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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 03:25 PM

16. You mean the part about me being that old?

That is correct. So is the part about the Duck and Cover drills in grade school. An alarm would sound and we little sheeple would jump under our desks post haste, then cover our heads with our arms. The "Red Threat" was pounded into our tiny brains in the lessons we learned about Evil Communism, the also-Evil Russians (the term MVD sticks in my mind), children turning their parents in for not being the party faithful, and of course the nuclear threat that demanded the US match the USSR weapon for weapon. As an aside, I had a teacher who insisted USSR stood for United States of Soviet Russia. Talk about uninformed! Of course, the horrors of WWII were just being revealed in excruciating detail, adding to the fear factor, and I had a classmate in 4th grade who loved sharing in graphic detail how the Japanese tortured our prisoners in their camps. Also, word was, if you heard an airplane in the sky 'way up above, but didn't see it, it was the enemy about to drop one of those dreadful A-bombs and we would all be pulverized.

Well, I just shared more than you ever wanted to hear, I'm guessing. Gosh, when I look back on those days, it's a wonder I turned out normal at all. Hmmm...come to think of it, maybe I didn't, but also didn't spent years on a psychiatrist's couch, so maybe that's a good sign. Okay, that's enough. Be safe and blessings to you.

BTW, DU is one of my most valued safety nets as I navigate my dotage.

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