I’ve been reading some more history tomes lately and I just finished the 2 fantastic works of Herman Wouk: “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” which I highly recommend.
There is a lot more behind the scenes of the Manhattan Project, The Trinity Test, subsequent propaganda films and personal appearances of Oppenheimer across the media in the U.S and around the world.
At first, Oppenheimer was joyous at his success for a short time, because he understood that other than making bombs, there were so many other applications for this new energy source, that it had limitless potential….
Then….I think it finally dawned on him as he understood more…..
What he had wrought…..
The U.S Government hounded him for the rest of his life for being a possible security risk.
Can you believe that….?
But during this interview, which struck me hard when I watched it for the first time….I can see a lost man. A haunted man…..
Try to imagine yourself at Los Alamos, New Mexico watching something that has never ever happened in the history of man kind….Man made…..
Not knowing if it would even happen….Or if it would blow up the atmosphere and wipe out the earth…..
How long do you think the 10 second countdown lasted for Dr. Oppenheimer?
Do you think it’s still ticking down….?