I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new – one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
That was from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower speech “Atoms for Peace” delivered to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953. The “Atoms for Peace” program soon began, which supplied equipment to schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the world. The first nuclear reactors in Iran and Pakistan were built under the program by American Machine and Foundry. Flash forward 50 years later, and we want to bomb Iran and Pakistan for said nuclear reactors.
Bringing this hypocrisy back to the forefront is Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Pepppers bassist Flea. Their recently created project “Atoms for Peace” are prepping their debut album “Amok”, which you can stream below right now. If you are a Radiohead fan, it’s safe to say this will be an enjoyable ride.
“Amok” will be available for purchase on February 26.
Album Stream: Atoms for Peace – “Amok”