On Monday morning I had a bunch of 16 - 22 year old's for a film revue, but before I could even load the film to watch they were asking me if world war 3 was going to happen? I then decided to delay the film I had plans to show and gave them the opportunity to discuss events for 30 minutes.
Some of the thoughts were reasonable, others were obviously lead by panic, but the overwhelming sense was that WW3 was coming, so at the end of the 30 minutes I gave them my thoughts as to what was going to happen.
I told them about the Cuban crisis back in the 60's, how my parents and grandparents were really concerned that war would break out, Kennedy's ultimatum to the Russians to withdraw the missiles from Cuba had the whole world listening worrying and waiting for him to push the big red button, it came close, rumour has it he wanted to hit the button several times but was talked out of it by his staff, a close call for us all.
So having told them how it was and how it would be, I decided to show them the film 'Bridge of Spies' about a spy caught by the Americans right in the middle of the cold war and the building of the Berlin Wall.
Why show them that when they are so worried, I believe the story line was a great one, remember these are Film & TV students, but it was a good way to show them if they thought it was bad now it was far worse then.
So a message to Trump & Putin, don't you fucking dare start up WW3 and make me look like an idiot, believe me anything you 2 can do to each other is nothing to what I will do to the both of you. So fingers off buttons, sit down at a nice coffee shop, have some tea/coffee and biscuits and just chill, no need to act like a baboons arse, or use other counties as sticks to beat each other with, as a certain comedian in a Liverpool accent would say 'Calm Down, Calm Down'.
Let our kids enjoy their lives without the fear of hostilities and world annihilation.
Old Git out.