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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 02:16 PM
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3. It's 2009 and we're in the middle of another war that we should never have started.
Edited on Mon May-04-09 02:18 PM by hedgehog
What is the point about repeating slanders against the peace activists of 1970? Trust me, the kids at Kent State were not the children of the elite. The protesters may have been safe from the draft until graduation, but they didn't ignore the plight of their friends, brothers and cousins!

I could understand the hostility if the college students had supported the war after arranging an artful dodge. But if you want to discuss people who did that, we have to look to George Bush, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh!
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  - Remembering May 4, 1970 in Viet Nam -- 24 dead, many wounded. TahitiNut  May-04-09 02:01 PM   #0 
  - What is the purpose of posting these names? Was it wrong for  hedgehog   May-04-09 02:06 PM   #1 
  - The killed were college-age kids who couldn't afford to avoid the war in college. nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 02:13 PM   #2 
  - It's 2009 and we're in the middle of another war that we should never have started.  hedgehog   May-04-09 02:16 PM   #3 
     - No one here slandered peace activists. The war sucked. nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 02:22 PM   #4 
     - I may be too irritable about this, but I remember the accusations at the  hedgehog   May-04-09 02:31 PM   #7 
     - The ones evading Viet Nam were the members of the Ohio National Guard  dflprincess   May-04-09 02:51 PM   #15 
  - It was for them, and others, that we tried to stop the war.  uppityperson   May-04-09 02:47 PM   #12 
     - Thank you for ...  TahitiNut   May-04-09 03:02 PM   #18 
  - I remember, I always will  Peacetrain   May-04-09 02:25 PM   #5 
  - You got BORING hobbies!!  ConcernedCanuk   May-04-09 02:26 PM   #6 
  - Well, they're just hobbies.  TahitiNut   May-04-09 02:42 PM   #9 
     - LOL - (I can't be sure I ever got the last part done.) - me neither - different situation,  ConcernedCanuk   May-04-09 10:22 PM   #29 
  - Very unexpecedly, tears came to my eyes as I read this OP.  dixiegrrrrl   May-04-09 02:40 PM   #8 
  - Nowadays, folks don't understand this was also a class issue. A race issue.  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 02:48 PM   #13 
  - and some say bring back the draft since then all will be at risk  uppityperson   May-04-09 02:53 PM   #16 
  - Interestingly, that all changed in 1970.  TahitiNut   May-04-09 02:59 PM   #17 
  - Indeed.  TahitiNut   May-04-09 05:35 PM   #24 
  - The Vietnam War and the August 4, 1970 Kent State University Shootings. A Video  Better Believe It   May-04-09 02:45 PM   #10 
  - And, they're stacking up more bodies in 2 new lost wars.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-04-09 02:45 PM   #11 
  - Poor beautiful Joan..  dixiegrrrrl   May-04-09 02:49 PM   #14 
  - Thanks for reminding us that May 4, 1970, was not just  DemBones DemBones   May-04-09 03:09 PM   #19 
  - I joined the USMC in '65 to "do my duty"...........  Ernesto   May-04-09 03:49 PM   #20 
  - Perhaps you should read Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (again?) ...  TahitiNut   May-04-09 04:49 PM   #21 
  - A retired USMC Colonel I know - who was at Khe Sahn - is too! nt  Captain Hilts   May-04-09 04:51 PM   #22 
  - I believe the point is that these people were not killed by their countrymen...  Burma Jones   May-04-09 05:34 PM   #23 
  - Well, I'm sure that makes a big difference to their families.  TahitiNut   May-04-09 05:37 PM   #26 
     - It isn't personal  Burma Jones   May-04-09 05:47 PM   #27 
  - K and R. This really brings the past alive. Shameful, but educational. NT  Mike 03   May-04-09 05:36 PM   #25 
  - RIP  TahitiNut   May-04-09 10:12 PM   #28 
  - My first impulse...  kentuck   May-04-09 10:41 PM   #30 
  - Mine too.  Elwood P Dowd   May-04-09 10:46 PM   #31 
  - Tomorrow my students will be watching  kiva   May-04-09 10:48 PM   #32 
  - Thank you for the sad remembrance, TahitiNut. In case anyone doesn't remember,  bertman   May-04-09 11:08 PM   #33 
  - Well, it's true that the VC took enormous losses during Tet 1969  TahitiNut   May-05-09 10:19 AM   #34 
  - Recommended  NNN0LHI   May-05-09 10:28 AM   #35 
  - Thanks, Don.  TahitiNut   May-05-09 11:27 AM   #36 
  - So young  ismnotwasm   May-05-09 11:31 AM   #37 
  - ...  NNN0LHI   May-05-09 02:54 PM   #38 

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