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Remembering The Cuban Missile Crisis [Sep. 23rd, 2017|11:30 am]
Tony Grist
The difference is we took Kennedy and Khrushchev seriously. I'm not sure they were really any wiser or more imposing than Trump and Kim but the world viewed them as statesmen and not as over-tired toddlers. Politics may not have changed in the intervening half century but I think the world has. We're less frightened, less respectful of power, less willing to put up with high level silliness.
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[User Picture]From: clindau
2017-09-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
"over-tired toddlers"

Great description.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-09-23 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2017-09-23 03:11 pm (UTC)
Agreed. All I can think of is two little boys in the schoolyard - "oh yeah? Well..." I was terrified. That was back during the days of duck and cover drills (like THEY would have helped!) and I think we had one every single day.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-09-23 03:16 pm (UTC)
We never had drills. I wonder why. But we did have ridiculous government publications advising us how to survive a nuclear blast by whitewashing windows and hiding under the kitchen table.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2017-09-23 12:30 pm (UTC)
I do agree with what you say, being old enough to remember Kennedy and Khruschev#s actions, although my somewhat twisted sense of humour had to give a few points for the use of "dotard".
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-09-23 02:19 pm (UTC)
Dotard is good. But is that Kim's word or his translator's?
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2017-09-23 02:26 pm (UTC)
Doesn't matter because it still beats Rocket Man.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-09-23 03:55 pm (UTC)
Rocket Man is hardly even an insult.
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