Kent State May 4, 1970

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 4, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
i had three brothers in Nam at the time. They were labeled baby killerz and such by protesters here at home. Zero fan fare for them coming home during those times. They were as popular as lepers.. Easily one of the WORST of times to be in the military. My patriotism wasnt budged by that sad incident. I had my brothers and friends to still worry about..
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 4, 2013 - 11:32pm PT

And finally some truth to what we REALLY did in Vietnam is
coming out. . .

Kill Anything that Moves by Nick Turse.
So sad, we killed so many for what. . .
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 4, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
somewhere there is a person that has to live with what they did. a very sad day.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 5, 2013 - 12:02am PT
"A radio news bulletin says the National Guard is massacring students
at Kent State and Nixon is still bombing Cambodia." HST

bad times, shitty weed, rock stars croaking, fear and loathing to be sure,

Dust Chaser won the derby who gives a rats ass,
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 5, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Ron,

I went to a lot of protests back then, and never heard anyone calling the soldiers baby killerz...

That Kent State photo is surely one of the most powerful of the era.

I'm with Eric Beck, my patriotism died right about then.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 5, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Well i guess your family and friends weren't in the shyt then. You dont have to agree with the war OR govt to be patriotic. And my family didnt have the luxury of choice..
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 5, 2013 - 01:43am PT
You can wish the best for the pawns of war without respecting their masters
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 5, 2013 - 09:02pm PT

It makes things like Rand Pauls recent fillibuster seem a bit more credible doesnt it..

No, not really. Rand Paul is a plutocrat, not a Real American.

Weren't most of the kids killed just walking to class, not protesting?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Weren't most of the kids killed just walking to class, not protesting?

Yes, the understanding is only Allison was actively protesting.

Susan
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 5, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
In what universe is it ok for the military to kill protesting college students?

Not to mention most (if not all) were just walking to/from class….


That's what we can expect from a reactionary government hell bent on stifling public descent of any kind.




gf

climber
May 6, 2013 - 08:20am PT
warbler-that is a great statement-yours?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 6, 2013 - 09:12am PT
These days they've become more sophisticated and use drones to do the killing!
jopay

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so.il
May 6, 2013 - 11:56am PT
A friend and distance relative Dr.Gregory Payne wrote "Requiem for Kent State".
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