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Name: Tom
Gender: Male
Hometown: Newtown Ohio
Home country: USA
Current location: Home
Member since: Wed May 18, 2016, 07:48 PM
Number of posts: 17

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This is my first post here on The Democratic Underground. I have been lurking in the background since Bart Cop passed away a couple of years back. I never did consider myself eloquent or articulate enough to post , but after watching this video The buttons it pushed were so overwhelming that I just had to say something. I was a college student at Miami University of Ohio (Oxford) at the time , My dad was a working stiff who got lucky and worked a union job; UAW, and was able to send 2 kids to college ( A situation that would never happen today) This event was Nationally televised , and the situation it caused in our relationship was life changing for me. We got in an argument and the rift it caused in our relationship would last for over 25 years. We became polar opposites in our belief systems. That is why I couldn't keep quiet anymore . This just hit me in my gut and the memories came flooding back.
The times are really changing , I can feel it in the air. The young people are right the time for change is now. The country cannot devolve into Hate.
My relationship with my dad did evolve and change for the better, He lived to a ripe old age of 87 and became quite progressive in his views in the later years. I guess You had to have been there.
Thanks for letting this old Guy Rant. I needed that.
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