by David Krieger, June 27, 2007
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world, and all
there ever will be to know and understand.” -- Albert
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” --
Imagine there are still 27,000 nuclear weapons in the
world, over 15 years after the end of the Cold War.
Imagine that 12,000 of these weapons are deployed, and
that 3,500 of them are on hair-trigger alert, ready to
be fired in a matter of moments.
Imagine that the use of a single nuclear weapon could
destroy a city, and the use of a small number could destroy
Imagine the horror and devastation of Hiroshima, and multiply
it by every city and country on earth.
Imagine that a nuclear war could end human life on our
planet, and that the capacity to initiate a nuclear war
rests in the hands of only a small number of men.
Imagine that nuclear weapons threaten the future of humanity
and all life.
Imagine that nuclear weapons challenge as never before
our capacity to control violence and live peacefully.
Imagine that we are not helpless in the face of this threat,
and that we can rise to the challenge of ending the nuclear
Imagine that together we can make a difference and that
you are needed to create a nuclear weapons free world.
Imagine a world without the threat of nuclear devastation,
a world that you helped to create.
We invite you to join
us at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in speaking out and taking action for the elimination of
all nuclear weapons on the planet.
David Krieger is the President of the Nuclear Age Peace
Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org), and a leader in the
global effort to abolish nuclear weapons.