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Eapen--You've been served!

In a recent post in Eapen's livejournal, he makes a support remark about de-alerting. What possible good could piling mud on silos do? The only nuclear related issue de-alerting solves is accidental launch--which is a) unlike b) empirically denied and c) in the event of an accidental launch I think I'd rather that shit blow up anywhere else. De-alerting is just a way to make nuclear weapons more cuddly to move us away from what needs to happen--DISARM.

This is a classic example of one of Hans' Laws: all change for the better is incremental, but not all increments are change for the better. In fact most are token concessions meant to keep the overall structure in place. For other examples of this see the 1964 civil rights act and the 1965 voting rights act.