What, Me Worry?
Alfred E. Neuman’s signature line was perfect for the early 60s, as the Baby Boomer children were told at school that hydrogen bombs were likely to explode overhead at any moment. We did not worry because we were taught to put our hands behind our necks while crouching into a little ball in the school hallway. I understand that the practice varied and in some other schools, the kids got the extra protection against the heat, shockwave and radiation from having their desks also over their heads.
Luckily, Neuman was right and there was nothing to worry about and the Cold War ended in 1991 without anybody having to duck and cover for real.
We had no idea we had it so good back then. To be sure, there were a lot of goofy underground theories like Water Fluoridation or that Lyndon Johnson stole the Senate election in 1948 by having goons stuff the ballot box. (Well, this one turned out to be true.) But almost everybody looked at the Soviets as the Bad Guys and ourselves as the Good Guys, and we all had faith that our leaders were at the very least on our side and not puppets of the enemy.
So now if you go by the front page of General Discussion on this board, you find a long list of things to worry about:
- Russia might have put Trump in the White House
- The Democrats might have created the lie that Russia put Trump in the White House.
- Trump might drop nuclear weapons on North Korea, leading to probably several million casualties.
- North Korea might launch a nuclear armed missile at Guam or somewhere.
- Trump might be mentally ill.
- Both major political parties might be faking their opposition to each other as they serve their shared pool of big money donors.
- There might be a Deep State of unelected manipulators who control both political parties.
- Seth Rich might have been murdered by agents of the Democrats
- Seth Rich might have been murdered by agents of the Deep State
- Seth Rich might have been murdered by a random asshole, but the cops aren’t investigating it properly due to influence by you name it . .
Funny thing is, I am not worried about any of that shit. I suppose I should be. But I am not.
I am for more worried about how we are going to get back to anything resembling politics about how we live together rather than how to diagnose mental illness and how to solve crimes based on “clues” gleaned from the main stream media and the internet.
Anybody else not worried?chknltl, jwirr, Fuddnik and 13 othersHubHeaver, eridani, JEB, Haikugal, Iwalani88, Coldmountaintrail, tonyl, LaaDeeDaaVA, 99thMonkey, iggy, broiles, Marym625, Ohio Barbarian like this
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