Protesters are being beaten in the streets. A sitting president lies through his teeth while his vice president fills his pockets. Our children are dying on a far-off battlefield.
But, who’s to care?
Not the chicken hawks like the president and his president of vice, who dodged the war 40 years ago. Not the Congress, which has betrayed the people they swore to serve.
This is all so 1968-ish all we need is a political convention in Chicago where they beat the opposition to death, then claimed their votes from the graveyard.
The film footage from last weekend’s marches – particularly in L.A. where the cops in heavy armor severely beat a crowd of Hispanics who were only asking for a fair shake – was akin to the police abuses that led to Kent State in Ohio, where National Guard soldiers opened fire on a crowd of students in 1970, killing four.
Only this time, the cops were swinging batons and firing rubber bullets into crowds that included women and children. Little children.