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May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 04, 2020 12:26PM
Fifty years ago today, National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed students at Kent State University.

Four students were killed, nine more were injured.


News Reports from that day
PBS Remembers the Kent State Shootings
Photos from that day
Four Dead in Ohio, by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young


We are quickly approaching the madness of those times proving once again that humans are incapable of learning from their past.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 04, 2020 12:40PM
Sing the memory. Keep it alive. And thank you for bringing it up. Kent State would be holding a memorial today, but like every other school in Ohio, they are closed.
A virtual Commemoration is taking place now.
[www.kent.edu]

[youtu.be]
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 04, 2020 01:59PM
A sad day indeed. It makes my blood boil with what happened there. mad smiley



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 04, 2020 04:41PM
The force wasn't yet known then, or it woulda been with 'em.
We had a pretty outspoken response at UCLA that spring, thanks, Angela.
Turbulent times for sure.
I hope history doesn't repeat itself.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/04/2020 04:43PM by Buzz.
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 04, 2020 04:52PM
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Ombligo
Fifty years ago today, National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed students at Kent State University.
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We are quickly approaching the madness of those times proving once again that humans are incapable of learning from their past.

And today the descendants of those stalwarts are still hugging their guns.


Columbus, Ohio
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 04, 2020 08:20PM
And 11 days later, students at Jackson State, MS, were shot and killed. They didn't get a song.



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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 04, 2020 09:35PM
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$tevie
And 11 days later, students at Jackson State, MS, were shot and killed. They didn't get a song.

...and it continues. Two months or so ago two Georgia yahoos chased down, shot and killed a black jogger. Two county DAs have recused themselves and the third is looking for an out. Two months and not an arrest never mind an indictment.
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Janit
Date: May 05, 2020 01:08PM
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Buzz
The force wasn't yet known then, or it woulda been with 'em.
We had a pretty outspoken response at UCLA that spring, thanks, Angela.
Turbulent times for sure.
I hope history doesn't repeat itself.
==




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By the way, this poem starting "And the people stayed home" was NOT written in 1869, nor was it reprinted during the 1918 pandemic.

It was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Catherine (Kitty) O’Meara, a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin, who posted it on her blog on March 16, 2020:

[the-daily-round.com]
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 05, 2020 04:40PM
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Janit
By the way, this poem starting "And the people stayed home" was NOT written in 1869, nor was it reprinted during the 1918 pandemic.

It was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Catherine (Kitty) O’Meara, a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin, who posted it on her blog on March 16, 2020:

[the-daily-round.com]

O'Meara, O'Mara, 2020, 1869, the poem's sentiment is spot on, unlike the peeps that fired wildly at Kent State half a century ago. My point was that we should learn from Kent State (and the other riotous mishaps of the time), as well as from prior pandemics such as the Spanish Flu from a full century ago. If we don't learn, history is destined to repeat itself.
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 05, 2020 05:01PM
I think it's pretty well established that we on the whole do not learn from history.
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 05, 2020 05:02PM
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Janit
By the way, this poem starting "And the people stayed home" was NOT written in 1869, nor was it reprinted during the 1918 pandemic.

It was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Catherine (Kitty) O’Meara, a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin, who posted it on her blog on March 16, 2020:

[the-daily-round.com]

Thanks for the correction, Janit - glad to see credit go to the right person!



rj
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Re: May 4, 1970 - Kent State University
Posted by: Janit
Date: May 05, 2020 06:15PM
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Buzz
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Janit
By the way, this poem starting "And the people stayed home" was NOT written in 1869, nor was it reprinted during the 1918 pandemic.

It was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Catherine (Kitty) O’Meara, a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin, who posted it on her blog on March 16, 2020:

[the-daily-round.com]

O'Meara, O'Mara, 2020, 1869, the poem's sentiment is spot on, unlike the peeps that fired wildly at Kent State half a century ago. My point was that we should learn from Kent State (and the other riotous mishaps of the time), as well as from prior pandemics such as the Spanish Flu from a full century ago. If we don't learn, history is destined to repeat itself.
==

Yes of course, on the lessons of history, I agree.
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