reply to post by earthdude
If only it were as simple as you make it out to be. If only it were as simple as war is bad so we should not have wars. Sadly that is the not
I doubt people hate you for being anti-war. It's likely more a case of them trying to get you to understand we live in a dangerous world and war
cannot always be avoided.
The world is like a bad neighborhood with gangs. Sometimes you can avoid the gangs and pretend they are not there, but there comes a point were
innocent peoples only choice is to fight back. There have been times in our history when war was the best and only choice.
This thread does not even begin to paint the whole picture of the country at that time. Kent State as horrible as it was was a tiny part of the
picture. Those peaceful protesters and those scared shaking men in uniform were the same exact people who lives followed a different path. Many of the
National Guard were also students of the same age. Those protesters could no more have disbanded to avoid the conflict than the Guardsman could have
not eventually pulled the triggers on their guns.
Sadly history is rewritten by both sides on any story. There is the truth. Then there are the two biased versions presented by each of the opposing
sides. You can't just pull up old news footage of an event like that and say aha, I understand it now, even though you have no notion of the
The National Guardsman and the students were all victims, they all lost that day. Sadly those who won that day are everything from Professors who are
teaching false history and ideals to our children, to high ranking elected officials in our government. The winners were the true radicals who were
behind the true cause of that tragedy. I call them winners only because they orchestrated and wanted just what happened. While pretending to want
peace on the outside, on the inside they wanted it happen exactly as it did.
That confrontation was years in the making and the real cause was the radical anarchists who usurped the peace movement to their own evil ends. Many
of the so called leaders of the peace movement were as phony as a three dollar bill and could have cared less about peace.
In addition to the Vietnam War, there was a war of ideals and idea's taking place. We thought we were protesting for peace and love, when in fact we
were being manipulated by evil men.
Those of us who sat peacefully in doorways and thought we were saving the world, did not go away, sell out or change our life views. We grew up and
faced reality. Some wandered off to the Communes and hid from the world, telling themselves they mattered. Most of us simply got hit with reality and
woke up from the fantasy world that existed in our childish minds. Some let the drugs take them over when they could not face the real world as it is
In the end when the Troops were pulled out, we learned another lesson. We learned that an act of peace can cause more death and suffering than war.
The actions that lead to the pullout caused far more deaths than the war itself.
Sadly those who manipulated us now control the schools and our country. They never were fighting for peace and love unfortunately. The radical
movement that mislead us in our youth has once again reared its ugly head today with the same evil people in control. They have come out of hiding
beyond the public view and taken over the entire government.
Only when you realize that the Guardsman were as much victims as the protesters were, will you understand what happened that day.