All true –
Never underestimate the power of right wing propaganda which serves Elites by confusing
the public . . but I do think most Americans have caught on and understand that now.
The real sadness of our nation’s control by those serving Elites/wealthy is in the great violence
it has done in its present history of war and its past history of wars to serve them.
Think of Nixon and Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia – that was 1968 when the world should have been
addressing Global Warming – but Nixon was involved in killing kids at Kent State.
Antiwar protests in Kent had erupted following President Nixon’s TV speech on April 30 that U.S. forces had invaded Cambodia, thus enlarging a war he had once pledged to end. The next day Nixon derided antiwar students everywhere as “bums.” Protests on the campus and in the neighboring town of Kent had erupted resulting in some vandalism and property damage. The college ROTC was set ablaze on May 2nd. No one has ever determined who set the fire, though students were falsely blamed. On May 3, 0hio Governor James Rhodes, a Republican conservative running for the Senate (he lost) called antiwar students “worse than brownshirts and the Communist element and also the night riders and vigilantes. They are the worst type people that we harbor in America.”
0n May 4th, then, Ohio guardsmen fired their M-1 semiautomatic rifles, a .45 pistol and a shotgun for 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others.
We do know that, according to a government memo dated 0ctober 9, 1973, “undercover federal narcotics agents were present on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970.” Also an armed federal agent was present on that day though no one was able to prove that his weapon was ever fired. It has never been shown that the agents were tied to the shootings, though there have been allegations of a government conspiracy. But still, rumors were rampant. Students were said to be armed with weapons but none were found. Another tale had it that a student sniper had fired and that too was shown to be a lie. In fact, we do not know why the National Guard – the Vietnam era’s haven for men dodging the draft – was called in and who ordered the men of Troop G to open fire.
But Macron refused to budge on his massive cut to the government’s “wealth tax,” which he introduced last year, cutting the taxes of the richest French households by 70 percent.
Macron should be raising taxes on wealthy by 70%.