I interviewed Ron Santoni this week. He has been a professor of philosophy for over 40 years at Denison University in Ohio. Professor Santoni, as he’s done for the past 10 years, was in Atlanta for Holy Week to help with outreach to the homeless. Professor Santoni is also involved with the group Concerned Philosophers for Peace. Professor Santoni has written extensively on any number of subjects, including war and peace. He said one of his group members coined the phraseology “omnicide” to describe what would happen to the earth if a full scale nuclear war happened. “It could well exterminate all of humankind,” said Professor Santoni. He said that nuclear weapons, of themselves, are actually immoral –whether they’re intentionally being launched, or not. By their very nature, he contends, they are “uncontrollable, unpredictable and subject to accidents.” We, too, believe this. What’s more, even if the nuclear missiles forever stay in their silos, America is, indeed, using the weapons. That is, we’re using them (at a cost of $50 billion a year) to protect ourselves, while the people Professor Santoni is helping on the streets of Atlanta continue to sleep in cardboard boxes below busy underpasses — and while Third World children continue to starve to death.