Friday, April 24, 2015
Those Sunday Supplements From 1964 Predicted All of This
A geopolitical cauldron, an atomic powder keg with a weak America and no civil defence program.
Walking home from work today I had the strangest notion.
I wondered if I had gone into a coma when I was 9 years old and had dreamed this entire life.
How else could you explain the eerie parallels over fifty years to those garish Sunday Supplements I would read describing how America would be destroyed by a surprise atomic attack in some far-flung future? The only explanation is that in my coma I would be creating this life from my subconscious and it would all be a creepy John Birch story that ended with the United States destroyed from within first and then from without by her enemies.
It has all been a little too much like the feverish reverie of a 9 year old boy exposed to a few too many books like NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON or THE REDS IN THE ROOSEVELT ADMINISTRATION.
There is another possibility other than all of this being my coma-dream. The possibility is that all the authors of those books were visionary and more rational than the entire American population. That would explain why nearly everything they predicted has come to pass. So I'm not in a coma and this is no dream for if it were it would almost certainly be a nightmare.
Incidentally, the cartoon above was the first image ever linked to a blog post on the original Vault-Co "1.0" well over a decade ago. How things have changed since then. The irony has lessened and the image has begun to make more sense now than ever. It is kind of the visual icon of Vault-Co.