Thursday, August 10, 2017 – Fire and Fury and The Merry Little Minuet
“For man’s been endowed with a mushroom shaped cloud…”
I am a Baby Boomer – One of those people whose birth falls between 1945 and 1950. We are the first generation to live under the threat of nuclear annihilation and the balancing act of nuclear proliferation.
In 1960 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev banged his shoe on the podium at The United Nations and screamed “We will bury you.” I was eleven years old and I was scared.
1962 –United States’ President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader, Khrushchev take us to the brink of nuclear war over the missiles in Cuba. I was thirteen years old and scared.
1967 – My friends went to Vietnam. I was eighteen years old and scared.
1968 – We, the People, said enough of oppressions and there riots in the streets across America. I was nineteen and scared.
1968 – I voted for the first time in the U S Presidential election. I never voted that way again. I got scared.
2017 – Today the POTUS tweets threats of nuclear war to North Korea at 3:00 AM. I am sixty-eight years old and I am not scared to say it, “Get this idiot impeached and removed.” Repeal and replace this disaster. If not …
“For we know for certain that some lovely day, someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away.”
The Kingston Trio singing Tom Lehrer’s The Merry Little Minuet.