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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:39 AM

July 4, 1970 -- boomers' anti-war protest day against jingoamerica

and called it the "honor america day smoke-in." From Cambodia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, this 50-year class war shows we've not gained much ground against our perpetually warring, dishonorable country. Now this Vanity Project Prez wants to show off our military, our biggest polluter, emitter of 70% of all our carbon footprint.




"... people criticized the event for booking too many “fossils and dinosaurs” as entertainment ... the organizers attempted to entice more relevant acts like comedian Dick Gregory and the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. Both declined the offer.

'If the celebration was strictly entertainment, completely free of social and political implications, I would be the first to join you,” Gregory wrote in a letter to Hope. “But a celebration in our nation’s capital on the Fourth of July cannot possibly be a politically neutral event. Even my participation would tend to give a political image to such an event, as I have appeared in Washington, D.C. many times before, on the same site you will be using, promoting the cause of peace, civil rights and human dignity.'

Despite the fact that the police released tear gas on the protesters that then blew into the main crowd—creating “a mad stampede of weeping hippies and Middle Americans,” one reporter wrote—the event organizers declared it a success. But many other observers thought it only served to highlight the country’s political divisions."

https://www.history.com/news/richard-nixon-honor-america-day-july-4-1970



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