Jan, '67 I stepped off a ranch and on to Ft Polk La…Nov '68 I stepped off the DMZ of Vietnam and onto a college campus. I did not know a far left radical from a Texas Snowshoe. But I assure my eyes were open wide.
What I saw was VIOLENCE and what was a fringe element a group of people that nothing was off limits. As they marched for PEACE, said ‘make love not war’, ‘lets all ride on the peace train’ and ‘just giver peace a chance’ From the march they stoked up on drugs, mostly pot, some LSD and some speed. This gave them the strength and balls they never had and they headed out as they listened to:
The eastern world it tis explodin’,
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’,
You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’,
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’,
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin’,
But you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.
Eve of Destruction
They made stops at my ROTC building so many time the school moved us into a basement under the Band hall and made us take all of our signs down. We could only wear our uniforms in ROTC class and could not go to the Studen Union to relax with our friends. But they still found us and we were told to STAND DOWN and they went into the Captains office squatted on his desk as he was writing a report and took a SHIT on his desk top, then set the building on fire as they went out. From there they headed out to the National Guard Armory where they set it on fire and stole M 16’s.
Their Peace marches at night always turned into more violence, burning and looting strip shopping centers and our govt looked the other way. The police were called PIGS and were on the receiving end of rocks, bags of dog crap, bottles and Molotov Cocktails (bottles filled with gasoline, stuff with a rag and let on fire to be throw like a hand grenade), but the police did not arrest them.
They hung out at college, taking the min of courses always just enough to keep their draft deferment and their undergrad degree turned into 2, then a Masters and the a PhD, sure most of their 6 pack of degrees was soft at best and worthless at the worst. The Vietnam was over and they needed a job and guess who was hiring highly educated young people…US GOVT!
Did they all change after getting a job and a family? Far from it, the turn on the taps of their communist socialist views and suddenly we have a GOVT run by a UNION, they made up rules and regs that protected them almost to the point that you could not get a murder conviction the whole office watched. The spent their time learning and creating govt civil service rules until which time they retired at 6 figure incomes, and benefit packages that would make the rest of America boil with envy. And they never left their hate and anger behind, in fact all its done is ferment and now they could look back on the 60-70s and see where they went wrong, how they failed to implement their sick ideology.
They are not retired, but rather mentoring and supporting the new wave of the young, the restless and the gullible-stupid. They have pulled in the blacks and the Mexicans who will do their dirty work for a few promises of a free lunch. And they are all rejoicing in the streets as they burn, loot, steal, rob, rape and murder like never before and our Govts from city to state to Federal sit idly by and say Stand down, let them be.
And as Reagan said: “there you go again”. Only this time they have the big money behind them and this time they are far smarter, smoother and started out by picking the low hanging fruit and then go from there. Now they smell victory like never before. Obama gave them Hope and Change and all have been disappointed they he is not going for a 3rd term the Constitution be damned. But they have someone who may even be better, some far better connected across the globe, someone that is ½ of a partnership that that seeks the common goal of power, money and if its not corrupt they will make it so. They know she will put the America flag at half-mast and beneath the flag that says For Sale by owner.