The Cuban missile crisis was the very first time I remember hearing the word Precipice used. Seen either Mr. Huntley or Mr. Brinkley use it on their CBS nightly news program as both Dad and Grandpa watched on, seeming gravely concerned. Of course, the full consequences of a possible Nuclear War with Russia in a 10 year old 5th graders mind set, seemed as distant, unreal and unrealistic to me as My (almost daily) childhood version and mental visions of Me and Big Boobs Cherri Courior taking a shower together. I could barely and mentally formulate both experiences, let alone any satisfying course of action if either one occured.
But there would be many more events during my life time where the word Precipice would be used, or at least should have been. Living through the 60's alone made that word almost famous. (MLK's murder), (California Watts riots) (Detroit riot) (Vietnam protests) and on AND ON IT WENT. Timothy Leary and the ushering in of more bigger/better, mind altering Drugs, during the rampant (baby boomer) flower power generation, continually striving through music and protests, to change the overall perception of America, often distorting its intentions and its moral level handed world responsibility for the worse. All the way into the early 90's with yet more riots
So now we finally get a man who is not a politician as president. He See's and deals fairly with all races. He Has both lived through (Maybe not in the same fashion or like many of us) but in those same Precipice moments in time. That he both see's and understands many of our present problems from a business standpoint. Then puts his popular/luxurious life on hold and volunteers to solve Americas problems.
So Until all people both young and old really understand and grasp what history has taught us. And how using it's lessons can honestly change for the better the majority of us. And that how this unjustified and authority hating 2020 racial shaming and unwarranted RAGE is so detrimental to our country, continually spawn's, nurtures and supports self serving elected political leaders, certain paramilitary groups, key rich, selfish, naïve and ignorant people, bent on future fame or personal cultural influences, seeking public power with certain ethnic organizations and giving a million lazy Bull Shit justifications as their reasons. Until that time, current events will continue to keep us and our country "On the Precipice".