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Trying too hard for the ’60s
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, April 27, 2006

Back in the '60s when I was in ROTC, it wasn't the most popular program in which to find one's self. An unpopular war was raging and the draft was on the mind of every young man of draft eligible age. ROTC was simply one of many convenient symbols available for protesters of that age to target. Additionally, ROTC was mandatory for the first two years.

Now, of course, ROTC is a totally voluntary program ... just like military service. So for the life of me, I just don't get this:
Vandals staged attacks early Wednesday on the buildings used by the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, echoing similar assaults on three Triangle recruiting stations last month.


The slogans — including "we won't fight your wars!" — also were removed quickly, but the doors must be repainted.

At N.C. State, the slogan "Army ROTC trains murderers resist acts of war" was sprayed in a place all but invisible to passers-by.
Has anyone explained to these morons that they don't have to fight in anyone's wars if they choose not too?
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Well that is why these idiots are not getting the resonance of their hippy forebearers. In the sixties, just as now, the actual number of protestors was small, but they made a lot of noise. Partialy it was a rebellion against prudish
middle class values and partialy it was the threat of the draft.
Well, now you have no draft, and as for values, HA! what a joke, anyone with a credit card and a computer can have as much filth and degradation as they want.
So, there is little resonance and most young people just think they are a bunch of penisheads, and they are of course, correct.
Written By: kyle N
"Yeah, but we have to pay for it" will be their reply. Funny, the same people don’t care about the billions of dollars that are going down other government ratholes.
Written By: Nuclear
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Heh-Heh, He said "Penis."
Written By: Joe
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Another symptom of the nanny state or the paternal libertarianism?

Yes, we know you can voluntarily join the military, but we think it’s best we vandalize their offices anyways.
Written By: Harun
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Well McQ,

Many of the profs of these kids are the ones that participated in the 60s demonstrations. They are now imparting their revolutionary ideas to a whole new generation, who will in turn do the same thing, when they get tenure somewhere.

Vicious cycle, you know?
Written By: LASunsett

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