Nostalgic for… the Old Cold War?

This was one of the more indelible images from my childhood: Nikita Khrushchev, head honcho of the Soviet Union, banging his shoe on his desk at a United Nations meeting and saying things like “We will bury you” and “Your grandchildren will live under communism!” At that time we all understood that “communism” meant labor camps, the secret police breaking down your door in the middle of the night, “teachers” encouraging your kids to snitch on you–

Hey, wait a minute! Maybe old Nikita could foretell the future, after all.

But at least you knew exactly where he was coming from, and he wasn’t going to scare President Eisenhower–and besides, we all knew that Mrs. Khrushchev, Nina, would never let Nikita start World War III. However rambunctious her husband might get, Nina simply wasn’t going to let really bad things happen.

Nina Khrushchev – Yousuf Karsh

As I recall it, Nina Khrushchev was very popular with the American people. Surely Nikita got an earful for starting the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Oh, holy cow–am I waxing nostalgic for Nikita Khrushchev? I guess that’s a measure of how bad things are today.

The kingdoms of this world are the alternative to the Kingdom of Heaven: one damned crisis after another. See Matthew 24.

3 comments on “Nostalgic for… the Old Cold War?

  1. That is unbelievable! If anyone is nostalgic for the Soviet Union, they must enjoy going to bed on an October night, wondering if there would be a tomorrow. I remember the Missile Crisis, and I was scared. I had lots of company, BTW.

  2. The New York Times was in love with the Left in the Soviet Union. Today’s Thomas Friedman thinks America would be more prosperous if we had a strong man to push agendas instead of the messy business of representative democracy we are stuck with.

    1. Yes, Friedman the fat-head is a huge fan of Red China. He thinks he’d be in the ruling class–him and his two built-in pools. The useful idiots are always the most surprised people in the world when the new dictatorship decides they aren’t useful anymore and has them killed.

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