Friday, May 04, 2007

Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings

On this date in 1970, a group of out-of-control National Guardsmen, brought in to quell an incipient student riot at Ohio's Kent State University, shot and killed four individuals and wounded nine others.

This was one of many low points in the Nixon Administration and the event was immortalized in the great CSNY song "Ohio".

Okay, so now fast-forward to the most recent college campus shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech.

You assholes on the right who say that it wouldn't have happened if the students had been armed: Would you say the same thing about the Kent State massacre? If the students had been armed, there wouldn't have been the slaughter of innocents that took place? That there would have been a peaceful standoff with no bloodshed and no loss of life?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Fucking hypcrites.

2 Comments:

Shimmy said...

Excellent post. Thanks! Nicely stated: "You assholes on the right who say that it wouldn't have happened if the students had been armed: Would you say the same thing about the Kent State massacre? If the students had been armed, there wouldn't have been the slaughter of innocents that took place? That there would have been a peaceful standoff with no bloodshed and no loss of life?"

drainbamage said...

I can't believe this is still news while more people DIE in Iraq everyday.

The US Education system didn't work and we should not be spending hundreds of billions of dollars in other countries until we have our own working.