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    In the '60's when college students, including myself, were protesting the Vietnam War in cities like Berkeley, where I was going to school, we were marching in the streets and suffering regular beatings by the police to protest LBJ's war in Vietnam.

    We adopted other names for ourselves, like "radicals", instead of remaining in the liberal tent. Not that we didn't support LBJ when he supported civil rights in the South, but our battle was the ever growing US war in Vietnam, and LBJ was our adversary in that context.

    So, when you speak of the historical hawkishness of liberals, please leave out the righteous Democrats who opposed the war in Vietnam by adopting other names for our cause. In fact, I believe that the majority of the American left in the '60's were Democrats, and that they rejected being labeled as "liberals" for exactly the same reason that I did.

    Carbon di-oxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos" of the worst order if there ever was one. (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

    by Zinman on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 10:31:29 PM PDT

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