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34. You remember 'baby killer' from the media...
...not from actual events that were in any way widespread. The media simply repeated what was being said by those who didn't want any resistance to the Vietnam war. It later become an urban myth and is repeated to this day. I'm not saying there wasn't isolated incidences...but the majority of protestors simply wanted their soldier families to come home.

Yes...there was violence...but the violence came from cops and the guard...ordered by Nixon and others to put down the protests at any cost.

And of course many Vets went back to civilian life. But I have videos of protests in DC where thousands of Vets participated in the protests. There was even a 'ceremony' where Vets threw their medals and ribbons in a cage representing the 'garbage'.

It seems that moderates have joined with RWingers in painting the Vietnam protestors as a bunch of crazy, dope smoking hippies that had nothing better to do. And now they're doing the same thing to those with the courage to protest and reject the lies that took this nation to war in Iraq.

Activists and protestors are the conscience of America...and they usually represent the silent majority against the power of the rich, well-armed, warmongering minority.
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