Describes the vulnerability of the United States to high altitude EMP burst, considered opening strategy of any nuclear war.
If you'll read closely, you'll realize that this is the aspect the author chooses to write about, as if it were the most to be feared. In fact, it's a form of digression and displacement to avoid talking about nuclear war.
This guy says that knocking out ATM machines is a big worry. I think he is ignoring (as humans often do) the fact that knocking out the humans who use the ATM machines could also be a thorny dilemma.
Modern people are too neurotic to think seriously about serious things. They're childlike and like children they need to repress or deny experiences and contemplations that are too disturbing for them. This generation is simply not equipped to furrow brows and analyze the necessary steps required to defend their nations against nuclear war.
They are people of poor character and weak minds. It's easy to understand, which explains why they always want to obfuscate it. No warriors to be found slumbering in this lot.