Thursday, April 19, 2012

104. The Curse of the Atomic Age

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”
                                            (Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita)

After the fall of the west
Japan became a pesky thorn in the backside of America.
The allies didn’t want another invasion.
What could be done?
One man had the answer.
A physicist named Einstein.
He escaped Germany
Finding new power in his equations.
The military came.
Einstein’s power was presented to Oppenheimer.
Oppenheimer used it to breed radioactive mushrooms.
He became the Los Alamos mushroom farmer.
The metal spores were planted on the island of Japan.
The world changed with their fiery bloom.
A war was settled.
A new curse was brought to humanity.

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