Saturday, January 12, 2008

1968

DistributorCap NY has a fantastic trip down memory lane for those who lived through 1968. For those who didn't, realize the passionate resistance to the Vietnam War, the sense that adults had allowed the nation to fall into a quagmire and we were the ones who were going to climb out of it and start anew.

What happened between then and now?

9 comments:

Distributorcap said...

8-)

ellroon said...

:D!

Sorghum Crow said...

Bring back the draft. That would shake things up.

ellroon said...

I refuse to wear tie-dye again though...

hipparchia said...

[quickly stuffs all the tie-dyed articles of clothing into the back of the closet]

what tie-dye? where? you won't find any of that stuff at chez hipparchia. oh no.

the old fogies have pushed the nation off the cliff and into the quagmire, but my pet theory is that we haven't killed enough of our soldiers yet for people to really care.

then again, we're not watching this one on tv every night while we eat supper either. you'd think with the writers' strike, this would be an ideal time for the networks to turn to baghdad-based reality tv.

is it ok if i plug my other blog here?

ellroon said...

Anytime, Hipparchia.

Not enough of us are paying for this war with our blood, sweat, and tears.

As Sorghum Crow says, bring back the draft and then everyone will pay attention....

ellroon said...

Oh my god, Hipparchia. Your other blog. It makes me weep.

hipparchia said...

my apologies. it's my "protest" blog. i should have warned you.

i've been bit-by-bit working my way down this list emailing links to that blog to memmbers of congress.

i meant to add in my earlier comment that y'all are invited to do the same [email links to that blog to anybody in congress, or anybody else, not necessarily start your own blog].

ellroon said...

No apologies needed, Hipparchia. It just brings the horrors the Bush administration has inflicted upon the world and us into sharp relief.

Good job.