Can you just imagine what would happen if the President of the United States said something like this today?
I'm thinking there would be at least a small panic in the streets! Maybe a LARGE panic! After all, the one person in this country that is supposed to say something that causes us to calm down, take a deep breath, and not panic would be the President, right?
I don't remember this happening, but I have no reason to doubt it! After all, those were some troubled times and probably more scary than I want to remember! Besides, given the fact that most of the politicians of today would probably be too concerned about taking care of themselves to pass on much of a warning to the general public.
I may be wrong about that, but I don't think so!
Oct 6, 1961:
Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters
President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Kennedy also assured the public that the U.S. civil defense program would soon begin providing such protection for every American. Only one year later, true to Kennedy's fears, the world hovered on the brink of full-scale nuclear war when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted over the USSR's placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba. During the tense 13-day crisis, some Americans prepared for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and completing last-minute work on their backyard bomb shelters.
This may just have been the start of the serious Prepping movement! You can bet that a lot more of the sheeple in the world would wake up if this kind of announcement came down from the government! But then, maybe not!
Some folks would never take anything like an official warning from the PTB as reason enough to start to prepare, not even if it came from the president!
Oh well...whadda ya gonna do?
Ready for fresh coffee on the patio? Very nice and crisp this morning!