- Jun 6, 2018
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The roots of today's polarization were planted then — as were the destructive neoliberal policies that followed
"Students on the fairly conservative Kent State campus began protesting peacefully on May 1, but later that night young people frequenting the town's bars began to disrupt traffic and eventually, amidst a police crackdown, smashed store windows. Tensions grew the next day, and that night the ROTC building on campus was burned. Police and National Guard troops drove students into their dorms --- Although ordered to disperse, and later tear gassed, most students, believing their campus had been invaded, remained. Few if any imagined the Guards' rifles were locked and loaded, as they were. Within 30 minutes of the noontime start, a line of Guardsmen suddenly turned to face the students, dropped to their knees, and opened fire."
In addition to students protesting the Cambodian invasion at Kent State -- just nine days later, 2 students were killed and 10 others were wounded when police opened fire at a women's dormitory on the campus of historically black college, Jackson State University...in both instances, there were Antifa/BLM like protesters, defying police orders, smashing windows and rioting -- and police along with militia stood up against these communist socialist insurrections and defended America....
Now in hindsight, some may believe that what happened to those students was wrong and they shouldn't have been gunned down -- however, at the time -- many cheered the massacre....local newspapers seemed to support it.... A prominent local attorney noted that if he was there and had a submachine gun, "there probably would have been 140 of them dead, and that's what they need." One non-protesting student returned home to hear her mother pronounce "It would have been better for America if every student on that hill had been killed." "Mother!" she replied, "I was there. Only a miracle of some kind saved me. What about that?" To which her mother responded, "You would have deserved it."
Again looking back in hindsight; it's easy to say you would have been opposed to gunning down those protesters -- but today, maybe that is what needs to happen...maybe we need 4 or 5 more Kent State style shootings....maybe not with just national guardsmen, but with militias like the 3%, Hutaree and the Oath Keepers....have them gun some of these protesters down.....If history is a guide, it is something that would greatly benefit Trump's re-election...there weren't really any political costs paid for the previous shootings -- hell, the shooting at Jackson State barely got any coverage at all -- so at least history has shown that if you focus the shootings on just black folks and claim self defense; you will be believed -- but I wouldn't try my luck with doing any shootings like this on a mass group of white protesters -- because that may not play well since white victims are easier for the media to identify with and dare I say, humanize.....