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  • We knew the world would not be the same

    1 Jan 2008, 16:28 by cappie2000

    Nitin Sawhney's track Beyond Skin contains a quote from Robert Oppenheimer:
    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.
    He was right, because the day the atom bomb was created, they all knew deep down that they had gone too far... and that what happened that day could never be turned back or forgotten, knowing the world would have to live with the consequences of their actions from there on end..