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And I was a secret subversive. I put up a good front as a conservative, but I listened to popular music, even Chicago, singing about the coming revolution. I was hoping it would be for the good and the idealism espoused. But I was cautious.
There's a bit of justification in that I was a suburban kid. None of these scares ever came that close to me (except the earthquake). And then there was Kent State. The adults I knew generally sided with or at least excused the National Guard because student protesters were bad. Except Michener's book insists that the four killed were generally not among the agitators, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The part I don't understand is why some of the same people who sided with the National Guard at Kent State now side against the BLM law enforcement officers who were trying to enforce trespass law in the face of protesting exhibitions. (At least before the cowboy started pining for Slavery). And the worst the BLM did was to taze a guy behaving in a threatening manner and scare someone off with a well-trained police dog (which the guy kicked). BLM backed down. Not so the trespassing cowboys or the phony Rambo-militia guys until the BLM was gone and gave up. (If only the National Guard had backed down at Kent State! "Four dead in Ohio." -CSN&Y)
There was a video clip I saw (OK, it was on Jon Stewart) in which one of the militia types said they'd been waiting for something like this to happen so they could demonstrate the brutality of the feds and start a general uprising. He said they were going to put their women on the front lines so that when blood began to flow, it would be from the women shot by the feds to be seen around the world. Uh. . . . meet the new boss?
It was good the BLM backed down. We do not need to promote or provoke any martyr complexes - or weird solutions for those unable to relate well to women.
The only thing I can figure is that with our current Democratic President, not really that different from any other Democratic President (right?), they must think that those threats that conservatives were afraid of back in the 60's are now in charge of the country. And they don't like it. Some, like Cowboy Bundy, say they don't even recognized the legitimacy of the United States! Sounds like a bomb-throwing Hippie to me.
Somebody, please explain.