I always thought that statement was really strange. What they failed to say is that "armageddon could be much farther than we ever thought". I mean, I could feel pretty confident that I was going to outlive the old ones if I had reasonably good health.
Too bad for the 70 year old who was hoping to make the "cut" into Paradise. I feel bad for them. I see alot of disappointment, like they really thought they would make it. But still they hang on, and probably when you're that age, in all honesty, it just might be the best thing to do.
Of course no matter what the society said about how nothing really changed, we all knew otherwise. And what you see today is evidence of that.
How fast do you run in an endurance race when you don't know where the finish line is? So many were sprinting in the mid to late '80's and early '90's. That the finish line was possibly moved back, was not the answer anyone needed to hear.
Just wait til they say 1935 wasn't then end of the anointed being called. This thing can go on for a long time.