Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Join SWING LEFT… Organizing a Grass Roots Uprising to Throw The Republicans OUT. “Get Off My Lawn, Get Out Of My Government, You Crazy *%&*$#%#%***!”

July 6, 2018

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It starts with The House…

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Speechless EPA boss Scott Pruitt is accosted in a DC restaurant by a mom cradling her young son, who accuses him of ruining the environment…

July 3, 2018

Enable Polluters Agency (AKA: Environmental Protection Agency) Administrator Scott Pruitt became the latest member of the Trump administration to face an angry showdown with a member of the public over the president’s divisive policies.

Pruitt was dining with a friend at Teaism restaurant in Washington DC on Monday, when he was confronted by local teacher who urged him to resign over the reported irreparable damage he is causing to the environment.

Walking over with her two-year-old son in her arms, Kristin Mink told Pruitt: ‘This is my son, he loves animals, he loves clean air, he loves clean water.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5911855/Scott-Pruitt-latest-Trump-official-harassed-restaurant.html

It’s a GLOBAL DUMP TRUMP Movement… Vote against allRepublicrimes in 2018… Then IMPEACH TRUMP

July 2, 2018
Anti-Trump Movement in Mexico and Europe, Canada

Nationwide Anti-Trump Protest: Hundreds of Thousands March in the Streets to end “Zero-Tolerance Immigrants Policy”. KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER… ABOLISH ICE…

June 30, 2018
End Trump’s Child Abuse Policy

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/immigration-border-separations-protests/index.html

Protesters march against Trump’s immigration policy

How can we NOT SEE that Trump is taking America into a Totalitarian Future… Secret Prisons, assassination of JOURNALISTS, Rallies with screaming people… Blaming Minority Groups for all our problems…

It’s like Germany in the 1930s… and Drumpf (AKA Trump) wants to Lead a Thousand Year Reich.

Another name that was popular during this period was the term Tausendjähriges Reich (“ThousandYear Reich“), the millennial connotations of which suggested that Nazi Germany would last for a thousand years.

MASSIVE Anti-Trump Protest March in Washington DC. 575 People Arrested. EVEN MORE This Saturday, June 30th. NATIONWIDE REVOLT. Over 700 Marches scheduled..

June 30, 2018

More than 500 arrested as women rally in D.C. to protest Trump’s immigration policy


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-arrested-women-trump-immigration-policy-20180628-story.html

Largest Protest March since Vietnam War

They came from all over, took planes and buses from 47 states, slept at friends’ homes or in churches and prepared to be arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Most of the participants were white women, stumbling over the syllables of Spanish-language chants. Many had never faced arrest before. But here they were.

Capitol Police said 575 protesters were arrested and escorted out of the Hart Senate Office Building in a mass demonstration that called for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and an end to migrant family detentions and the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

They were charged with unlawfully demonstrating, a misdemeanor.

420: Now it is the Anniversary of the Columbine Gun Massacre… The March for our Lives People have called for a Walkout on that date. 4/20.

April 9, 2018

Guess What? They are NOT going Away… This group of high school students are going to simply TAKE OVER when the Baby Boom Generation retires… They plan to OUTLIVE us… WONDERFUL! The planet needs some smart stewards…

Great Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_for_Columbine

How horrible it must be to be conservative. by Tom Nash

April 6, 2018

Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is scary enough, but the alternative reality inhabited by people who watch Glenn Beck, listen to Rush Limbaugh, or think Michele Bachmann isn’t a joke must be nothing less than horrifying.

In the real world, the rate of violent crime in the US is at the lowest point since 1968. It’s also true that 84 percent of white murder victims are killed by other whites. But if you watch Fox, on any given day you will see extensive coverage of any incident in which a black person harms a white person. These fit in with the narrative – advanced by people like Glenn Beck and Michael Savage that we stand on the brink of a race war, led by the New Black Panthers. Marauding “flash-mobs” of black teens are a near-obsession at many conservative outlets these days.

So be nice to conservatives. They are poorly informed, very frightened and well armed.

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I was proud of the troops today. by Tom Nash

As a patriotic American who loves his country with all my heart, I was crazy proud of the troops today. Amy Goodman played the statements made by the courageous soldiers who told the truth about what really happened in Iraq and Afghanistan at the NATO Summit. After eloquently speaking their hearts, they solemnly returned all the medals bestowed upon them for fighting in wars that they now know to be immoral.

Then I was so ashamed of the actions of the Chicago Police Department who savagely brutalized other patriotic citizens for having the temerity to stand up and speak out against the unholy abomination of these wars.

It is so sad to see how far we have strayed from the principles that this country was founded on.

https://www.facebook.com/tomnash56

BUSH, CHENEY GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

Last week an international tribunal ended an extensive investigation and trial into the torture allegations brought against the Bush administration. It concluded that the Bush torture team (including Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush) is guilty of war crimes..

Despite considerable international media coverage of this trial, especially in Asia and the Middle East, the American media have been silent on this verdict.

https://www.facebook.com/tomnash56

Why the Occupy movement frightens the corporate elite:

What fosters revolution is not misery, but the gap between what people expect from their lives and what is offered. This is especially acute among the educated and the talented. When they feel, with much justification, that they have been denied what they deserve, they will set out to rectify this injustice. The longer the injustice festers, the more radical they will become.

https://www.facebook.com/tomnash56

An open letter to all patriotic Republicans,

On behalf of the Democratic Party, I am putting out the welcome mat any patriotic Republicans who are fed up with the regressive, belligerent, obstructionist, anti American and anti Christian policies of the current Republican Party. There is plenty of room over here for any true lovers of America.

You could be one of those Blue Dog Democrats. They are basically reasonable, conservative, decent Christian folks who believe that we can all work together to solve America’s problems. They would probably be Republicans if they could tolerate the smell over there. Most of them are way more conservative than Dwight Eisenhower was.

Christian patriots are welcome to join us. All of the Democratic Presidents down through history have been good Christians. Despite what you hear on Fox News about Obama being an Islamic terrorist, he is actually a devout Christian who practices good family values. Jimmy Carter was even a born again Southern Baptist. And you Catholics who think that you have to ride the elephant, don’t forget that the only Catholic president we’ve ever had was a Democrat.

What would Jesus do? He believed in healing the sick, feeding the poor, and over turning the tables of the money changers. He would be for Obama Care, MediCare, MediCal, FoodStamps, and Occupy Wall Street. He would surely be a democrat because we support things that he believed in.

So anyhow, come on over here and join the Democrats and we can all work together to undo all the damage to the country that has taken place since Ronald Reagan started screwing everything up. We are a pleasant Party who is friendly and inclusive of all Americans who love this country. We listen well and don’t try and tell you what to think. We celebrate diversity and you will probably fit right in. We can rebuild the middle class back to those good ole days before trickle down economics. Even rich patriotic citizens would be wise to join us. When the middle class is healthy again, they will buy lots of crap and you can get even richer.

Your new Democrat friend,

Tom Nash

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Patriotism is about supporting an America that provides opportunity for ALL Americans.

Those who earn tens of millions of dollars a year but pay less than 14 percent of their incomes in taxes, and argue the rich should pay even less, are not patriots.

Those who defend indefensible tax loopholes, such as the “carried interest” loophole that allows private-equity managers to treat their incomes as capital gains even if they risk no income of their own, are not patriots.

Those who avoid taxes by putting huge amounts of their earnings into IRAs via foreign tax shelters are not patriots.

Those who want to cut programs that benefit the poor — Food stamps, child nutrition, Pell grants, Medicaid — so that they can get a tax cut for themselves and their affluent friends— are not patriots.

Even when they wrap themselves in the flag, politicians who support these policies because they are in the pocket of wealthy donors who benefit from them are not patriots either.

Two Occupies by Tom Nash – Opinion Piece about Occupy Eureka Movement

April 6, 2018

Most of us are aware of the continuing occupy protest near our county courthouse.  What you may not know is that there are actually 2 separate occupations underway.  The one known at Occupy Eureka is composed of a core group of about 3-5 committed regulars.  They are occasionally joined a few semi-regulars and on special occasions by larger numbers local progressive activists. The members of the core group are polite, considerate and thoughtful patriotic citizens who deserve our collective admiration for their unwavering dedication to the betterment of America. You might disagree with their politics, but you should at least appreciate the sacrifice required to sit daily in quiet protest, rain or shine, because they believe that things have gone terribly wrong with our country.

The other occupy has no name. It is much larger than Occupy Eureka. They occupy the streets, parks, greenbelts and courthouse steps of our city 24 hours/day because they have no home to go home to. They are lost souls who have become untethered from American society. They are seldom appreciated nor often admired. They are less committed to lofty social causes and more dedicated to basic survival. They have always been a lightning rod for indignant social disapproval and castigation. Whether you choose to blame them or find fault in social inequity is a subject worthy of discussion, but not relevant to this letter. Suffice to say that most of our citizenry would prefer not to walk past, look at, or otherwise interact with these people.

My point is that the occupation of our public spaces by the homeless has very little to do with Occupy Eureka. That some of these people have chosen to exist, and sometimes misbehave, in the vicinity of the courthouse should not reflect on or influence ones view about Occupy Eureka. O.E. is a healthy counterbalance to the undue influence that moneyed interests have on our political discourse. The other occupation is a social issue that is not going away, even if they are driven from the courthouse steps.

We can no longer afford to have a government that behaves like mindless vegetables.

April 6, 2018

Let’s cut defense spending and end CRAZYLAWS[tm].  The cost to society of the absurd Marijuana Prohibition plus War Profiteering will bankrupt our country and send the entire world into economic collapse. DUH.

Guns don’t kill people, BULLETS kill people and RUBBER BULLETS DON’T KILL ANYONE. Why don’t we simply take away the metal bullets from Police Nationwide.

April 2, 2018

Sacramento Police Murdered an Unarmed Black Man with METAL BULLETS.

It would SAVE LIVES and save Taxpayer expense of criminal trials of police officers. Recently, Police have murdered many Black Men and often courts award huge cash payments to the victims family. It would be better for EVERYONE if Police would simply STOP MURDERING PEOPLE.

Police in Sacramento, California talking about the MURDER of Stephon Clark

RIP: Stephon Clark – shot in the back by Sacramento Police.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-stephon-clark-protest-20180331-story.html

Town Hall Meetings on 4/7 in EVERY Congressional District about GUN Violence. #NeverAgain

March 27, 2018

The NEXT STEP in the March for our Lives is to organize a Town Hall Meeting on April 7th with your elected Representative …OR… if they refuse… Organize a meeting with Whoever is Running Against Them. If we all work together we can Throw OUT all the NRA Puppets.

#OutlawAssaultRifles and raise the minimum age for buying guns from 18 to 21.   

https://townhallproject.com/

Hey Hey NRA, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?

Congress goes On Vacation to Avoid “March for our Lives” Protesters… How Inconvenient…

March 22, 2018

Vacation starts Friday, Protest March is Saturday… That way NO Actual Representatives will be in Washington DC to listen… The only way to be heard is to elect NEW representatives in November 2018. Simply Throw out the NRA Puppets.

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March for Our Lives in Washington DC 3/24 Protest Gun Violence and LACK of Action by Trump and Congress.

March 17, 2018
Feel free to copy and paste these Graphic Images…
Invite Your Friends… Invite Your Enemies…
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https://www.facebook.com/GunCtrlMarch/
https://event.marchforourlives.com
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March on Washington 3/24 to Protest Gun Murders. ONE MILLION students walked out on 3/14… soon they will be voters…

March 17, 2018

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Hey, Hey, NRA, How many kids did you kill today?

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A Make America Great Again Hat is a Hint that the Wearer is Insane and Should have his Guns Taken Away… Nikolas Cruz posted a Really Creepy photo before he Murdered 17 High School Students in Florida… http://gvan42.blogspot.com

March on Washington 3/24 to Protest Gun Murders. ONE MILLION students walked out on 3/14… soon they will be voters…

March 15, 2018

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Hey, Hey, NRA, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?

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Protect Kids Not Guns. We outlawed Machine Guns in 1934 why not outlaw Assault Rifles in 2018?

 

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-on-washington-324-to-protest-gun.html

Massive Student Walkout on Wednesday 3/14 Protesting Gun Murder in the USA.

March 13, 2018

The first large-scale, coordinated national demonstration is planned for March 14, when organizers of the Women’s March have called for a 17-minute walkout, one minute for each of the 17 students and staff members killed in Florida.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/schools-brace-for-massive-student-walkouts-over-gun-violence

Trump FAILS to ask for an age limit change from 18 to 21 years old to buy guns. NRA pulls his strings and the puppet dances…
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/377916-trump-not-enough-political-support-to-raise-age-for-buying-a-gun

NextGen America: Encouraging Millennials to Run for Political Office, Register and Vote.

March 9, 2018

Fighting for a fair future. https://nextgenamerica.org/

A broader plan of resistance:

Since 2013, we’ve worked to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Now, the values that drive our work on climate are under increased and unprecedented attack. We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and core American values — as NextGen America.

 

Hey Jeff Sessions: California Says “Bite My Shiny Metal Ass!”… We are going to write our own immigration laws and you can’t do anything about it.

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday slammed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for “initiating a reign of terror” against immigrants in California.

Sessions on Tuesday filed suit against the state over three new laws, passed last year to protect immigrants living in California illegally, that he argues violate the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution and interfere with federal immigration enforcement.

“This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Brown said. “It’s not wise, it’s not right and it will not stand.”

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article203920624.html

 

Lie with Statistics – Learn How to Create Misleading Bar Charts – use a Photograph instead of a bar… constrain porportions/aspect ratio to exaggerate change.

March 5, 2018

Bar charts that use a resized photograph instead of a bar Automatically give the viewer an exaggerated idea… RESIZE the photo using constrained proportions. This gives the illusion that a increase of Two times is displayed as a Four times increase in area. This technique was used a lot by the newspaper USA TODAY.

Normal, Accurate Bar Chart.

Distorted Chart Using a Re-Sized Photo instead of bars in the bar chart. Double the Height = Four Times the Area. Visually Exaggerating Change. It’s an Illusion. A Magic trick. The viewer automatically assumes that the change in data over time is much more significant that actual reality.

Compare the two charts. What do you see? Report results in the comments section below. It appears to me that the bottom chart shows a situation that is More Significant than the top chart…

I learned this from Dr Kim of Humboldt State University. Thanks! Dr. Kim.

A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 Americans died for nothing…

December 6, 2017

 

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained “the Domino Principle”
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message…

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish’s “Fixing to Die Rag”, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant, The Door’s “Unknown Soldier and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger…

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years…

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn’t reap the profits…

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book “Armies of the Night”.

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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At Kent State University in Ohio 4 Students were murdered by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration. This caused widespread outrage among the people of the USA. After all, when a species starts killing it’s children extinction is not far away. Why these 4 deaths caused more of a backlash than the thousands of soldiers dying in Vietnam is a mystery. Maybe it’s because of the Freedom of Speech guarantee of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The Night before the murder students burned down the ROTC building. (Reserve Officers Training Corps) That arson was used as the excuse for the National Guard to arm it’s men with real bullets. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young wrote a great song documenting the murder called “Ohio.”

At UC Santa Barbara students burned down the Bank of America building. That building was selected because the BofA was making a profit off the war.

The revolutionary organization “The Weathermen” blew up over 100 buildings in an attempt to “Bring the War Home”. The Idea was that if the horrors of war were happening in the USA, the public would quickly grow tired of the war and ask our leaders to end it. Eventually, that is exactly what happened. “The Weathermen” selected organizations that were enabling the war for bombing targets. No people were ever hurt by the bombings only buildings. Including the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Muhammed Ali refused to go to war and was arrested and convicted of draft dodging. At the time he was the most famous man in the world. He was a boxer. He said: “No Vietnamese ever called me nigger”. Martin Luther King also opposed the war. So did Dr Benjamin Spock the author of the book “Baby and Child Care” which was the most popular book about how to raise children among the parents of the Baby Boom generation. Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam to visit the Army there and took many famous photographs that were printed in the newspapers worldwide. She was protesting Against the war and using her Fame as a Hollywood Movie Star to get attention to her views. Those photographs enraged people in favor of the war.

The draft had a tendency to select people who were poor. Anyone who was attending college got a student deferment. That meant that people who were too poor to afford going to college were drafted while students were excused from the war. Practically speaking, soldiers had a tendency to be Black, Hispanic or Native American. Rich people could also get a doctor to write a letter stating that their patient had medical reasons that made serving in the military impossible. For Example: Donald Trump was excused from service due to “Bone Spurs”… a medical condition that made it impossible for him to march… It’s very likely that this medical condition was totally phony and was just an excuse… A friend of mine got a deferment for having surf bumps on his feet. He couldn’t wear Army Boots…

William F Buckley was TOTALLY WRONG about the Vietnam War. He had a popular TV talk show where he would debate liberals. He was supposed to be a brilliant conservative thinker however, he was actually clueless about the war. At the time his show was on TV there were only 3 TV networks and his show was watched by millions of Americans. His opinions influenced the thinking of many “Right-Wing” Republicans. He was sort of like Rush Limbaugh or Fox TV News. A voice of the government. He believed that people should simply do what they are told. He was a skilled debater and could make seemingly believable arguments. Then these concepts were
repeated by millions of Americans… He put words in the mouth of parents that were worried that their children were running away to live in Hippie Communes and smoking Marijuana… Could it be that William F Buckley was a paid stooge of corporations that were making a profit on the war?

Walter Cronkite spoke up against the war. He was a TV News Anchorman and one of the most beloved people in America. He was regarded as a trustworthy father figure. When he came out against the war it was a sign that the people of the USA had had enough. He influenced public opinion greatly.

The “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” was fake. It was used as a reason for our involvement in Vietnam’s Civil War. It was an event that did not happen.

Barry Goldwater ran for President against Lyndon Johnson and lost. Barry believed that we could win the war by dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam. The American people thought nuking Vietnam was a bad idea. So Johnson Won.

The Chicago Riots at the Democratic Convention: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the YIPPIES! (Youth International Party) asked for a million protesters to assemble in a park in Chicago during the Convention. The Police attacked the protesters with billy clubs and the riot was televised. Chanting “The Whole World is Watching” protesters fought with police. Later there was a trial of “The Chicago 7” and they were all convicted of inciting a riot. Later on appeal they were all found
innocent and the Judge (Julius Hoffmann) of the first trial was convicted of obstruction of justice. One of the people of trial (Bobby Seal) was bound and gagged so he would not talk during the trial. A Great song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documents these events. It was also covered in Abbie Hoffman’s Book “Woodstock Nation”. Another great book of his was called “Steal This Book” a guide to how to live as a revolutionary in America by getting everything for free so a person did
not have to work at a job for money.

The Anti-War movement caused President Lyndon Johnson to decide to Not run for re-election. He was discouraged by constantly being blamed for the USA losing the war. Often protesters encircled the White House and chanted “Hey, Hey, LBJ. How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?” this constant noise disrupted his sleep and he decided to go home to Texas instead of running for a Second Term. When he go home he drank himself to death. It took years but he eventually died.

University of California at Berkeley was an early start of the anti-war protest movement. Mario Savio and Mark Rudd spoke at free speech rallies on campus and organized blockades of the nearby Oakland Army Recruiting facility. The rock band Country Joe and the Fish got their start playing at rallies. Joe McDonald’s parents were pro-communist sympathizers and named him after “Country” Joe Stalin. “The Fish” was a referral to the Mao Tse Tung quote: “A revolutionary swims
thru the people like a fish swims thru the sea.” They are most famous for the “Fixing to Die Rag” song shown in the movie “Woodstock.”

The invention of Television helped end the Vietnam War. For the first time people saw the horrors of war every day in their own homes. Reporters on location showed pictures of the war and the human suffering caused by bombing, napalm and agent orange. Pictures of burning civilians made even
the most Brainwashed of Conservatives Question Authority. TV revealed the lies of the government about how we were supposedly “winning” the war and that there was a “light at the end of the tunnel” and how it would all be over soon. Johnson and Nixon had a more and more difficult job of selling the War to Americans whose children were dying. Awakening Was Happening Nationwide.

I participated in “The Moratorium” anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song “Come Together” was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of “Oneness” with the crowd. It’s emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. “You can Trust the Communists” was the title and it’s contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, “Doctor Strangelove” ridiculed the Pro War people… Both movies are worth watching. “Team America: World Police” is a more recent mockery.
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. “All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance” …

A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 American Soldiers Died for Nothing…

December 2, 2017

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained “the Domino Principle”
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message…

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish’s “Fixing to Die Rag”, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant, The Door’s “Unknown Soldier.and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger…

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years…

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn’t reap the profits…

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book “Armies of the Night”.

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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I participated in “The Moratorium” anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song “Come Together” was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of “Oneness” with the crowd. It’s emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. “You can Trust the Communists” was the title and it’s contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, “Doctor Strangelove” ridiculed the Pro War people… Both movies are worth watching. “Team America: World Police” is a more recent mockery.
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. “All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance” …

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