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Tom Hayden once said that whenever it looked like the progressive majority was coming to power in the 1960s, it was interrupted by killings, killings performed by unknown forces. JFK in 1963, followed by Martin Luther King then Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Does anyone know if he has recently shown any interest in the case?

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Tom Hayden once said that whenever it looked like the progressive majority was coming to power in the 1960s, it was interrupted by killings, killings performed by unknown forces. JFK in 1963, followed by Martin Luther King then Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Does anyone know if he has recently shown any interest in the case?

Maybe he wants to remain alive, unlike Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Kathy

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Tom Hayden once said that whenever it looked like the progressive majority was coming to power in the 1960s, it was interrupted by killings, killings performed by unknown forces. JFK in 1963, followed by Martin Luther King then Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Does anyone know if he has recently shown any interest in the case?

Maybe he wants to remain alive, unlike Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Kathy

I talked to Hayden last year after attending a small anti-war play in West L.A. directed by a friend, at which he spoke. I asked him if he followed developments in the Kennedy assassination. He said he did, but just barely. I gave him a card with my webpage address on it. He said he'd look at it, but much as Oliver Stone and Emilio Estevez before him, never wrote me to tell me his reaction to my "stuff." I doubt he even looked.

I've found that most veterans from the 60's feel there was a conspiracy, but won't lift a finger to read anything written about the case from the last 30 years. They were pleased that the HSCA said there'd been a conspiracy, and that Oliver Stone's film was a hit. But that's as far as it goes.

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Tom Hayden once said that whenever it looked like the progressive majority was coming to power in the 1960s, it was interrupted by killings, killings performed by unknown forces. JFK in 1963, followed by Martin Luther King then Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Does anyone know if he has recently shown any interest in the case?

Maybe he wants to remain alive, unlike Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Kathy

I talked to Hayden last year after attending a small anti-war play in West L.A. directed by a friend, at which he spoke. I asked him if he followed developments in the Kennedy assassination. He said he did, but just barely. I gave him a card with my webpage address on it. He said he'd look at it, but much as Oliver Stone and Emilio Estevez before him, never wrote me to tell me his reaction to my "stuff." I doubt he even looked.

I've found that most veterans from the 60's feel there was a conspiracy, but won't lift a finger to read anything written about the case from the last 30 years. They were pleased that the HSCA said there'd been a conspiracy, and that Oliver Stone's film was a hit. But that's as far as it goes.

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"I've found that most veterans from the 60's feel there was a conspiracy, but won't lift a finger to read anything written about the case from the last 30 years. They were pleased that the HSCA said there'd been a conspiracy, and that Oliver Stone's film was a hit. But that's as far as it goes."

On target once again, Pat!

Especially, those whose lives [between the ages of 55 and 65] have been basically left untouched, or unchanged by the job layoffs, loss of medical benefits, higher energy costs, and the purportedly "looming" recession. More like "The Great Depression Of The 1930's," if you ask me. The subprime scam is creating more homelessness than John Q. Sucker [the taxpayer] can afford to shoulder much longer, what with the Iraqui debacle, and all the outsourcing that's been wrecking our economy for the last 20 years.

Ostriches with their heads in the sand, or "where the sun don't shine."

"Just as long as it stays away from my backyard!" And, "As long as I can manage to retire with my dignity in tact."

IOW, "Please don't force me to have to face those particular realities of life, especially now that I have my nest egg [401K Plan] to worry about."

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When I was in Grad School, one of the names of one of my professors seemed very familiar....I asked...yes, he had been one of the Chicago Seven. I told him how much I admired that effort to show up and fight the system - and about my political views. He let it be known in his manner for me never to mention it again to him nor let any of the Department know [no one else had a clue as to his past]. He had lost most of his radicalism...perhaps all of it. Rather than being proud of his past, he seemed to want to hide and be 

ashamed of it and just live the normal life of a tenured professor. I was very disappointed! When I learned, my heart lit-up that I'd ask him to be my advisor. I had very little contact with him, in fact, and he remained a bit distant in manner when we would meet.

Interesting story. Probably one of the major differences between the UK and the US is that academics who were student radicals in the 1960s have generally maintained their views. It is not a great disadvantage to be a professor and a left-winger. It is different in school teaching. You can become head of department with socialist views but are unlikely to ever make headmaster.

The one area where you do have to move to the right is in the Labour Party. The cabinet has been full of 1960s student radicals over the last 10 years, including members of the Communist Party. However, in every case, they all have moved to the right in order to gain power. The few who have remained true to their beliefs remain on the backbenches.

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Tom Hayden once said that whenever it looked like the progressive majority was coming to power in the 1960s, it was interrupted by killings, killings performed by unknown forces. JFK in 1963, followed by Martin Luther King then Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Does anyone know if he has recently shown any interest in the case?

Maybe he wants to remain alive, unlike Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Kathy

I talked to Hayden last year after attending a small anti-war play in West L.A. directed by a friend, at which he spoke. I asked him if he followed developments in the Kennedy assassination. He said he did, but just barely. I gave him a card with my webpage address on it. He said he'd look at it, but much as Oliver Stone and Emilio Estevez before him, never wrote me to tell me his reaction to my "stuff." I doubt he even looked.

I've found that most veterans from the 60's feel there was a conspiracy, but won't lift a finger to read anything written about the case from the last 30 years. They were pleased that the HSCA said there'd been a conspiracy, and that Oliver Stone's film was a hit. But that's as far as it goes.

Veterans as in military veterans? Specifically Vietnam War veterans? If that's the case let me give you the simple answer in three short sentences.....

"It don't mean noth'in."

"The f**ks who did it, will rot in hell, and they KNOW it."

"And besides, what can we do about it? We've already paid and paid and paid some more, it's your turn."

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I think it is a reference to veterans of the social movements of the 1960's. Not military veterans.

Indeed, I meant veterans of the cultural war. The veterans of Vietnam got the double-shaft. Not only did they have to fight in an ugly war, they were denied any satisfaction that their sacrifice meant anything. My parents divorced in 68. From shortly thereafter till around 73, my Uncle Cliff and his Marine Corps buddies spent their weekends at our house, showing me pictures of dead "gooks," nodding their heads when my sister's boyfriends told them how McGovern was gonna end the war, and blasting Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly and Johnny Cash records at full volume.

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