A Reminder: “Army Massacres Students At Kent State May 4th 1970”

May 4, 2019

My thoughts about the Kent State shootings, May 4th 1970. In these unstable times, we need to remember how people put their bodies on the line in the past – and Nixon was removed from office.
From 2017:

Here we are, in another unfamiliar Presidential malaise Under Mein Trumpf. I have reason to post this as a memory for the students that protested and those that lost their lives, but with an eye on the near future.

First, here’s a summary of the shootings of students by the National Guard, it’s complicated but this sets the scene:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

“The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[3][4][5] were the shootings of unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, by burning the campus ROTC building and throwing rocks at the Guardsmen. The shootings were perpetrated by members of the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Twenty-nine guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]

Some of the students who were shot had been protesting the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.[8][9]

There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students,[10] and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.[11]”

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As I have written in a previous article, I have talked with the father of an agent who quit the Secret Service before the election because he saw the bullshit coming.
Word then was his contacts were worried that the far-right militia’s would become Trump’s “Brown-shirts”, much like Mussolini and Hitler used for street-fighters against “the left”.

That concern still stands, although it may take some domestic terror incident to bring it about.
The recent talk has been that it is going to happen this summer.
A long, hot summer with lots of protests that may escalate, and the following authoritarian response.

This is not my speculation, but that of a recently retired Secret Service agent.

John Titus

Related: How Long Until Trump Puts The Military Into The Streets Of America?

https://www.covertbookreport.com/how-long-until-trump-puts-the-military-into-the-streets-of-america/

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2 Responses to A Reminder: “Army Massacres Students At Kent State May 4th 1970”

  1. Fayez Abedaziz on May 10, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Let me see if this works.
    Each I write a comment it says ‘captcha expired’
    what’s up? fix it!

    • JT on May 10, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Will look, thanks

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