I think that its all part of this apocalyptic “the sky is falling” narrative stirred up everywhere by the media. COVID, the Chinese, Putin, the environment, etc, etc. After all, bad news is what sells. And Chileans seem to have become slightly hysterical by being exposed to these incessant doom and gloom messages without applying any sort of perspective to what they see on the TV.
WW3? Really! You obviously didn’t live through the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Even as kids, we were made very aware of the consequences of a full-blown nuclear war. Putin may be dangerous, but he’s not mad.
The fourth day since the start of this, but I still can’t believe my eyes when I see the news headlines, nor can I believe my ears when I hear the latest reports. Unimaginable. Unbelievable. For you it would sound like the US were bombing Canada. This one looks much more crazy than the entire covid-1984 performance. Truly this all must be a dream. Doesn’t fit in my head.
I haven’t witnessed anything like that the last few times I went shopping in our neck of the woods. I agree that all the gloom and doom reporting probably plays a role if it is happening in some places.