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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #11)

Tue May 24, 2016, 12:37 AM

13. There were only two years of draft eligibility for me

The first year my number was in the high 200's, in the second year before the draft ended it was in the upper double digits, 80-something I think. The attitudes in the rural community of my youth are remembered anytime that I watch the 1934 version of Cleopatra; the scene in which Marc Anthony is delighted that Rome declares war. The locals were thrilled by Kent State, thought Lt Calley (Mai Lai massacre) was a hero, and hoped for another chance to use a nuke. It didn't take me long to leave that behind. As far a the racists go, back then they were openly aggressive., these days they don't even know that they are. Try asking someone the name of the young black guy (Clean) who was killed on the boat in Apocolypse Now. Most can't tell you even if the movie isn't even over. You would think people could relate to a good kid with a loving family, but I guess it's just not in their nature?

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