noelpne wrote:You know - over in England at the time ( I was 15 at the time of the Kent
State thing ) - the press never made much of a Deal of it - it was only
later when I heard the classic Album '"Surf's Up" by the Beach Boys
- with THAT song on it, that it really 'hit home' - - one's own Police Force
firing upon one's own children? Very Sad. It summed-up those times of 'rebellion' and how sour the "American Dream" had become to the Youth of America at the time.
There wasn't really anything like that over here - we never conscripted Half a Million of our Youth to fight a War that not very many of those boys
beleived in . And we never had a 'Peoples Park' either. And there was no huge 'Race' issue either. The last time there was huge anti-government dissent was the infamous "Poll Tax Riots". Prior to that, there was also great division in the country over the Coal Miners Strike. But no big student marches/moritoriums like in America.
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