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Wed May 1, 2019, 09:40 PM

Came across this today. Don't know why, but I just love this.

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Reply Came across this today. Don't know why, but I just love this. (Original post)
Kath2 May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:47 PM

1. Peace Signs flashed at a column of ROTC?

pretty well encapsulates the mid-late 60s. The RW, then, as now, would make themselves (and the military) "victims" to the anti-war protesters, with efforts to paint them as "Commies" and unpatriotic... Thus, culminating in campus protests and ultimately the horrific Kent State shootings.

So, I look at this, not with the innocence of the day as depicted, but with the sad knowledge of what was to come...






Were you alive during this time?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:50 PM

2. I was.

I would have been 12 in 1970.

I was active in anti-war activity in 1972 when I was 14.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:53 PM

3. I organized an anti-war play in high school.

In 1973. I was the mother of a dead soldier asking why.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:56 PM

4. Then you too undoubtedly get lumps in your stomach when many of the related anniversaries

come around--and especially when some of the music I associate strongly with the period comes on...

We lived through a tormented period, but then I think of the kids of Columbine or Parkland or so many of today's horrific events and it does help put it into perspective.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:59 PM

5. Yes.

I was very anti-war and anti-establishment from an early age.

But I never had to deal with random and senseless killing at my own school.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:24 PM

6. My play ended with the national anthem at a funeral.

And the mom (me) refuses to stand. She crosses her legs, seated and holds up the 2 finger peace sign.

A lot of parents were pissed at the time.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #6)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:26 PM

7. I'll bet they were... I guess it is a good reminder that we have been similarly divided before.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:30 PM

8. Right on.

Today's climate reminds me a lot of those times.

I got an "A" in theater class by the way. My teacher, Ms. Coffin (rest her soul) was a peace advocate.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #8)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:32 PM

9. Did you pursue it as a career?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:38 PM

10. No.

Almost wish I had.

I went to law school and eventually worked in insurance, after some pro bono work for liberal causes.

But in community college I did star in our production of "Hair." And yes, we did take off all of our clothes during "Let The Sub Shine."

Everyone got their panties in a wad over that, too.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #10)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:40 PM

11. Hah! yes, I remember...

Local productions of HAIR now apparently exclude that part-- at least in my area.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #11)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:42 PM

12. It was very cool.

We only did it last night. And we had audience participation which made it so much fun.

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