Thursday, July 5, 2012

"Gasp, Don't Use the "P" Word Around Me!"

"P" as in PEACE.

During the 1972 presidential election, voters had choice between the war mongering, mass-murdering, lying thief 'Dick' Nixon and Democrat challenger Senator George McGovern.

McGovern had been to war during WWII (He flew 35 combat missions as a B-24 bomber pilot in Europe, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross) and knew first hand the barbarity involved and wanted nothing to do with the continuing slaughter against the Vietnamese people.

During WWII, the US Army's Air Force suffered the highest casualty rate in the European Theater of War.

Nixon served in the Navy during WII, but saw no combat.

Nixon was blood thirsty SOB, willing to keep killing people forever.

Guess who won?

One could draw a good comparison between the 1972 elections and the 2000 one, and both times the war monger won.

The at large war criminal, the lying, thieving mass-murdering GW Bush saw no combat during the Vietnam War. He was hiding in the NG and too busy drinking, snorting cocaine and partying to serve his country. Why take a chance on getting killed when you can stay home and live in comfort?
In January 1968, with the Vietnam war in full swing, Bush was due to graduate from Yale. Knowing he'd soon be eligible for the draft, he took an air force officers' test hoping to secure a billet with the Texas Air National Guard, which would allow him to do his military service at home. Bush didn't do particularly well on the test — on the pilot aptitude section, he scored in the 25th percentile, the lowest possible passing grade. But Bush's father, George H.W., was then a U.S. congressman from Houston, and strings were pulled. The younger Bush vaulted to the head of a long waiting list — a year and a half long, by some estimates — and in May of '68 he was inducted into the guard.

In August [of 1972] Bush missed his annual flight physical and was grounded. (Some have speculated that he was worried about failing a drug test — the Pentagon had instituted random screening in April.)

In September he was ordered to report to a different unit of the Alabama guard, the 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in Montgomery. Bush says he did so, but his nominal superiors say they never saw the guy, there's no documentation he ever showed up, and not one of the six or seven hundred soldiers then in the unit has stepped forward to corroborate Bush's story.
Source

When presidential candidate George McGovern took on incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972, no one really expected him to win – and he didn’t. But in his bold, grassroots, seat-of-the-pants campaign, which energized young and progressive Americans to a degree never before seen, we find the genesis of today's powerful and sophisticated progressive movement.

Using a wealth of amazing archival materials, interviews with provocative figures including historian Howard Zinn, and extensive interviews with McGovern himself, this “tremendously thought-provoking tribute to the one man who could have dramatically and permanently altered America’s political landscape for the better [is] essential viewing.”


4 comments:

kenny said...

1972 was the first year I was old enough to vote in a presidential election. We still had some hope for the electoral process then, didn't we?

I don't really recall whether we thought McGovern could win but at least we got a little vindication when Nixon resigned and was exposed for some of his crimes. It wasn't enough. The machine just rolled on.

Peter said...

Elements within the media were decidedly anti Viet Nam war during this period .
My take is the Irish Catholic mafia (McGovern,Kennedy's, Warren Beatty,etc..,) along with the Jewish mafia(pentagon papers) had great influence throughout the main stream media which caused much havoc to the Anglo-American Eastern establishment's Military Industrial complex.
The media literally stopped the Viet Nam war.
The Anglo_American eastern establishment has been frantically correcting this situation for the past 40 years.
Seemingly, many old Liberals are now neo Cons and or neo Liberals. a strange flip flop. My guess is they have been bought off given a piece of the pie to shut the fuck up.
Correct me if I am wrong.

musique said...

Hi Greg,

PLEASE ...please rub your eyes and don't try to adjust your screen either!

Former President George W. Bush showed his compassionate side by spending Fourth of July at an orphanage in Zambia.
The 66-year-old and his wife Laura visited the Kasisi Children's Home in Lusaka, one of the largest orphanages in the country.
Pictures released during Mr Bush’s one-week stay in Africa show him tenderly hugging a young boy and holding a baby while his wife looks on.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169770/Former-President-George-Bush-forgoes-July-Fourth-celebrations-spends-holidays-Zambian-orphanage.html

OH NOOO ....dubya is reading My Pet Goat to the kids again (3rd pic)...you know what that means!!

The former Governor of Texas’ visit was part of a mission to raise awareness of a cervical cancer detection and treatment program he has set up in Zambia, which has the second highest number of cervical cancer cases in the world

Damn, did he forget visiting those at NYC?

A new study says firefighters who toiled in the wreckage of the World Trade Center in 2001 were 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than those who were not there, the strongest evidence to date of a possible link between work at ground zero and cancer. The study, published Thursday in the British medical journal The Lancet, included almost 10,000 New York City firefighters, most of whom were exposed to the caustic dust and smoke created by the fall of the twin towers. The findings indicate an “increased likelihood for the development of any type of cancer,” said Dr. David J. Prezant, the chief medical officer for the New York Fire Department, who led the study.



http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/health/research/02cancer.html

Greg Bacon said...

The former Governor of Texas’ visit was part of a mission to raise awareness of a cervical cancer detection and treatment program he has set up in Zambia

Wonder who or what he was providing cover for? So 'al CIA
Duh' is going to start popping up in Zambia?

Yes Kenny, I remember the '72 election. The 82nd Airborne unit I was assigned to was down in Homestead, Florida for both the
Dem and Repub conventions, both held in Miami Beach that year. Nixon was paranoid about riots so he sent a bunch of kids, who's training was in killing people, to work as crowd control.

Fuck a duck, I'm glad we never went into Miami, because I was thinking Kent State all over again.

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