Patriots Vs. Professional Demonstrators

I'm old enough to remember well the anti-war demonstrations of the Vietnam era.  They got lots and lots of fawning press coverage.  But I don't believe that those hot-headed college students were being paid cash for their willingness to hideout in their mob identity, the way today's anti-war demonstrators are.  Those college kids of the 60's at least believed in what they were doing.  Nobody had to pay them for one simple reason.  The vast majority of them were affluent college students, living the high life on Daddy's dollar.  And their prime motivation, I believed at the time - and still do - was just plain old-fashioned, yellow-bellied cowardice that crouched in the protection of their numbers.  Why should they give up the good life for a bunch of folks on the other side of the world just because American Presidents - John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson - had made a promise?    But their cowardly passion did succeed in getting...(Read Full Article)

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