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Fort Hood in 1968 was the main base where Vietnam veterans who had six months or less left on their enlistments were sent upon completion of their tour of duty in the war. Somehow, the Army thought that these combat veterans would be perfect for use in suppressing the war at home. The Army brass weren't the only ones who didn't know the mood of the troops. Neither did we. These were men who had experienced the Tet Offensive, men who had known the truth before Tet - that America was not winning the Vietnam War. They were turned off from their experience and unwilling to participate in a new war, a war against their fellow citizens.
Killeen at the time was a typical "old South" garrison town. The town lived off the soldiers, but hated them at the same time....
The Oleo Strut [coffee house] opened on July 4, 1968, with a public picnic in the local park. GIs had been checking the place out over the previous month as the staff worked to set it up, and there was a large enough crowd that a reporter from the New York Times thought the event important enough to write a story about, that received national play....
Within a week of opening, soldiers were coming in at night to tell us of riot control training they were taking part in during the day. They'd been told they were going to Chicago to "fight the hippies and the commies" who were going to show up for the Democratic Convention the next month. They were terribly upset at the thought of having to possibly open fire on Americans who they agreed with about the war and the need for change here in America. Soldiers were talking about deserting, about running away to Mexico, about "doing something." Our response was a little yellow sticker, two inches by two inches. On it was a white hand flashing the "peace sign," backed by a black fist. We printed up 1,000 of them and passed them out. GIs said they would put these on their helmets if they were called into the streets, to identify themselves to the protestors. At this point, the Army got very upset with us.
The Monday of the convention, 5,000 troops were ordered to board the transports. They were headed for the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, as backup for the Chicago Police Department. As the soldiers were preparing to board the airplanes, the bravest act of antiwar protest I ever knew of happened. 43 Black soldiers, all combat veterans, refused to board the airplanes. Due to the self-separation of the races on the base, we had no idea this was going to happen. The Black troops had organized themselves. They knew what they were going to get for this. The minimum qualification to be one of those who would refuse was the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, so the Army wouldn't be able to call them cowards...
The world knows what happened in Chicago. A government cannot put soldiers on the street without the prior knowledge that if they are ordered to crack heads, they all will. No one knew how many of the GIs would carry out their threat of resistance if put in the streets, so all were held back. Deprived of their military backup, the Chicago Police Department staged their historic "police riot." The GI antiwar movement had inflicted its first major blow against the government.
Originally posted by skynet2015
The fact that American Soldiers are willing to fire on Americans, or that Police are willing to burn down the cabins or churches full of suspects should be sufficient to give citizens pause, however, the apparent favoritism of gun bans has not crossed the minds of those who seek it in a logical sense.
Right now, your governments are being slowly devoured by Sharia Law. Your government positions, academic positions, medical positions, and police positions are being occupied one by one with two types of people. Non-religious liberals, and Muslims. Because the Muslims will voice their opposition to a Christian centered or Republican-Neo Conservative right wing world view, the Anti-god left will back and support the Muslims in an attempt to optimize their religious and political freedoms. You merely need examine the flow of student debate and politics at your local universities to see evidence of this trend.
Except for one serious problem. The Muslims are not Communists. They may use communist tactics and communist weapons of war to secure their objectives, but they are not communists. They will continue to encroach upon your political field and attempt to legally take the better armed military by sacrificing the lesser. They will sacrifice the "rights" of millions knowing they will eventually get into political position to control the law enforcement and military. They will disarm the masses.
Then they will use military force to execute the vast majority of liberals that supported them. They will claim that you are godless, that homosexuality is a crime, and they will kill you. They will execute the atheists and execute the agnostics and they will execute the gays, the lesbians, and the pansexuals. They will execute the scientists who oppose their view of creation and they will eventually march millions toward genocide. The Nazis do not have a monopoly on Genocide. Wake up people. 2nd Amendment is for everyone. Your own soldiers will shoot you. Just like the song says "Four dead in Ohio".