Stanley Kubrick’s sensational and hilarious dark satire “Doctor Strangelove” from 1964 with Peter Sellers shaping three protagonists in a nuclear race of “hot war” against the Russians is still relevant with all the war maniacs around today in 2006; people (leaders of countries) who really think and thoroughly believe that they can solve the problems of the world with the instrument of war.
Here are some quotes from the “War Room” with the Cabinet of maniacs including the US President on the usage of the Doomsday weapon against the Russkies:
[Strangelove admits that he investigated making such a machine]
Dr. Strangelove: Based on the findings of the report, my conclusion was that this idea was not a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious.
Dr. Strangelove: Sir! I have a plan!
[standing up from his wheelchair]
Dr. Strangelove: Mein Führer! I can walk!
Dr. Strangelove: It is not only possible, it is essential.
[Strangelove’s plan for post-nuclear war survival involves living underground with a 10:1 female-to-male ratio]
Dr. Strangelove: Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious… service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.
Dr. Strangelove: Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn’t you tell the world, EH?
Dr. Strangelove: It would not be difficult, Mein Fuhrer. Nuclear reactors could easily provide power for several… Im sorry, Mr. President…