Thursday, May 05, 2005

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming...5

It was 35 years ago today, President Nixon taught the National Guard to play...

The moment when National Guard troops fired on Vietnam War protesters at Kent State University will be commemorated Thursday on the campus.

On that day, three decades ago, four young people protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War were killed, and nine were wounded by National Guard troops who had been called to the campus to quell anti-war protests.

You think that can never happen again, don't you?

You're insane. The climate is more ripe for an incident like that today than it was back then, but for different reasons.

Public opinion of a war is in the minority, yet the administration keeps it going.

James Dobson wants a theocracy.

Pat Robertson says judges are more dangerous than al Qaeda.

Bill Frist will bend over for any right wing zealot that promises a few votes from the heartland.

Army recruiters are enlisting bi-polar kids, and helping others to fake High School diplomas.

GWBush wants to end social security.

Wal-Mart wants to take over retail sales of everything.

The NRA wants you to own assualt rifles.

Republicans want to destroy the independant judiciary.

Political rallies are open only to followers.

Dissent is not allowed.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Update: date corrected (35 yrs ago) because I'm an idiot times 2.