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Linkin Park – The Radiance lyrics

We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried.
Most people were silent.

I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita;
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince
That he should do his duty, and to impress him,
Takes on his multi-armed form and says,
'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. '

I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.

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    Warjna Waleska Kaztjmjr
    This is a direct quote from an interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the men who developed the atomic bomb. In the interview he spoke those words about what he felt on seeing the first artificial nuclear explosion near Alamogordo in 1945. I have heard the recording of his interview, which took place in 1965, and even then, twenty years later, he still seemed shaken and awed.
    I have lived in the shadow of nuclear war from the day I was born. I understand to the depths of my soul just what Oppenheimer meant by that quote. The power of a nuclear bomb is devastating and awesome, and although I understand why it seems necessary to hold that power, we still must remember the truth that with great power comes great responsibility. Although I am not much for prayer, I hold hope in my heart that we will never need that power, but if we do, then I pray that those who use it will wield it with honor, restraint, and mercy.
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