When I was a child it was ‘the cold war’, the ‘Cuban missile crisis’, the ‘Berlin Wall’ and countless other things to fear in the atomic age, the changing political map of post WWII, post Korea. And from the 50s and 60s came prosperity, plastics and Vietnam. There was no innocence, but there seemed to be more simplicity. We could understand sirens, bomb shelters and Sputnik. Computer chips and lasers. Nanoseconds and programming. We could appreciate the space race, race riots and gained a better sense of the human race. All without the internet or Facebook, Amazon was a jungle and
But times change. They get better, right?
Recent news days – hacks and malware, North Koreans with missiles that don’t shoot straight (yet) and White House run by a gang that can’t shoot straight, led by someone who brags like a teenager, pouts like a child and happens to have access to the nuclear codes. And intelligence secrets. And a sense of power and control unheard of or seen since Nixon.
Oh my, what a great time to be a Canadian.
Not sure it’s such a great time to be an American …