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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 12:48 PM
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112. An interesting observation indeed. Unfortunately, I remember
a time when the same kind of paranoia and suspicion was rampant. The internet wasn't around, so the rumors and fears had to be spread word of mouth, and by undergoudn newspapers of the period. I was a skeptical debunker, even then. One laughable rumor that comes to mind from the period was that the New York City gov't was buying a bunch of WWII P-51's, fully armed, and retrofitting them with turbine engines, for crowd control. Rumors of martial law being declared before the next POTUS election so the Republican POTUS would not have to take a change on being defeated were rife. Some activists were handing out phamplets on what to do if you were questioned by the FBI. We were all told to assume that I phones were tapped by the gov't.

The year was 1972. Deja vu anybody?
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