I just watched a really good documentary called Countdown to Zero, which tells the disturbing state of nuclear affairs across the globe. Part of the doc focuses in on the Minutemen missiles; and the guys that sit in bunkers hundreds of feet down whose job it is to turn keys that would essentially vaporize the planet in 30 minutes. It has to be just about the craziest job in the world and made me wonder what kind of person would be able to do it, and how they are able to deal with the mental or spiritual implications of it; how they re able to rationalize what they do. As luck would have it, I came across a really interesting article written by a former minuteman himself in Wired, it’s very interesting to hear his perspective. Recommended.
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