Show of HandsShow of Hands

Kris October 16th, 2013 5:58pm

A button is before you, if you press it, nuclear bombs will detonate in several major global cities, killing millions, uniting the world against a common enemy. If you don't, the world falls to nuclear war, killing billions in its wake. Choose wisely

20 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

jvc1133 61535
10/17/13 12:30 pm

As long as your doing it, go for a record

Reply
phaney Arkansas
10/17/13 1:16 am

Is the common enemy they become united against us, US? Seems likely if I push the button.

Kris Humidity Central
10/17/13 4:43 pm

Google the film and comic book "Watchmen", or look at the top comments here, you'll get it.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 12:31 am

Inaction is not the same as action. Same answer for all of these types of questions.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/16/13 4:06 pm

It depends if the button is sparkly

Reply
LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/16/13 1:42 pm

This reminds me of a doctor episode, fire of Pompeii or something like that. Very good

Reply
Emily33 North Carolina
10/16/13 1:27 pm

Well. That's depressing.

Reply
Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 3:44 pm

You should watch the film "Watchmen"

MisterE Conservistan
10/16/13 12:43 pm

Uniting the world against a common enemy makes it easier for those who crave power to conquer the planet.

Reply
EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 12:55 pm

Especially if the enemy was in reality a friend. "A lie gets halfway round the world before the truth even gets it's boots on."

talbotfarwell Appalachia
10/16/13 12:39 pm

This is kinda like that episode of 24, where that guy stole a bioweapon and was going to detonate it in Washington DC's Metro system in a ploy to force the US government to use *more* military contractors in their foreign policy.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/16/13 12:06 pm

By the numbers, millions dying is much better than billions dying.

Reply
skinner Wisconsin
10/16/13 11:59 am

Kill millions. Plead insanity.

Reply
MisterE Conservistan
10/16/13 12:40 pm

It doesn't say that you would be considered responsible.

skinner Wisconsin
10/16/13 1:02 pm

It says "uniting the world against a common enemy." I assume that's me.

icytoes the tepid north
10/16/13 11:55 am

That would just suck. Can I hide under my bed, instead?

Reply
theavgguy I.E.
10/16/13 11:43 am

Killing millions proactively? Nobody's Intel is that good.

Reply
MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:01 am

There's a huge difference between millions and billions. I'd hate to do it, but I couldn't knowingly allow an exponentially greater number of persons to die.
I'm just curious as to who the "common enemy" is... I mean, I would be that common enemy

Reply
MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:02 am

if you take into account that I set off the nuclear explosions...

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 11:04 am

Lets just say, if you set off the bombs, it scapegoats someone else.
Lets just call him... Dr. Manhattan

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:06 am

I prefer Dr. Evil or Dr. No, but that works too.
I *think* what I presented is what I would do, but I've never been in that type of situation. Logically, it makes sense, and if you want to pull "ethics" into this - it would say many lives.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 11:17 am

Oh, MrL, MrL, MrL...
It's gotta be Manhattan, and you're lacking culture ;)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:19 am

Whooooaaaaaaa....... I just don't want people blaming Manhattan again! :P

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/16/13 1:53 pm

Now we know who *doesn't* watch the Watchmen...

jimjimjimjim KCLE
10/16/13 11:00 am

How the heck did you think up this one?

Reply
MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:02 am

It's a real scenario, obviously.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 11:04 am

It really is, I need help guys.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/16/13 11:07 am

Just press it... You know you want to!
Who doesn't like pressing buttons?

DrReid Ever present.
10/16/13 12:32 pm

I believe this was a similar scenario to Watchmen.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 12:34 pm

DrReid wins everything forever.