posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:01 PM
Originally posted by LogicalSolution
During the cold-war, what did little Johnny and little Suzie fear the most? They feared that they were going to get nuked by the USSR and die.
I was "little Johnny" back in the '50's and in hindsight the whole Cold War was something that just had to be experienced first hand. Fall out
shelters were on every corner with that infamous "radiation" logo sign on the outside, backyard bomb shelters were all the rage, and honestly,
people were conditioned that if they did everything they were told, they would be OK.
Your question is an honest attempt to understand the magnitude of a nuclear attack. Back in my day the bombs available were nothing compared to what
we have today, so my opinion is, if you are close enough to even worry about it, you're already screwed.
A funny (?) story I have concerns the Seneca Army Depot located in Upstate NY in the Finger Lakes region. During the early'80's there were huge
protests outside the base because it was strongly believed that the Depot was a repository for tactical nuclear warheads. A belief I shared by the
Well, one day my wife and I were driving by the base on the way to visit my father and she asked what would happen if one of the warheads went off.
She thought that it wouldn't really be a big deal because the base was maybe 35 miles away from our house. I pulled out a map to show her that the
reason the base seemed like it was far away was only because we had to drive around the end of one of the lakes to get there. As the crow flies, it
was actually eight miles to our house.
So my answer to her, and to you, is don't worry about it. If it happens, there isn't a lot you can do about it anyway.
As my favorite comedian, Lewis Black, put it..(paraphrasing here) "OK kids, duck and cover, get under your desks, put your head between your knees,
and kiss your ass good-bye.
Here's wishing we never have to worry about it.