Time Capsule: 1969 — The October Moratorium

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn, Next stop is Vietnam; And it’s five, six, seven, Open up the pearly gates, Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.
— Country Joe McDonald, I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag

Vietnam was the first war that was fought every night in our living rooms
Eugene McCarthy campaining for President in 1968
We fervently hoped and worked for a genuine change. Instead we got this goober. And you know how that turned out
Just another face in the crowd…
Dr. Benjamin Spock, Spirt Father to millions of anti-war babies

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