WHY IS NEW YORK CITY RELEASING A BRAND NEW PSA VIDEO FOR NUCLEAR WAR NOW?
For some reason, New York City has made a brand-new PSA video to let people know what to do in case there’s nuclear war. In the year 2022. As in, right now. If you’re young, you may find that stunning for all the obvious reasons. If you’re a bit older and remember the tv movie, The Day After which aired in 1983, you’re stunned that this is a conversation again. I happen to be one of the latter, having been 10 years old in 1983. I watched the tv movie on the sly. But only after hearing all the disturbed conversations of adults around me for weeks after it aired.
EVERYTHING IS FINE, DON’T PANIC, BUT STILL WATCH NUCLEAR WAR PSA IN NEW YORK CITY?
So, a few things to consider. Authorities still say that the chance of a nuclear war impacting New York City is very low. And that’s great! But what else are they going to say that won’t cause panic and crash the economy? Another thing to consider is that NYC government, NYPD and other city services now all coordinate and communicate with Homeland Security. Just like all major American cities. There’s no way to know if that relationship had anything to do with why we have a brand new, nuclear war PSA video in the year 2022.
COULD IT BE PUTIN’S DIRECT THREATS OF NUCLEAR WAR MAKING AN ALL-NEW HOT COLD WAR?
And let’s not forget the not so little situation happening with Ukraine. Notably, that Russian leader and top of the oligarch pyramid thug Vladimir Putin has already directly threatened using nukes to deter us, and anyone else, from helping Ukraine. And, well, we’re helping Ukraine. As we should be. So consider those things. And then go on living your lives, with no certainty that you are doing so in total denial, like back in the (original?) Cold War. That’s how I grew up. Oh, and lest we forget, the new nuclear war PSA video stresses these three things: get inside; stay inside; stay tuned.
I’m feeling right about now the need to go hide under my school desk when the air raid siren goes off.