2004/09/17

Things could be worse. They have been in the past.

TigerHawk points out that despite all of the indignation on both sides of the blogosphere about the way a couple of Kerry supporters have been treated at pro-Bush gatherings and the way some Bush supporters have been treated at pro-Kerry functions, things have been a lot worse in the past, within his and my memory. There were some students, and some non-student agitators, at Kent State and a lot of other campuses, that fully deserved lengthy jail terms for their "protest" activities in the spring of 1970. No one deserved what happened at Kent State.

It's been worse people. Pray with me it never gets that bad again.

1 Comments:

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Lunaris Victoria said...

Hi, it's me again. Yes, back from the absence I've been less-than enjoying. Atleast for a moment I'm back.

I just had to comment that while it was bad, and no one deserved what happened at Kent, fromw hat I read about it the protesters brought it on themselves.

I know that sounds bad, but it's a cat-and-mouse situation. The protest group was vastly larger than the guard's group at the time it happened (3,000 to 70 or so, if I remember). The guard tried to disperse the group, and failed. The protesters started advancing on them, and the guard, much like a mouse, attacked when it saw itself being backed into the corner.

I'm not defending the killing, not at all...but honestly, in the same situation, if I felt at all threatened, then I would have done the same.

It's not right to kill. But when you're backed into that corner, you have to do what you have to do.

The killings weren't right, but the protesters unwittingly brought it onto themselves.

I hope I'm making sense, I'm getting ready for bed as I type. Anyways, it is a good post. Things definitely could be worse. But people really need to start looking at both sides of the issue. It wasn't just a case of "Oh, they killed them, it was wrong."

Hoping I made sense, I am now out.

Ta-ta, Bill. It's been a pleasure reading after such a long absence from the net.

Lunaris

 

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