[ExI] just a thought or two

hartreef at hartreef.cnc.net hartreef at hartreef.cnc.net
Mon Oct 1 13:23:05 UTC 2018


That was the Democratic convention in Chicago. (I live 150 miles south of it, and some of the people who were still in my National Guard unit in the early 80s had been sent there.). Mayor Richard Daley (head of Chicago's long time Democratic political machine) was heavily criticized for it, especially by Senator Abe Ribicoff who spoke at the convention.

The Republican convention that election was in Miami.

Kyle Webb
(long time lurker)

On Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:24:58 -0500, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:

1968 - finished my course work and got a job teaching summer school.  Had to have a master's degree before they would hire me in the fall.  I taught for the first time ever, and was so nervous that I wrote out my lectures word for word (2 hour classes 6 times a week) and finished the master's.  Whew.  Have not been that busy since (nor have written out lectures).


Am reading '1968' by Kurlansky to find out what I missed - student riots all over the world, Republican convention in Chicago where the protesters were beaten (along with everyone there, especially journalists with cameras).  The police actually went to the 9th floor of a hotel, woke up some protesters, and beat them!!


So anyway, fascinating book - highly recommended - worldwide coverage (you won't believe what the Mexicans did to put down protest at the Summer Olympics - the one where two black men - Americans - raised their fists in black gloves in protest).


Here's the thought:  police all over the world attacked journalists and smashed cameras in a effort to stop images of brutality.


Now technology has changed all of that:  can you imagine how many cell phones would be held up taking videos if something like that happened now?  


Along the same lines;  hackers have opened up government some with their hacking, and put some sunlight into what the gov. is doing.


Loss of personal privacy does not bother me like it does many.  But loss of government privacy is a great and wonderful thing.


bill w

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