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    going to come from.  Around 1970 a friend who worked part- time with me in an antiwar organization was out for lunch from his grunt job on Wall Street and innocently wandered into a posse of construction workers who were in the middle of a spontaneous anti-anti-war riot.  He was dressed in a suit for his job but had a little button on his lapel that said, "F**k Nixon." One of the rampaging hard-hats came  up to my friend, who was standing innocently on the curb, squinted at the button, and immediately clocked him with some tool and knocked him out (or at least gave him enough of a concussion that he had no memory of anything after getting clocked until his consciousness unclouded after the rioters had completely disappeared from his line of sight.)

    After that, although I continued to sell anti-war buttons on the streets around NYU and in our storefront  to support the organization, I never wore one again.  I figured I was doing enough stuff that could end up with my ass in a sling without tempting fate unnecessarily.  

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Sat May 11, 2013 at 11:20:07 AM PDT

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