Holy crap, that was 43 years ago
Holy crap, the Ohio National Guard murdered 4 random kids at Kent State University 43 years ago, this week.
Here’s the scary part…we, as a nation are even crazier now than we were then.
In 1970, we were up to our asses in dead Americans and dead Vietnamese, and the “establishment” (old white guys) became deranged because the children threw a hissy fit and would not keep their mouths shut while the government tried to see how many poor people they could grind up in a useless war.
First of all, could I please get one die-hard idiot to tell me how the kids at Kent State deserved to be fired upon? Many of you can remember people jumping up their own assholes back in 1970 trying to construct an alternate reality in which the kids at KSU needed killing?
My Dad’s twin brother was Principal at Miller’s Port High School here in Ohio in 1970. He claims that he paddled all students who wore black arm bands to school on May 5, 1970. I don’t know if he did, but that’s what he said he did.
The national retardation that came about following 9/11 and after the majority of Americans elected a black President…TWICE… continues to boil out of control.
One of the latest conspiracy theories is that President Obama is buying up all the ammunition so the regular folks can’t get enough ammo to embark on the armed insurrection that 44 percent of Republicans feel is becoming necessary.
When I was on vacation, I overheard a conversation at a country store, gas station, and restaurant combination just off the West Virginia turnpike. It went something like this:
“You been able to get any ammo? I can’t find any. It’s all bought up.”
“Hell, I can’t get more than a couple of hundred rounds for my pistol, and they ain’t no shotgun shells to be had anywheres.”
“I heard the guvmint was buying it all up. That damned Obama don’t want us to be able to get any ammo, and what you can find will cost you your left nut.”
I suggested that what was more likely was that the ammunition manufacturers where hoarding their supply so they could take advantage of the current national paranoia resulting from having a black President and they planned to flood the market with ammo at much higher prices later in the spring and summer.
They stared at me, and a fellow in a Duck Dynasty hat said, “You ain’t from around here, are you, boy.”
I left quickly.
Republicans on Capitol Hill won’t do anything to help victims of gun violence, but they are considering a bill that would “ban federal agencies, excluding the Pentagon, from buying more ammunition during a six-month period if it currently possesses more than its monthly averages during the Bush administration.” (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
We can’t get universal background checks for gun purchases, but we can consider bullet control for the good guys with guns that are the only thing that can stop the bad guys with guns.
Senator James Inhofe and Representative Frank Lucas are both Republicans from Oklahoma…a state which is attempting to win the craziest state award.
Speaking of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern, in a statement during debate on eliminating Affirmative Action in Oklahoma state government, said that she had seen “a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern went on to say, ““We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school?” (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
Krazy Kern is concerned that Affirmative Action allows discrimination towards white people…because so much of that has happened in America. Ms. Kern also believes that gay love is more dangerous than terrorism. http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com).
I believe that the rush to craziness in America is a reaction to the fear the “establishment” (old white guys) feels when faced with losing the White House to a black man.
It is crazy in America again. In 1970 we shot kids. I’m not sure this current craziness won’t lead to more shooting. One thing that might cool us down after the 2014 mid-term elections is that President Obama will lose his cache as the ultimate boogeyman.
The Republicans aren’t going to let him accomplish jack squat. They are counting on current paranoia and their roadblocks to give them a majority in the Senate in 2014.
Of course, if the new President sworn into office in January 2017 is a Democrat with a uterus, I predict that the current craziness will be a fond memory for liberal and progressive Americans.
Remember Kent State.