I came of age in the late 60s and early 70s. The period roughly from the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963 to the resignation of Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974 was the twentieth century’s equivalent of the Civil War, minus the armies and battles. Forces on the left, bolstered by an aggressive Kremlin/KGB strategy, became the bulwark of anti-Americanism in almost every facet of American life. The Weathermen, SDS, “Hell no we won’t go!”, Walter Conkrite calling the Tet victory a defeat, the tragedy of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
I have been trying to put those amazing times in perspective in an effort to compare my memory of it with our current political life. The comparison is eerily similar, except for the fact that today’s left is, if you can believe it, more dangerous and more hell-bent on our destruction. Our blog friend Jim from Galveston has a superb piece called “Leftzbollah” (and the follow-up piece “Thanks, Dad”)that analyzes the current crop of America-haters and why (at least in my opinion) they are a clear and present danger to the United States.