jonflanders at jflan.net
Wed Dec 3 15:49:46 MST 2008
On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 15:21 -0500, S. Artesian wrote:
> But... the war did not end 1969.
Yes it did in essence, despite all the subsequent death and destruction.
Nixon was elected at the end of 1968 with his "secret plan" to end the
war. The same Nixon driven nuts by even a few protesters outside the
White House. The last attempt to stop the protesters involved shooting
students at Kent and Jackson State, if anyone remembers.
The US ruling class, with Nixon at the helm, was just looking for a way
out of the mess. They had lost the battle for the hearts and minds of
their people at home. Which then lost them their draftee army as a
Which is what those "peace crawls" were about helping along.
But I wouldn't expect some of the know-it-all "Marxists" pontificating
here to understand this. Nevermind the Weather Underground at the time.
Sorry to be a bit blunt here.
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