No nukes! And no dictators!

Sue Nethercott
4 min readFeb 23, 2024

Is it fair or safe that one man could bring about the end of the world as we know it, with many of us dying quick or slow deaths?

Mushroom cloud from the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.
Photo of Nagasaki mushroom cloud by Wikipedia

That is what we have made possible by developing nuclear technology. And it was so unnecessary — we could have developed cleaner energy and reduced our energy costs by building better-insulated homes long ago.

No dictators

The Kremlin has warned that it will fire nuclear missiles at London, Washington, Berlin and Kyiv if it loses the land that it claims.

This is what we risk if we develop nuclear weapons and allow psychopathic dictators to take control.

Britain does not have a psychopathic dictator but it does have a psychopathic party in control.

The U.S. does not have a psychopathic dictator but it does have Donald Trump trying to become one and his followers.

No nuclear energy

I warned about the many dangers of nuclear before, including the vulnerability of the nuclear plant at Zaphorizhzhia in Ukraine. Now the risk of that plant has increased again, as it has lost connection to its last backup power line.

No nuclear weapons

Britain has invested a lot of its security in nuclear, and even Putin thinks that



Sue Nethercott

Open University BA, UMIST MSc, OU BSc Environmental Studies. Interests: environment, COVID19. Double #ostomate. Thom Hartmann’s newsletter editor. Views my own.