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Name: Paul K
Subject: RE: 38 Years Gone (nsc)
Date: Monday, May 05, 2008
Time: 9:21:00 AM
Remote Address: 188.8.131.52
Message ID: 230059
Parent ID: 229984
Thread ID: 229984
As I recall Nixon called the anti-war protesters "bums." The father of one of the victims responded "My daughter wasn't a bum." He went on to oppose the war.
There was a lot of excess on the left back then, but in retrospect I find it more comforting to remember the activism than feel today's complacency and frightened acceptance.
The Band had a great, folksy line:
"Now two young kids might start a ruckus
You know they feel you trying to shuck us"
There was a lot of "shuckin'" going on then and even more now.
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