reply to post by SquirrelNutz
I've always liked that Oswald picture too, as well as your avatar. That aside, you have to remember that in the 60s the numbers you site were probably
opposite of what you show there. Back then, most everyone bought into the official story, and conspiracy theories built up over years as the facts
came out. It's hard to imagine today with the everyday use of instant communication on a massive scale, but the facts of the Kennedy assassination
conspiracy dripped drop by drop like a leaky faucet, mostly by word of mouth, and not like the Niagra Falls we call the internet today. There was a
little mistrust here, and a little anger there, but no OMG moment for the masses which probably would have started a revolution.
The OP is a good example. Just another drop from the faucet. Who knows how many people have seen that video before now? Not many, I'm guessing. As
each fact is exposed, anger builds up, then dissipates before the next one appears.
I think by the 80s it was too late to go back and fix anything because things had changed so drastically. The organizations and people who helped
changed the 60s had moved on. They had families and jobs to worry about. It was time for the next generation to continue the fight and they dropped
the ball. Looking back, I think the apathy really started in the mid-70s, although I did attend several anti-nuke protests so there was some spark
there. Maybe it was the state of the economy. Jimmy Carter had everyone thinking about the "energy crisis" at that time.
My links show where the uprising was, however it was only partially successful. It contributed greatly to the end of the war, did away with the draft,
and improved civil rights for minorities and women immensley. Most of all, it taught people to question authority.
Again, I can't imagine how anyone could look at the links in my first post and accuse Baby Boomers of being apathetic. They were anything but.
Contrast that with what's happening today. A few "occupy" protests is nothing in comparison. While the police have become an abusive military, the
government spies on us all, ignores the Constitution, takes our homes away, and bails out billionaires, the current generation does next to nothing.
Yet the blame for all of our ills gets aimed at the people who actually fought against these very things and actually made a difference, at least for
a couple of decades.
edit on 11/27/2013 by AntiNWO because: I just can't shut up tonight.