27.7.04

Does Tom Ridge know about this?

Atomic Culture: "When the Protect and Survive leaflet was released in 1980 its contents shocked many people and added to the general air of nuclear paranoia that peaked in the mid 80s. The fact that the government were actually preparing leaflets for distribution in the event of nuclear war made it obvious that they saw it as a real possibility. This inevitably influenced British culture of the time, including films, music and comedy." (link via ColbyCosh)
No mention of duck tape or storing water and MREs, but the cultural effect is amazing. So, where's the artistic response to our government's "Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now."?

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