Register ICMag Forum Menu Features Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
You are viewing our:
in:
Forums > Talk About It! > Well Wishes > On this day in 1970

Thread Title Search
Post Reply
On this day in 1970 Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2006, 08:21 PM #1
mean mr.mustard
I Pass Satellites

mean mr.mustard's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Overturning Pebbles and Upending All the Animals Alight
Posts: 10,697
mean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivor
On this day in 1970

Two thousand students assembled at Kent State to protest the invasion of Cambodia. They were met by 77 National Guard members with bayonets afixed to their rifles. With the President's and Governor's blessing, the Ohio National Guard "dispersed" the protest. Sixty seven shots were fired into an unarmed crowd of young American citizens. Four were killed, nine were wounded.

Today we face the same plight of war, and many don't approve of it. In times like these it serves to remember the fallen and the cause. This is a sad memory of many and I pray it doesn't happen again. Much love and endless respect for true heros and real ideals.


Allison Krause

Jeffery Glen Miller

Sandra Lee Scheuer

William Knox Schroeder
__________________
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
- Martin Luther King Jr.

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

Be good and you will be lonely.
- Mark Twain

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Last edited by mean mr.mustard; 05-04-2006 at 08:55 PM..
mean mr.mustard is offline Quote


3 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-04-2006, 08:26 PM #2
baccas125
Guest

Posts: n/a
To this day classesd are still canceled at Kent state on this day. It was always a morbid day every year.




Quote


Old 05-04-2006, 09:35 PM #3
mean mr.mustard
I Pass Satellites

mean mr.mustard's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Overturning Pebbles and Upending All the Animals Alight
Posts: 10,697
mean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivor
Of the four students killed at Kent State that day, Miller was standing closest to the Guardsmen. He was shot in the mouth by a single rifle bullet facing the Guardsmen while standing in an access road leading into the Prentice Hall parking lot at a distance of approximately 270 feet. He died almost instantly.

My Son Died 30 Years Ago At Kent State
by Elaine Holstein

Today is the 30th anniversary of the killing of four
students - including my son Jeff Miller - at Kent State University by the
Ohio National Guard.
At a few minutes past noon today, I am once again
observing this anniversary - an anniversary that marks not only the most
tragic event of my life but also one of the most disgraceful episodes in
American history.
Thirty years! That's 10 years longer than Jeff's life. He
had turned 20 just a month before he decided to attend the protest rally
that ended in his death and the deaths of Allison Krause, Sandy Scheuer and
Bill Schroeder, and the wounding of nine of their fellow students.
That Jeff chose to attend that demonstration came as no
surprise to me. Anyone who knew him in those days would have been shocked
if he had decided to sit that one out.
There were markers along the way that led him inexorably
to that campus protest. At the age of 8, Jeff wrote an article expressing
his concern for the plight of black Americans. I learned of this only when
I received a call from Ebony magazine, which assumed he was black and
assured me he was bound to be a "future leader of the black community."
Shortly before his 16th birthday, Jeff composed a poem he
called "Where Does It End?" In it, he expressed the horror he felt about
"the War Without a Purpose." So when Jeff called me on the morning of May
4th and told me he planned to attend a rally to protest the "incursion" of
U.S. military forces into Cambodia, I merely expressed my doubt as to the
effectiveness of still another demonstration.
"Don't worry, Mom," he said. "I may get arrested, but I
won't get my head busted." I laughed and assured him I wasn't worried.
The bullet that ended Jeff's life also destroyed the
person I had been - a naive, politically unaware woman. Until the spring of
1970, I would have stated with absolute assurance that Americans have the
right to dissent publicly from the policies pursued by their government.
The Constitution says so.
And even if the dissent got noisy and disruptive, was it
conceivable that an arm of the government would shoot at random into a
crowd of unarmed students? With live ammunition? No way!
The myth of a benign America was one casualty of the
shootings at Kent State. Another was my assumption that everyone shared my
belief that we were engaged in a no-win situation in Vietnam and had to get
out.
As the body count mounted and the footage of napalmed
babies became a nightly television staple, I was certain that no one would
want the war to go on. The hate mail that began arriving at my home after
Jeff died showed me how wrong I was.
To most people, Kent State is just one of those traumatic
events that occurred during a tumultuous time. To me, it's the one
experience I will never recover from. It's also the one gap in my
communication with my older son, Russ: Neither of us dares to talk about
what happened at Kent State for fear that we'll open floodgates of emotion
we can't deal with.
Whenever there is another death in the family, we not only
mourn the elderly parent or grandparent or aunt who has passed away; we
also experience again the loss of Jeff.
Elaine Holstein lives in New York. She can be reached at
pmproj@progressive.org
[P.S. Two days after this incident, two black students at Jackson State
University in Mississippi were also killed by the National Guard. These six
students were peacefully and constitutionally protesting an unjust war and
tragically became victims of it.]
__________________
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
- Martin Luther King Jr.

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

Be good and you will be lonely.
- Mark Twain

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
mean mr.mustard is offline Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-04-2006, 09:37 PM #4
D0nC0smic
Member

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 316
D0nC0smic will become famous soon enough
one of my friends went to kent state, they usually have a big folk music festival every year to celebrate " dead hippie day"
__________________
When the flame retardent books came out they had to burn the readers...
D0nC0smic is offline Quote


Old 05-05-2006, 02:19 AM #5
mean mr.mustard
I Pass Satellites

mean mr.mustard's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Overturning Pebbles and Upending All the Animals Alight
Posts: 10,697
mean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivormean mr.mustard is a survivor
They may want to extend " dead hippie day " to year round. Nearly sixty thousand young men died in that war. I'm sure that should qualify...
__________________
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
- Martin Luther King Jr.

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

Be good and you will be lonely.
- Mark Twain

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
mean mr.mustard is offline Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-05-2006, 02:24 AM #6
Guest
Guest

Posts: n/a
This is definitely one of the most disgraceful days for America.

Seed
Quote


Old 05-05-2006, 02:33 AM #7
bartender187
Bakin in da Sun

bartender187's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Zeldar
Posts: 2,950
bartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the roughbartender187 is a jewel in the rough
nam myoho renge kyo
bartender187 is offline Quote


Old 05-04-2007, 07:01 PM #8
baccas125
Guest

Posts: n/a
Please lets never forget!!!!!
Quote


Old 05-04-2007, 07:07 PM #9
Babbabud
Bodhisattva of the Earth


Babbabud's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: N. Cal
Posts: 10,625
Babbabud has disabled reputation
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
__________________
(Medical Patient In Compliance)

Nam myoho renge kyo !! Mugi wasshin
your bud
babba

Peace/ Be here now

Babba's Farm L.L.C.


The political views, or conspiracy theories, of icmag ownership, do not reflect my own views and are sole property of the participants
Babbabud is offline Quote


Old 05-04-2007, 08:27 PM #10
Guest
Guest

Posts: n/a
In Rememberance...

ws
Quote


Post Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:05 AM.




This site is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
You must be of legal age to view ICmag and participate here.
All postings are the responsibility of their authors.
Powered by: vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.