reply to post by Hefficide
Thank you for taking the time to make an eloquent and well thought out thread. S&F (if it matters).
I attended the first as far as I know underground high-school in the US, built ca 1962
. United High School, Laredo, TX. Near a SAC base
at the time. When we asked why we couldn't have windows in the classrooms, it was explained to us. The Red scare, the commies will nuke us. So I grew
up in a similar time-frame as you.
I couldn't understand when Bill Clinton started coming up with all these deals with the ChiComs, North Vietnam, etc, etc...
My son came home from high school in the late 90's, talking like this ChiCom stuff was great! The teachers were pushing it, and anyone opposed was
anti-capitalism! He said I was just talking propaganda! (Well, he was a stepson so Mom got in the way there baaahhh!). Now look where we are.
Jobs outsourced to the MAX!!! We wonder why we're in trouble with jobs! I was one of the bitchy ones back in the 90's. WTF LOL KMA! No manufacturing
here anymore LOL (not), ChiComs got all our nuke and satellite secrets from Bubba and his demo cohorts.
Any vets out there wonder why we sent 58,600 folks to "officially" die in VietNam to fight the commies, and many more to die in the aftermath w/
agent orange, mental probs and such?
Now the commies are our buds, and "favored trade partners".
The new boogieman is the Islamic, or homegrown US boy, or veteran who spoke too loudly, etc.......
Just sayin' Heff, spot on with the thread!