Originally Posted by Haldor
For more than 30 years we had lived with the threat of nuclear annihilation hanging over our heads and this is the event that finally ended it. You couldn't know because you didn't live through it, but I never expected to live to be 40 and I was hardly alone in this.
I fully expected some incident or accident to lead to a civilization ending war. Compared to that oppressive menace, the problems of today seem trivial. Housing and economy meltdown? No big deal, at least we aren't all going to die in a ball of fire or starve to death in the aftermath.
Relevant movies from that time period:
G - Guns, PG - Plenty of Guns, PG-13 - More than 13 Guns.
Iron, Cold Iron is Master of Men All - R. Kipling