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Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:59 AM

Here's a useful timeline hint to media

"the 60's" (primarily 1968-69...the "trouble years" were almost FIFTY years ago...not :

30-some years ago
a generation ago
40 years ago

I am so damned tired of lazy journalists who apparently do not know how to "google"..

It's important that they get this right, because apparently our schools are not teaching it (and may have never really taught that era) to students.

They all love to tie in things to the riots & protests of the era, and show how things are :
a. the same
b. vastly different
c. you name it

It's infinitely annoying to me too, that they are so ready to even try to "connect the dots" to waaaaay-back when it comes to police matters and civil unrest, but NEVER seem to be interested in doing the same with foreign policy (especially the middle east) and our obsession in sending our military everywhere any time they can..

The 60's (see above) were ALL about 3 things:

1. reluctance to implement de-segregation
2. coming of age of the Boomers (and their general impatience)
3. The DRAFT...

It was the confluence of those three things that marked the era.. and the fact the the police in action back then were old-school and totally unready to handle the anger and action of "those ungrateful, hippie troublemakers"..







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SoCalDem Jun 2015 OP
lovemydog Jun 2015 #1
delrem Jun 2015 #2
merrily Jun 2015 #3
malaise Jun 2015 #4

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:08 AM

1. Socrates said much the same

in 1970.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:12 AM

2. Ah, the 70's and KC and Sunshine Band.

That's when I knew it was all over.



But I think SoCalDem is correct.
We're so easily distracted.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 03:19 AM

3. 1960-1965 were 50 to 55 years ago. Only 1966-1969 were "almost" 50 years ago.

Time flies when you're in upheaval.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 04:47 AM

4. K & R

because I feel the same way

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