(Why ‘Trust And Verify’ exists.)
Visiting a site where they used to test the triggers for nuclear bombs is bound to provoke … thoughts. Some are obvious. Being appalled at the way the place has been merely abandoned, with no effort to clean it up, is hardly surprising.* And being confronted with one of the realities of preparing for nuclear war isn’t something to blithely disregard.
But there was more to the experience than the obvious. Reflecting on it, initially the most striking realisation was that we are damned by unquestioned but unjustified costs.
More importantly though, I think this is the first time I’ve clearly thought to myself that not actively promoting change makes me an accomplice to the status quo.
My general, albeit often vague, intention to focus on positive change might be long-standing. Specifically striving to not be an accomplice to life’s curses is new.
I suspect that might be a recurring thought. We shall see. I do know ts start point is ‘Trust And Verify’.**
* At least the testing ground, ugly and unkempt as it is, has become a haven for nature.