[ExI] gunfight at ok convention

frank mcelligott frankmac at ripco.com
Tue Mar 29 01:15:51 UTC 2016

As a member of this list, I seldom post as my learning disabilities drive most of you into a rage of frustration, which reflects on the written word as a poor means to communicate when you are handicapped sure as I.  The wrong tenses, mi- spellings, rambling sentence structures all lead to the delete key, but like the little train climbing the mountain I continue to try to be heard while some of you make statements as if you all were elected Pope.

But to the chase,  I was a member of C.O.R.E in the early 1960’s, and I also spent a great deal of time in bars surrounding the University of Chicago, daughter graduated from that fine university  in the 1990’s by the way, where students  drank shots and mugs of beers were lifted in the defense of liberals and Americans of color before Johnson was elected. Sanders was there too but that’s another story for another time. 

Later when the Dem’s held their Convention Chicago in 1968, I was arrested on Michigan Ave  during the protest’s against the War in Asia and mostly these protesters  were of the same age as the  young people(16-30) who now are supporting Sanders to the tune of 8-1 against the powers to be. The police, I had 5  family members who were Chicago Police officers at that time, and my uncle Anthony was the guy driving Hubert around the city. I knew both sides, and still to this day  wonder what would have happened if we had guns, rocks and bottles was all that was present to the protesters, and what would have happened if we were armed  when the Cops started beating the hell out of with their clubs.  It was a un fair fight, we were many but they were few and we took the beating of Mayor Daley’s police.  Now the police were told that we were armed and dangerous and that we had come to Chicago to stop the convention, and start a wave of protest which would spread across the country and overthrow the Government.  That was the propaganda , but reality was we were just attempting to get the War stopped. Our guy was McCarthy, and he was going to stop the War. No Guns just rocks and bottles against Armed police, and a government that thought we were attempting  to overthrow it with flowers. Our marching cry was “make love not war’.  At the height of the protest on Michigan Ave, The National guard was there with M-1 rifles and with bayonet's drawn, young protesters were giving them flowers and asking them to join us in stopping the war.  50,000 strong and with not one  gun among us when the police charged.

The war was terminally  killed when the Ohio National guard charged  with guns ablaze wounded many and killed 6 student protesters at Kent State  after Nixon was Elected defeating HHH in 1968. Some 20 year  old National guard soldier , WITH a Rifle, got scared  pulled  his trigger that started the Mob killing of  their fellow Americans and started the end the war because of the outrage caused to the  American middle class;  these were their kids dying on the hills of OHIO not in the Jungles of Nam.

Here is the point,  America is Not the same country as it was in 1968.  A third of it’s GOP voters want us all to have guns and carry them  just in case we get cut off while driving on an expressway, and need to pay that somebody back for their  bad habits.  Single events of road rage happen across this country daily. Kid school’s and theaters are shot up.  And 911, and bomb threats, and terrorist attacks. and the candidate's telling us that if the bullets were going back  at the terrorists both in  Paris and San Bernardino we would have had a different outcome. 

Lastly the Candidate said if he is denied there will be a riot, which is a call to arms isn’t it.

But now take the single rage and make it in a mob  who fear that their rights and way of life is threaten, who believe the police are there to hurt them  and the Government which they believe to be  totally corrupt  and that government has given 50 million dollars to Cleveland for security, you are in a forest that was not rain on it in 40 years, and give  32000 of them  each a flamer thrower. The forest will burn and the results will  change history, think Ekatinburg in 1914 and the powers to be will have caused it.  To quote Gump “stupid is as stupid does” and McConnell and Ryan are not that smart.

This will happen as sure as grass grows in Indiana in the Summer time, if TRUMP is not given the Gop’s nod.  

And America will change,  just like 1933 when Germany changed with 32 percent of the vote. 

Back to twitter

Frank McElligott
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