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Topic: May 4th 1970
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (May 4, 2015 07:36AM)
Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio

I just figured that I'd beat Landmark in commemorating the day.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (May 4, 2015 07:46AM)
May the Fourth be with you...
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (May 4, 2015 09:08AM)
I know that today is Star Wars day, but that has nothing to do with my post.

I didn't want to make it easy for anyone here that doesn't know the significance of that date since a quick google of May 4th 1970 will tell you all you need to know, but here it is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (May 4, 2015 09:58AM)
I knew exactly what you were referring to. A friend of ours had a child (a non-protestor) who was hit, but not killed that day. Many people called this a "peaceful" protest but, according to the friends' daughter, it was not peaceful, and she feared for her safety before the situation escalated. Of course, there was plenty of blame to go around, but it shouldn't have ended like it did.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 4, 2015 11:39AM)
Many people rightly called it murder.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 4, 2015 11:39AM)
Many people rightly called it murder.

Twice.
Message: Posted by: Randwill (May 4, 2015 12:18PM)
A good watch and listen for today from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCS-g3HwXdc
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (May 4, 2015 12:39PM)
It was a sad day in America. But, fortunately, it marked the beginning of the end of the public's tolerance for the war in Vietnam.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (May 4, 2015 02:05PM)
Just a question to try and get this thread deleted ;) - do you think that, had we sent sufficient military personnel to actually WIN the war, the protests would have been as widespread? In other words, was it the war, or the fact that we never would completely commit to winning it?
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 4, 2015 02:16PM)
Well murdering far more civilians like in the Vietnamese villages of the My Lai Massacre and the Kent State Massacre might have helped suppress the uprisings and got a bit more peace and quiet I guess.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (May 4, 2015 05:01PM)
On May 4, 1970, I was only 11 years old, so I didn't appreciate at the time how important the Kent State shootings (Kent State Massacre) was.

I do now.

Thanks for reminding us of the anniversary.

May the souls of those slain rest in peace.