Sunday will be the sixtieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Beginning on October 16, 1962, and keeping my family on its knees praying the Rosary until October 29, 1962, it’s hard to believe that we are still living in fear of the mad inhabitants of the Kremlin and all their nuclear bombs.
As the modern-day version of Khrushchev, Poutin Pootin unsuccessfully tries to destroy Ukraine, maybe our strategy in 1962 to survive the blast of Soviet nuclear bombs would have prevailed.
Maybe Duck and Cover was a damn good way to face Soviet annihilation? They probably would have failed as miserably in 1962 as in 2022.
I guess the whole Sputnik thing and rushing to successfully put a man in space made it seem that the Soviets had a thing for technology.
Now, not so much.
They can’t even seem to keep their Generals out of harm’s way, much less launch a successful military campaign.
By today’s standards, Duck and Cover was sheer genius