I am a baby boomer too and was caught up in the hippie movement. When I was 16, 1969, I participated in a Vietnam march on Interstate 5 in Seattle. My friend got her head hit by a policeman in one skirmish. At 16, for me it was fun but I also did not like the stories of so many of my fellow boomers being killed by the thousands over seas, 53,000 18-25 year olds were killed in about 10 years of war? Twice that committed suicide in the following years after returning home.
My point, when we saw what was happening to the "peaceful" movement started in San Francisco, turning violent and angry all my friends in high school disassociated our selves from those people. Maybe the turning point for many of us, was when we invited the black panthers to our high school to talk. A riot almost broke out as we were an all white school in a suburb of Seattle and we clashed.
We all asked, "what happened to peace and love?" In retrospect the communists muscled their way into that movement on the college campus' and turned a good awakening to the civil rights of our fellow black Americans to strife and resentment.
posted on 03/10/2012 7:29:24 AM PST
53,000 18-25 year olds were killed in about 10 years of war? Twice that committed suicide in the following years after returning home.
posted on 03/10/2012 8:33:50 AM PST
by Jeff Chandler
(If my candidate doesn't win the nomination I'm going to kick my feet, cry like a baby, and stay home)
53,000 18-25 year olds were killed in about 10 years of war?
5,000 a year.... yes, this to protect democracy and keep the American way. This is nothing compared to the sacrifice of the Greatest Generation
posted on 03/10/2012 8:40:23 AM PST
(Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
The Communist did not muscle into the movement, they implemented the movement from within the ‘establishment’, the Progressive Rats and Rinos. Read ‘Blacklisted by History’ to begin an education about the ‘pimple in time’ called the 60’s.
posted on 03/10/2012 10:47:29 AM PST
(El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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