Betty is narrow band
New stuff isn’t more terrifying, it’s just new, as in “here now”. Take Nuclear threats… anyone please.
It’s a design fault.
I remember pandemics’ that make COVID look like a cake walk.
One POTUS reversed 244 years of progress in the USA. Now, THAT is terrifying, and will take another 250 years to correct.
Hats off to Gerry and Gary for the May 5 Betty. You made my day, my week, my life. So on target.
When I was a kid, a tornado touched down about 3 blocks from my house and turned a house over.
I was upset because I couldn’t watch Superman on TV.
I grew up with the nuclear threat. Once the USSR fell apart, that worry moved to the back burner in favor of more immediate concerns. That’s the way it always is, newer worries override older ones and if nothing new is added to the older ones, they fade with time. Fear of attack by the British was once a major concern, back in the early 19th century, but time has passed and our relationship has evolved and changed so we no longer worry about that. The USSR was a menace for 50 years, then they collapsed and became independent countries again and stopped being a concern. Until recently, when Putin, a former KGB man, started trying to rebuild the former USSR through threats and conquest. Now he’s a problem to worry about. He’s even been rattling the Nuclear Saber like his former masters did. Here’s hoping his life expectancy is short. We don’t need the old Russian menace to rise from the grave.
I’ve never forgotten the old threats, and they help me keep the new threats in perspective.
I forgot AIDS in my list yesterday. Yet now I remember the fear when it went through the population of the world. A point for Betty. There’s so much bandwidth for awful.