Skip to comments.Myths Of '68 (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 01/08/2008 6:43:44 PM PST by jazusamo
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LOL! Yeah, my son was born in ‘68 and we had a toddler also, I don’t quite remember it that way. The few flower children I was ever around caused me to make a hasty retreat due to their body odor.
Thanks for your post Ronnie, it’s a good reminder.
Never forget. When it was fashionable a couple of years ago to compare Iraq to Vietnam (as if Vietnam metaphors were anything new) I used to point out to my liberal friends that not only was Iraq not Vietnam, Vietnam wasn't Vietnam- meaning, that what we had been told about the Vietnam war for now 40 years, simply wasn't the truth.
I think Thomas Sowell needs to make a correction.
I forgive him
For anyone who wants a greater understanding of Vietnam and the Tet Offensive I highly recommend Richard Nixon's book No More Vietnams
Exactly, that’s a very good point.
Funny how a guy like Dennis Hopper comes on the TV as a shill for corporate America as he’s telling all the ageing hop-headed hippies about how theirs was the real greatest generation. I thought time was supposed to give us greater perspective.
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
HA! I taste the irony! But of COURSE the hippies saved the world, young grasshopper- mostly by the majority of them frying their peabrains on dope and being completely useless.
I was a teenager in 68 and graduated class of 69. I thought being a hippie was a whole lot of fun- and then I grew up. The entire generation of Boomers will have MUCH to answer for when we stand before our Creator.
I thank the one thing the hippies couldn’t forsee- the tech revolution- for our being able to forestall certain destruction of our “grand experiment” in self-government.
Dippie hippies grew up, ran for office and destroyed America.
I hate the sixties. Can’t even stand the music anymore.
I hate those ads.
We will never win another war until we commit to controlling the press where the war is concerned. If we kill every terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan, the liberal media will simply repeat, "We lost" until it is ingrained in the national consciousness. Their self-righteousness and intellectual corruption always leads them to be propagandists for whoever we are fighting.
God Bless you for your service. * ^)
I agree! Right now is a good example of just how slanted the enemedia is. Up to the last few weeks the press was filled with how many people were being killed in Iraq and how badly it was going for us, they've stopped reporting on the war because it's going in our favor. Basically now the only reporting is if a suicide bomber takes out a few people.
Thanks for listening, Jazusamo.
It NEVER hurts to remind Freedom-loving Americans that...
the enemy is now within
...and always has been..?
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I was in college in 1968. It seemed each turn of the page of the calendar brought some momentous and awful event. The horrors of the year were sufficient that I saved the year-end magazines, lest we forget. I have two college graduate children. Needless to say they were taught in college something quite different from what was memorialized in the magazines. They are both Republicans, with GOP mates.
I’m amazed that an intellectual of Sowell’s reputation can make a mistake like that.
Well it SEEMS clear that Sirhan was a Palestinian nationalist (not Muslim) indoctrinated into his hatred of Zionism etc. His diaries reveal a demented man.
What is still unclear was whether there was a second/other gunman.
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