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Remember Chicago 68? (Original Post) ananda Jan 2021 OP
I remember watched on TV ... electric_blue68 Jan 2021 #1
From your keyboard to god's printer............. nt mitch96 Jan 2021 #2
Kerner Commission concluded it was a "police riot". mobeau69 Jan 2021 #3
Doesn't matter. ananda Jan 2021 #4
IK. Just adding some history to the discussion. mobeau69 Jan 2021 #6
Appreciated. ananda Jan 2021 #7
I wasn't alive in 68 JonLP24 Jan 2021 #14
It really hurt the Dems. ananda Jan 2021 #17
Two things mobeau69 Jan 2021 #22
Only if we don't let it get swept under a rug... JHB Jan 2021 #5
Yeah, they'll try to blame "antifa", but.. ananda Jan 2021 #9
Ask yourself "Who'd vote for the world's most obvious con man?" and LOL yourself. JHB Jan 2021 #10
It doesn't matter what trumpers think. ananda Jan 2021 #12
Right now the TV news anchors reporting are... electric_blue68 Jan 2021 #15
LOL ananda Jan 2021 #20
Plenty of video, Plenty of photographs BlueIdaho Jan 2021 #19
I know. They look really bad! ananda Jan 2021 #23
We could use Richard Daley right about now MaryMagdaline Jan 2021 #8
It will not only kill it, it will fracture it. tinrobot Jan 2021 #11
I know. ananda Jan 2021 #13
No it won't. It SHOULD...but I am not holding my breath... Moostache Jan 2021 #16
That's exactly it. ananda Jan 2021 #21
"The whole world is watching!" DFW Jan 2021 #18
!!! ananda Jan 2021 #24
"25 or 6 to 4" by CTA used some of that audio. mobeau69 Jan 2021 #25
I'm not sure what this refers to. ananda Jan 2021 #26
Chicago Transit Authority (later just Chicago) musical recording. mobeau69 Jan 2021 #27
Thanks ananda Jan 2021 #28
City of Chicago sued and made the band change their name. mobeau69 Jan 2021 #29
Didn't want the name association, I guess. ananda Jan 2021 #30


(29,322 posts)
14. I wasn't alive in 68
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:56 PM
Jan 2021

Based on my reading I thought it was the Chicago police that looked bad rather than the protestors.


(10,940 posts)
22. Two things
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:02 PM
Jan 2021

Not to the people watching on tv and the report took time to be completed and most people never paid any attention to it when it did. That would’ve required reading.


(37,106 posts)
5. Only if we don't let it get swept under a rug...
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:50 PM
Jan 2021

...and there are many, many more parties interested in doing that than there were in '68.

Republicans will try to disown the rioters and (eventually) Trump, conservative media will blame antifa and cry "false flag," mainstream media will be anxious to get back to their "both sides are to blame" comfort zone.

And people who were trying to tell them that these nuts were dangerous for the last 20 years will be skipped over yet again in favor of people who had an epiphany five minutes ago.


(28,708 posts)
9. Yeah, they'll try to blame "antifa", but..
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:51 PM
Jan 2021

who's going to buy that?

Do those people look like antifa?



(13,582 posts)
19. Plenty of video, Plenty of photographs
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:58 PM
Jan 2021

It’s going to be impossible to deny what the GOP has done to America. If they pull the “Law and Order” card just roll the tape.


(9,895 posts)
16. No it won't. It SHOULD...but I am not holding my breath...
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:56 PM
Jan 2021

The Democratic Party turned its back on the protesters and ran away from the label Liberal for a LONG time after '68.
By '80, Carter was swamped because of "Reagan Democrats", remember that?

We ate ourselves on the left and that allowed Reagan to happen with ungodly numbers of support - he fucking won CALIFORNIA and NEW YORK and damn near everything else by huge numbers, all while gutting this nation for the next 40 years!!!!

The GOP last lost with Nixon. Since then, they hold the line - even today with sedition and treason on full display.


(53,779 posts)
18. "The whole world is watching!"
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:58 PM
Jan 2021

This is what was being shouted on the streets of Chicago in 1968.

It was true then. It is VERY true now.


(10,940 posts)
29. City of Chicago sued and made the band change their name.
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:33 PM
Jan 2021

“Chicago” was a great album. We use to wear those LPs out!

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