A lot people will say it was a world-changing event, that the world would never be the same again.
Oh, bullshit. Settle the fuck down, you drama queens.
The world was just as deadly before this as after. In case you didn't notice, there were a lot of people dying in horrific ways and in horrible numbers before the A-bomb went off. And recently, and with much more conventional methods.
Why, General Curtis LeMay had recently finished the fire-bombing of Tokyo. May 26, 1945. 100,000 people died. That's more than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Does it really matter it wasn't done with nuclear fire?
People say the same thing about 9-11. The world will never be the same. Uh, guess what? The world is EXACTLY the same. We are still the same cruel, brutish, stupidly savage creatures as we were before. We are also the same loving, compassionate, kind and giving creatures that we were before as well.
What changed? Well, hopefully, if we use these big brains, maybe we gained a little wisdom?
It's been sixty-five years since anyone got nuked.
Here's to another sixty-five. What do you say?