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Thread #134829   Message #3076620
Posted By: EBarnacle
17-Jan-11 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
I have been listening to the various remembrances of the 60's and the career of Martin Luther King today. What is on the radio brings back memories of the period leading up through the resignation of Nixon. Those were scary times.

The issues have evolved somewhat since then but one thing that is coming back to me is that those were also scary and confusing times. A lot of people were being assaulted and shot by those who were determined to "protect their rights" against alla them others...the Blacks, Yankees, intellectuals, carpetbaggers who wanted to impose their values on "us," and so forth. It is unfortunate how little we have moved in almost 43 years.