeing is the direct result of successive socialist policies: their stupidity and fake-morals brought us to this moment. The right wing is also to blame because they just either let them, or when they are in power they continue the same destructive policies (albeit with a twist). It's lamentable. Praying and working for better days.

Cheers

Rummuser said...

I have posted my comment on your newer blog. Sorry about that.

Looney said...

@Rummuser, I will be anxiously awaiting your movie review!