Mutually Assured Destruction
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) was a phrase we heard during the cold war: if the Americans launch nukes on the Russians—or vice versa—it will result in a nuclear war that will wipe half the world off the map. It’ll be a winless war.
I’m going to revive this phrase if I hear another family member talk about the threat of the Chinese (who have nukes, dontcha know!).
If the Chinese attacked America—or vice versa—there would be Mutually Assured Economic Destruction. Our economic systems are symbiotic: if we destroy the other we destroy ourselves.
The far right people out there seem not to be cognizant of this fact.