or, How One Becomes A Subversive
May 3, 2007
Rod Serling/The Twilight Zone
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Robert F. Kennedy
The Chicago 8 Conspiracy Trial & seeing the drawings of Bobby Seale gagged & tied to his chair (I was living in the Chicago suburbs at the time, it was a nightly story on the local news).
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Reagan/Bush years
Clinton’s impeachment for not keeping his pants zipped
Bush II (esp. the 2000 election)
Invasion of Iraq (before “mission accomplished” in Afghanistan – Bin Laden’s still on the loose).
—– Edit in: May 4, 2011. / Sunday, May 1st, President Obama announced Osama bin Laden had been killed by Navy SEALs earlier that day. Some jubilation ensued, the next day “the Right” was alternately praising President BUSH & complaining the operation wasn’t legal. Reminds me of the old MAD Magazine feature “You Can’t Win With A Bigot”. ——-
Actually, it’s only through to Vonnegut that I was molded; everything after has just reinforced my beliefs & mis-trust of authority/ government. But, change is good, no? Throw the bums out!