May 10, 1966 - The broadcast in English made by the New China News agency said: "At 1600 hours [4 pm Peking time] on May 9, 1966, China successfully conducted over its western areas a nuclear explosion which contained thermonuclear material." China's first device was ex- ...
Oct 30, 1966 - The communique from Hsinhua, the Chinese Communist press agency, began with a simple statement of fact: "On Oct. 27, 1966 China successfully conducted over its own territory a guided missile nuclear weapon test. The guided missile flew normally and the nuclear warhead accurately hit the ...
‘Guns or Butter’ is historically linked to President Lyndon Johnson, with stepped-up involvement in Vietnam and reformative domestic social programs competing for national resources. But now China, at this critical time of 1966, entered into an official backing of North Vietnam and entered into the Nuclear Arms Club, while simultaneously entering into a great cultural revolution.
Kelly saw that Guns or Butter was an international question.
Quoting from Soap Box Amy:
"An economist somewhere in history said that a nation's economy comes down to guns or butter. In other words, a nation places value on either "guns", the military, war, etc. or it places value on "butter", that is, healthy food, clean air and water, children, education, quality of life, etc. For example, humans have historically placed value on gold as a metal with little value other than its beauty and failure to tarnish, although it does have a few industrial and dental applications. But no matter how much gold a person owns, gold cannot be eaten!
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But now, we have a chance to start fresh, to change our thinking and focus on "basics" and what's truly important! And if we don't, we're most likely doomed. As many a sage and philosopher has said over the centuries, this planet has focused too long and too hard on the Male Principle or "Guns", and that if we don't focus on the Female Principle or "Butter" and the things that are truly important, we doom ourselves and the planet."