Friday, June 14, 2013

Protest, Revolution, Implosion

I'm not that old, but the last significant protest that marks my memory are the 1970 Kent State shootings. At that time police shot and killed many young college students after they began protesting Richard Nixon's involvement in Cambodia. As a result of the shooting 4,000,000 college students began a nation-wide strike.

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB123/Box%2029,%20File%202,%20Kissinger%20%96%20President%20Dec%209,%201970%208,45%20pm%20%200.pdf

The above declassified LINK (concerning Cambodia) details a telephone conversation between Nixon and Kissinger. Very interesting read, as it provides insight into the minds of "mad-men".

We once had revolutions (ex. American, French, Italian or Russian), then we had protests (civil rights, women's rights, gay rights just to name a few), now we have "implosions" (we do nothing).

We can no longer revolt or protest because we no longer know where we are going.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede



 

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