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  •  Good day gentle readers (5+ / 0-)

    Thanks JD for putting my day in perspective. This photograph and the revelations about the My Lai massacre in Novemeber of 69 were the two most devastating public opinion changers in my view. I had just started my Freshman year in college when the massacre news broke.

    Then came May 4th, 1970. Kent State. I hear recently the word "radicalized" used when describing our current challenges. It certainly applied to me those many moons ago.

    Libertarianism is something that most people grow out of, not unlike, say, hay fever or asthma. Bob Johnson

    by randallt on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:26:47 AM PDT

    •  Good afternoon, randall (4+ / 0-)
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      Yes, we of that certain age were shaped by Vietnam and Kent State.  Most of us that is as some of our generation seem to have forgotten or whitewashed it.

      Hope you are well.  Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for reading.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:44:35 AM PDT

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      •  I am well indeed (4+ / 0-)
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        "...forgotten or whitewashed".

        I remember well those tumultuous times. I also remember that by 1978 or so, history's memory was fading fast in the American  psyche.

        Libertarianism is something that most people grow out of, not unlike, say, hay fever or asthma. Bob Johnson

        by randallt on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:56:32 AM PDT

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