The Cold War was marked by a real threat of nuclear war. Many people lived in fear of nuclear annihilation.
For example, as a boy in the former Soviet Union, every time I’d hear the sound of an airplane flying above, I’d dread it as I thought it was going to drop a bomb on us.
The war was avoided, but it could have happened. Very easily. And if it had, maybe 80% of the world’s population would have died, and the survivors would have envied the dead.
In light of this, what’s so implausible about the current depopulation project going on? Lots of people want to kill other people, witness the recent Waukesha murders, for example. Some people want to kill themselves. And others want to destroy the world. And a few of these latter can and are in process of achieving their goals right now.
The only difference between Darrell Brooks and Bill Gates is that Brooks is weak and the damage he can do is therefore limited, while Gates wields enormous wealth and power and hence can do serious harm to billions.
We in America have enjoyed three decades of relative peace and prosperity after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps we have forgotten how evil humans can be and how brutal, cruel, and dark this world really is. We are about to be taught a harsh lesson about this.