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And you thought Homeland Defense was a New Idea

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Here are a couple of clips from a long lost film called "Community Shelter Planning". A government film that served more to frighten people to believe we were under constant threat of attack by external forces, than to actually provide any real planning for emergencies. Sound Familiar? It's also interesting they are confounded by the difficulties of disaster planning in the rapidly suburbanizing America of the 1960s. But apparently they did not understand what was going wrong with building a society completely dependant upon the automobile.

The filmclips are also amusing from the standpoint the primary pitchman is Gene Hackman who later went on to fame as Lex Luthor in the Superman films. Hackman refuses to be interviewed in his role in this US Government propaganda. Maybe he is holding out for a homeland defense film?

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