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Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:43 PM

This could as easily go under politics

but there's no appropriate sub-category.

Child of the 60's here. I was a little too young to be very active at the time, but I've tried since. I march, I contribute, I vote. I vote in the mid-term and the off-season. Hell, I vote for school board.

My impression of my peers is - they've gotten old, they've gotten scared.

We changed the world. Laws, civil rights, women's rights, we ended the Vietnam war. We literally changed the world. What happened?

Some of us lost our nerve and their beliefs have gone with it. Change has become bad. The unfamiliar is probably worse than what's going to happen if we leave things alone. (Spoiler alert - it isn't.) We (not me) believe that they won't really come for us, just for those other people. We have something to lose, now (we actually don't) and we're going to protect it.

You have nothing to lose, but your fear. Yes, they are coming for you. They do mean you. They are - Not You. Not your kids. Not your grandkids.

Remember! We had a dream. We can still have it and we can still work for it. It hasn't gone away and it shouldn't.

We changed the world. They changed it back, but we're not dead yet. Remember what you did, and Do It Again!

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chowmama Jul 2022 OP
leftieNanner Jul 2022 #1
brush Jul 2022 #2
BlueBloodedAmerican Jul 2022 #3
DBoon Jul 2022 #4
cilla4progress Jul 2022 #5
LoisB Jul 2022 #6
Karadeniz Jul 2022 #7

Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:45 PM

1. Nice reminder, Mama

And welcome to DU.

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:49 PM

2. Yes, don't give up. And it won't take 50 years like it took repubs...

to strike down Roe because this action is unjust and the people will not let it stand. Codifying it or however it's done, it won't stand.

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:49 PM

3. Great post. You are absolutely right!

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 06:14 PM

4. Reagan and affiliated ideologues tried to destroy the memory of '60s activism

the cultural shift during his reign was amazing.

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 06:24 PM

5. Present!

The draft for the VietNam War was a huge motivating factor for youth activism in the 60s. Also the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders.

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 07:36 PM

6. Hell yeah!

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Response to chowmama (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 08:22 PM

7. Yes!

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