I grew up during the Cold War with Russia, and can remember getting under my desk at school to protect myself from an atomic blast.
Teachers would suddenly yell "Drop!" and students were expected to kneel down under their desks with their hands clutched around their heads and necks.
If the blast did come, we would have all been toasty critters despite those safety drills.
I thought those days were gone.
Looks like I'm wrong. Now I find myself worrying about my grandchildren under the Trump regime.
Trump has single-handedly sparked a new age of Nuclear conflict, and he's not even sworn in yet. His outrageous tweets about nukes are giving national security agencies the heebe-geebies.
Trumps blossoming bromance with Russia's Putin has only been marred by one thing; the prospect of a nuclear war. Putin says Russia can shoot down anything America sends their way.
When talking about a possible nuclear arms race with Russia Trump tweeted, "Let it be an arms race." Doesn't that make you feel good?
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No one knows what Trump will do. Not even Trump. But consider what you know about our thin-skinned, stubby fingered, president-elect...when he's upset, he mindlessly tweets threats and curses.
Once he's sworn in, his tiny hands will be within reach of THE BUTTON. If that doesn't give your the cold sweats nothing will.
I wonder if America's schools are gearing up for the possibility of Cold War II? If they are, I'm sure students won't be asked to get under their desks. We know better now.
Instead, students will be encouraged to call their parents to say goodbye before the blinding flash ends their reality.
Time for me to walk on down the road...