Once in a civilization’s lifetime

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I couldn’t let the opportunity pass.

Only once in the existence of a civilization, like this civilization, does a civilization get to this point.

What can we do?

What could I do? I had to write about it. Then, I had to broadcast it.

First, for the station I’m at, WFAQ-LP FM, in the middle of the hinterlands, and then shared with my editor Tim, and you, here at the Los Angeles Post Examiner.

The file “MTUSNA 10.02.2018 Newscast 02” is a segment of my radio show. A quick comment that can be inserted for broadcast. MTUSNA: Music Time USNA, (United States of North America) – say, 2045 AD or so. Can you see it? A show that I’ve done for decades in Milwaukee, then exurban Mukwonago and during a contract I had for the NSF, at McMurdo Station Antarctica. Intercontinental vying for Interstellar.

Takes place decades from now but reflects on today’s events. And plays oldies from the ‘80s, ‘90s, ohs, teens, 20s and 30s with over 75,000 affiliates throughout the Milky Way.


The audio snippet is the latest reflecting on what was tomorrow’s main event, which happened today October 3rd, 2018, with 45 texting everyone in America, at 11:18 PDT.

In the interest in National Security.

Actually, I know people that didn’t get the message. What does that mean?

Nixon wanted to do this with every TV being able to be turned on by him, should he need to say something, back during the Cold War. Something like: “The missiles are on their way.”

Too Orwellian it was thought back then.

But today, Orwell’s warnings are forgotten …

Or just paved over.

And nobody asked.

Illustration by Jeff Worman