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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-04 02:26 AM
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23. Better late than never!
I have always believed that the 1960s presented the first great window of opportunity for our society to move forward into an entirely new and progressive direction. Unfortunately, it seems that window was closed with the untimely death of Bobby Kennedy, who seemed to be on the verge of initiating the sort of vision embodied by the Civil Rights movement. Dare I say, it was the corporate/capitalist interests plus the racist social status quo who saw this as a threat to their existence, and reacted by ending Kennedy's, in addition to the lives of Dr. King and others. Too bad people didn't pick up the torch and keep fighting, but it's not hard to see how so many were intimidated and demoralized by the assassinations of so many powerful populist leaders.

Yes, it has taken years for us to revisit the opportunity of the 1960s. And now, it seems, through the vision and inspiration of Howard Dean, that we are, and maybe just in time. Even if Kerry wins, we will still be dealing with a very vicious and vengeful Reactionary Right in this country who will stop at nothing to destroy another Democratic presidency. But as Dean is suggesting and is working to make possible, we must mobilize to stand up to the Right, stand up for what's right, and fight to take our country back. We can simply no longer afford to put off fighting the endless fight that actually began years ago, as the consequences of not continuing the fight then, are now staring us in the face.
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