What was life really like in the late 60s?

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16 Jan 2024, 4:41 am

In the 60’s My mother thought MLK was a “troublemaker.” That’s says everything you need to know about her. And it ain’t good.

When I first heard the expression “reverse discrimination” I honestly thought it was a hoax, a bad joke. Told you I was naive.
Every race that could hijack Affirmative Action did. Biggest beneficiaries where and still are, white women. Who 90% of the time marry a white male or another white person. Voila instant double income. Don’t say white males didn’t profit from it. Because they did and still do when their wives bring home a fat paycheck. White bachelor’s being the exception. No wonder they’re so angry.
Races that wanted to considered white before this suddenly wanted to be minorities so they could take advantage of AA. Talking about our friends south of the border and in the far and not so far East Asians. It worked. Blacks get the blame for AA while everybody else reap the benefits unnoticed.
Hey don’t hate me. Hate your god that made you that way.



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16 Jan 2024, 5:00 am

I remember being yelled at for "swearing".

All I said was, "Oh, man!"


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16 Jan 2024, 5:42 am

Here’s an expression from the 60’s you don’t hear much anymore. At least not in the context it was first meant.
“Love it or Leave it” favorite saying of white supremacists. Or the Genetically Insecure as I prefer to call them.
Now they’re rioting with the best of them.

My new motto: Don’t hate me hate your god that made you that way.



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16 Jan 2024, 5:54 am

“Now they’re rioting with the best of them” needs correction. White riots go a long way back in the US. Newspapers and journalists encouraged racial violence. The 1920’s Tulsa just an example. Chicago, Midwest, South were rife with white violence. How is that relevant today?
You figure it out.



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16 Jan 2024, 6:16 am

Feel like Sinead tearing up a pic of the Pope. Stirring things up. She suffered for the truth. Somebody has to do it.
Lies perpetrated for generations infuriate me like nothing else.



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16 Jan 2024, 6:33 am

Eyeselation wrote:
Feel like Sinead tearing up a pic of the Pope. Stirring things up. She suffered for the truth. Somebody has to do it.
Lies perpetrated for generations infuriate me like nothing else.


To those out there getting hot under the collar at my remarks…
If I disturbed your space for passive and not-so passive unchecked racism…
Sorry Not Sorry



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16 Jan 2024, 6:34 am

Eyeselation wrote:
Eyeselation wrote:
Feel like Sinead tearing up a pic of the Pope. Stirring things up. She suffered for the truth. Somebody has to do it.
Lies perpetrated for generations infuriate me like nothing else.


To those out there getting hot under the collar at my remarks…
If I disturbed your space for passive and not-so passive unchecked racism…
Sorry Not Sorry

How do you know people are getting hot under the collar?


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16 Jan 2024, 8:19 am

Fnord wrote:
I remember being yelled at for "swearing".

All I said was, "Oh, man!"


thats harsh :(


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16 Jan 2024, 8:48 am

Eyeselation wrote:
Here’s an expression from the 60’s you don’t hear much anymore. At least not in the context it was first meant.
“Love it or Leave it” favorite saying of white supremacists. Or the Genetically Insecure as I prefer to call them.
Now they’re rioting with the best of them.

My new motto: Don’t hate me hate your god that made you that way.

You were in the Bay Area so I do not know how often you encountered “America Love It or Leave It” but I grew up in a Republican suburb and there were “America Love It Or Leave It” stickers all over the place. While some white supremacists put those bumper stickers on their cars it was not about animus towards blacks at all. It was directed at anti Vietnam War protesters.

The adults had enthusiastically served or supported America’s WWII effort. At lot of people who remembered WWII thought that anybody who questioned an ongoing war effort is a traitor.


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16 Jan 2024, 10:07 am

Fnord wrote:
I remember being yelled at for "swearing".

All I said was, "Oh, man!"


Strange.

Maybe the person thought that you said something else. Like "Oh damn"?



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16 Jan 2024, 11:50 am

^There was some of this during the GW Bush years. A lot of shade thrown at those thought not to support the Global War on Terror, or that the US military was not in Iraq to "protect our freedoms" or words to that effect


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16 Jan 2024, 12:30 pm

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^There was some of this during the GW Bush years. A lot of shade thrown at those thought not to support the Global War on Terror, or that the US military was not in Iraq to "protect our freedoms" or words to that effect

The Dixie Chicks as they called themselves then come to mind.

In large segments of the Jewish community if you don’t support the Israeli war effort and especially you are anti-zionist be prepared to be called “traitor” and “self hating Jew”.


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16 Jan 2024, 1:34 pm

Les McCann, and Eddie Harris, at the Montreux Jazz Festival of 1969:

At about 3 minutes in:

"The President he's got his war

Folks dont know just what its for

Nobody gives us a rhyme or reason

half of one doubt

that call it 'treason"

with chicken feathers all of the out one gut..



https://youtu.be/QdDZXKe9QPA



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17 Jan 2024, 1:39 am

MaxE wrote:
Eyeselation wrote:
Eyeselation wrote:
Feel like Sinead tearing up a pic of the Pope. Stirring things up. She suffered for the truth. Somebody has to do it.
Lies perpetrated for generations infuriate me like nothing else.


To those out there getting hot under the collar at my remarks…
If I disturbed your space for passive and not-so passive unchecked racism…
Sorry Not Sorry

How do you know people are getting hot under the collar?


Because I got reported and I’m telepathic. But won’t be sharing more of my insights. :D BTW knew this would happen.



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17 Jan 2024, 1:46 am

How do you know that I don’t know?
“There are more things in Heaven and earth …”
Been through this same scenario 30 years ago on AOL. Where racists could say anything the wanted but when I jammed them up I got reported. Nothing much has changed. That’s the way of the World.

SOS Same Old S**t :)

Ok to talk about imaginary protests “Africans and Asians” would have. But when push comes to shove the real snowflakes melt faster than you can blink an eye.
Deliberately trying to be obscure here. Hope I’m successful. But it takes practice to obfuscate.
Watch yourself Eyes. Don’t offend the easily offended.



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17 Jan 2024, 5:43 am

Eyeselation wrote:
Here’s an expression from the 60’s you don’t hear much anymore. At least not in the context it was first meant. “Love it or Leave it” favorite saying of white supremacists.
Actually . . .

The phrase "America; Love It or Leave It" was directed at those who protested against the Vietnam war, the Draft, the Military-Industrial Complex, the Establishment, Police Brutality, Segregation by Race, and laws prohibiting the free use of illegal drugs.  These protesters were labeled as hating America by Conservatives and Traditionalists.  Thus they were being told to either change their attitudes or get the hell out of the country.

It was not just about race, but a host of other issues plaguing America.


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