Anything could be allowed to be outside one’s control, except knowledge. Knowledge, to the ignorant is of no value, but the wise and the villainous know that LIFE revolves around APPLIED KNOWLEDGE. SO, effectively KNOWLEDGE is the ORE that has to be brought or bought for its application.
Today’s morning news is that the last of the B53 atom bomb had been dismantled on Tuesday last:
Almost everyone knows that the first ATOM BOMB was used in Hiroshima and when the surrender message did not come through from Emperor Hirohito, the second ATOM BOMB was exploded in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered. But do we know how these bombs were manufactured or who were the people under whose towering KNOWLEDGE that these bombs were made? It is seldom publicized and their backgrounds are always mentioned in the most muted tones.
Let us get this one straight – ALBERT EINSTEIN was the first to sensitize the US president about the possibility of Germany splitting the atom and manufacturing a bomb using fission of atom. Resources were mobilized and MANHATTAN PROJECT was put in place. The Director was ROBERT OPPENHEIMER . Please do not draw such unwanted and undesirable conclusions that both ALBERT and ROBERT were Jewish besides having the last four letters of their first names in common.
ALBERT had learnt all his tricks from Germany. Albert has been projected as one of the greatest humanitarians, sooooooooooooo humble etc. etc.
But i am reminded of AESOP’S FABLE, where a BUGLER was caught by the opposite camp and taken to the King. The bugler said that he never fought against the King’s troops but only BUGLED when he was ordered to bugle in a particular way by his commander. The Victor king said, ” OTHERS AT LEAST FOUGHT EACH BY HIMSELF, BUT YOU ASSEMBLED THE UNIT THROUGH YOUR BUGLING; GAVE THE CALL TO FIGHT; GAVE THE CALL TO RETREAT; GAVE THE CALL OF VICTORY WHEN YOUR SIDE WAS LOSING, JUST TO KEEP THE MORALE HIGH. THEREFORE YOU HAVE BEEN MORE DANGEROUS TO OUR INTERESTS THAN INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS AND SO SAYING CHOPPED OFF THE BUGLER’S HEAD.”
So in effect ALBERT EINSTEIN was the BUGLER in the whole episode.
Next is our ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, he learnt his advanced applications in Physics from Gottingen in Germany along with his mentor MAX BORN (a German Nobel prize winner in Physics) . He was the Director of MANHATTAN PROJECT, which manufactured the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. There are websites where even his ethnicity is glossed over so as to avoid a NEGATIVE INFERENCE.
Robert Oppenheimer, though ecstatic about the success of the project, quoted a remembered fragment from the Bhagavad Gita. “I am become Death,” he said, “the destroyer of worlds.” Ken Bainbridge, the test director, told Oppenheimer, “Now we’re all sons of bitches.” (http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb.htm)
Coming back to the THEME of this BLOG, so KNOWLEDGE is something which cannot be left in the hands of our opponents- especially the DESTRUCTIVE KNOWLEDGE! So, in effect all this destructive knowledge originated in Germany, yet before its applications could be realized by the GERMANS, of course under the Democratic Dictatorship of Hitler, the blueprint was stolen by the above mentioned two BERTs and put to good use to win the War against the Japanese.
Therefore the UNITED STATES of AMERICA could not catch up with the Germans in KNOWLEDGE, but they CAUGHT THOSE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE!
So in Knowledge, if you cannot CATCH UP, THEN CATCH THEM.
That is the MOTTO and the single minded AGENDA of the US. I love USA, why lag behind merely because we do not have the industry and discipline of the Germans? Just STEAL THEIR KNOWLEDGE and APPLY it.
In the series that followed, there are many shining examples. One of the outstanding example was VON BRAUN – another German expatriate, WIKIPEDIA has the following to say:
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and in the United States after that.
A former member of the Nazi party, commissioned Sturmbannführer of the paramilitary SS and decorated Nazi war hero, von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA. In his 20s and early 30s, von Braun was the central figure in Germany’s rocket development program, responsible for the design and realization of the deadly V-2 combat rocket during World War II. After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip. Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly-formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. According to one NASA source, he is “without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969.” In 1975 he received the National Medal of Science.
SO, KNOWLEDGE SHOULD NOT BE LEFT IN THE HANDS OF OUR OPPONENTS. THEREFORE, IF WE CANNOT CATCH UP, THEN LET US CATCH THEM!
Have you ever wondered why South Korea produces cars which are latest in technology, but do not have the basic safety and other endurance features? Elementary Mr. Watson, the technology is STOLEN and grafted into the available indigenous half baked technology! IF U CAN’T CATCH UP- CATCH THEM!
As King Solomon(?) said “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. ”
― Ecclesiastes 9:11