Out of respect for the dead, and fully acknowledging a deadly abuse of power, I still feel motivated to add one bit of truth / data / reality regarding the Kent State shootings. We need to include this info in our matrix of knowldge because if not we will have to listen to someone quote Santayana.
The marxists developed the trouble that led to the Kent State shootings. Plain and simple.
Kent State, itself, holds this info…
If you are a democrat, or claim to be, I hope that you, little by little, begin to wonder what the hekc has happened to this party, and why do we hold so many contrary views, and why must we feel compelled to shout down decent, honest, earnest debate.
Because we have been co-opted. you have not noticed. Each tmie you looked, the attention was pulled the other way.
Kent State was a terrible example. Kent State is a great place, a great school I have been taught by one of their profs, and this prof was admirably notable.
The VN war was, if ever we have known this about a war, a politicla circumstance played largely for strategic political value, and almost in passing for the list of reasons that might make war valid. If it was valid, it was not fought validly. Valiently, yes. Validly, no. I have talked to scores of VN vets, and am eternally honored to learn what it means to be an American, a soldier, and a man. but also to hear the reality of war from those who were the war.
Oh, I have read abt the war, also. I guess since the early 80s reading this or that.
In this retrospective view, it can be claimed that the war was “unjust.” I got it. I will not argue.
Should the Kent State protesters have been fired upon?
No. Not by any stretch.
Was this a case of some enlightened students speaking truth to power?
Were international socialist marxists using the opportunity to pursue their goals in the USA, regardles of specific circumstances? Yes.
The media, and history books, and monuments, etc., will mention ALL of this EXCEPT: the revolutionary-goal-motivated “Students for a Democratic Society” develped the whole thing. This is how they used to work, and how they work today: piggy-back on someone else’s problem, fuel it, “organize” it, spin it, so it ultimately leads the unknowing populace to a conclusions: not that communism is great, but that the capitalists pigs are oppressive, and we need hope and change – never mind who fed you that soundbite.
All of this was happening at Kent State, as it continues today. notably, the socialists continue to gain great achievement through the democratic party. Things have gone so well that nowadays, you can actually hear some of the commuists revealing their true identity. By more than wearing the Che t-shirt.
This is a notable strain of United States history. At the Kent State 40, did you hear ANYTHING about these marxists stirring things up for three days BEFOER the shootings?
Were these people even students at Kent? Yes, or no? That answer is out ther for you. However, the question, a question of infiltration by anti-American, pro-communist revolutionary actors, receives ZERO mention.
Speak truth to power. Go study your history. You don’t have to agree with me. All you have to do is be honest about your own principles, and then go study, honestly, for yourself, whether these views have any merit or not.
Was the communist-philosophy SDS instrumetnal in provoking the National Guard to come to Kent State, afte SDS cut fire hoses then set fire to the ROTC building?
Was it them, or plain old Constituion-loving Americans?
Go. Read. Question. Think for yourself. Read for yourself. Decide for yourself.
What is WRONG with developing your OWN jaunt into historical inquiry?
You will be called names? Is that what you fear? You won’t fit in at Demo fundraiser parties? Is that what you fear? Hey, now is a great time. The elected power hierarchy of the democratic party is about to get rocked, in case you have not noticed lately.
You have not noticed because you have been too busy calling your opponent “racists” and “conspiracy theorists,” instwad of you figuring out what the hekc has happened, and are we about to get swept out in a manner to make 1994 look like batting practice.
The power of the democratic party has largely been co-opted. Learn. Speak truth to power. Click that Kent State link.