Ward Hayes Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of Realist Revolt, which you can find at realistrevolt.org Was funded with close to a million dollars, over six years by the Norwegian and Swiss foreign ministries.
He's the author of the book, Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons
Realists are really romantics Working on book with working title, From Gods to Tools. Why that title? We treat nuclear weapons as though they were gods.
Nuclear weapons are symbols of power. They give advocates of nuclear power the feeling that they are gods. But nukes are only tools and they are not very good at being tools. They are supposed to be good at deterrence, but in reality, they are not, and deterrence is a very unreliable concept. It is subjective and will fail. Risk of war is high now because of the crazy factor in the US, N. Korea, India
Theres a belief that every one wants nuclear power. Thats just not real. When the UN had a treaty for eliminating nuclear weapons, 122 nations voted for it.
Nuclear war as apocalypse is disempowering. The main obstacles to getting rid of Nuclear weapons is belief systems.
Protesters are facing 20 year prison sentence. They argue against nukes from a moral viewpoint.
The talk the president gives
The challenge is to change peoples minds enough so that when you say nuclear weapons they think clumsy, dangerous technology with virtually no real utility. We need a movement that changes perceptions
Why can we look realistically, when before that wasnt possible?
How would getting rid of nuclear weapons affect our values?
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)