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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 11:12 AM
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6. Remember the Cuban missile crisis?
In the sixties we all knew that the end of the world might be just around the corner. It was an obvious fact, not a paranoid delusion. We knew that the USSR wanted to bury us. It was not a secret. They told us so. That made it necessary to deal with the doomsayers a little differently. Some of them actually had valid and logical reasons to believe that the world might end soon.

And then there were the religious kooks who wanted to "imminitize the eschaton" as Robert Anton Wilson used to say.

Short answer to your question: yes and no.
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  -Question for Vietnam era people: SouthernDem2004  May-08-05 10:57 AM   #0 
  - I don't remember any.  NV Whino   May-08-05 11:00 AM   #1 
  - No  acmejack   May-08-05 11:02 AM   #2 
  - The country was too busy tearing itself apart - I didn't notice.  unhappycamper   May-08-05 11:02 AM   #3 
  - It's worse now  wtmusic   May-08-05 11:04 AM   #4 
  - Really? My dad says it was worse back then because the war  MJDuncan1982   May-08-05 03:31 PM   #35 
     - Even in the worst of the Nixon years  wtmusic   May-08-05 06:28 PM   #43 
  - There was a lot of concern about riots and stuff  yella_dawg   May-08-05 11:05 AM   #5 
  - Remember the Cuban missile crisis?  cosmik debris   May-08-05 11:12 AM   #6 
  - I remember it well. I was an 18 year old marine.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-08-05 11:31 AM   #14 
  - I was an 18 year old Marine also.  DarbyUSMC   May-08-05 06:15 PM   #42 
  - I read about it in history books. ;)  SouthernDem2004   May-08-05 03:27 PM   #34 
  - actually I do remember my brother-in-law feeling this way, and  ima_sinnic   May-08-05 11:13 AM   #7 
  - There wasn't any of that plus  Dyedinthewoolliberal   May-08-05 11:17 AM   #8 
  - I was going to make these two points as well,,,,  KarenS   May-08-05 11:29 AM   #13 
  - It was the Age of Aquarius, remember?  downstairsparts   May-08-05 11:18 AM   #9 
  - Pat Robertson was predicting THE END OF THE WORLD,  Notorious Bohemian   May-08-05 11:19 AM   #10 
  - LOL  ginnyinWI   May-08-05 03:05 PM   #29 
  - The models were not there at those times  IChing   May-08-05 11:20 AM   #11 
  - No. We were still young and thought America could be changed.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-08-05 11:23 AM   #12 
  - No!  Hubert Flottz   May-08-05 11:40 AM   #15 
  - i think a lot of people were very frightened  mopinko   May-08-05 11:40 AM   #16 
  - Just the opposite occurred in my town when MLK came  downstairsparts   May-08-05 12:02 PM   #18 
  - It was there.  Mz Pip   May-08-05 11:47 AM   #17 
  - in the early 70s  ginnyinWI   May-08-05 03:09 PM   #30 
  - I recall one "Astrologer" predicting global cosmic catastrophe...  fiziwig   May-08-05 12:04 PM   #19 
  - Toynbee rocks!  kevsand   May-08-05 04:42 PM   #40 
  - Hal Lindsey came out with "The Late, Great Planet Earth"  BringEmOn   May-08-05 12:24 PM   #20 
  - There was concern during the cold war  notsodumbhillbilly   May-08-05 12:30 PM   #21 
  - There was a lot of hysteria on both ends of the spectrum.  chieftain   May-08-05 12:39 PM   #22 
  - "The ones stating the US is about to collapse '  IChing   May-08-05 12:46 PM   #23 
  - If you do not have anything productive to add, why post? Are you always  SouthernDem2004   May-08-05 01:55 PM   #24 
     - talk about ironic.  thebigidea   May-08-05 02:51 PM   #27 
     - Hmmmm another witty non-statement. reply:  SouthernDem2004   May-08-05 03:25 PM   #33 
     - I have posted constructive analysis  IChing   May-08-05 03:36 PM   #36 
  - No  proud2Blib   May-08-05 02:00 PM   #25 
  - No, we were winning  LoneDriver   May-08-05 02:23 PM   #26 
  - Not at all  Jacobin   May-08-05 02:55 PM   #28 
  - No  charlyvi   May-08-05 03:12 PM   #31 
  - It Depended On Where You Were, Sir  The Magistrate   May-08-05 03:23 PM   #32 
  - I'm curious  cosmik debris   May-08-05 03:48 PM   #37 
  - I think you may be on to something.  kevsand   May-08-05 05:03 PM   #41 
  - Not to throw this into left field BUT  POAS   May-08-05 04:20 PM   #38 
  - I don't remember any discussion during 60-70's about end times  Jose Diablo   May-08-05 04:32 PM   #39 
  - We all really thought that if we reminded other Americans--  eridani   May-08-05 07:17 PM   #44 
  - Possibly because their candidates are all  LandOLincoln   May-08-05 07:35 PM   #45 
  - I mean even if one or both had been taken out  eridani   May-08-05 07:53 PM   #46 
  - No, People Were Working To Make Things Better  Steel City Slim   May-08-05 07:55 PM   #47 

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