1989 Tiananmen Square
Protests against leftist gov't.
Brought 100,000 people
To protest repression.
Thousands died, crippled
To soldiers bullets
Fired into the crowd.
Some wounding ambulance drivers ...
Remember Kent State shootings may 4 1970
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I was in VAMC San Diego then.Abbie Hoffman organized protest.Hoped to provoke killings of hs own.Generate a few leftist "martyrs."
Rioters in T. Square,Protested what Hoffman demanded.Harsh leftist/atheist gov't.They wanted to live free or die quick.
Can't say I blame them.I was drafted for Vietnam.Hated the thought, thoughtI might flee to Canada.
Then I thought it over.This is my homeland.Fighting is gruesome.But well worth the price.
In combat in VN,Charles overran our pos.Bunch of them grabbed me.Wired to an ant hill, then questioned.
I didn't know anything.They grabbed the wires, put 50 KG blocksOn wires to my hands.Wires to an I-beam, dropped down a well.
Hung there four days, Then the Green Berets found me.I woke up in Huey.Amid the cold dead.
A long time in hospital.Hands, feet still numb.Hanoi Jane Fonda.Still living in high style.
All things considered,I'd do it agan.Life is harsh under Khmer Rouge.I don't want it here.
It will happen in the USA again in a few more years of obama
If it doesThe hailstorm of bulletsWill not abateTwo months at least.
I'm in no shapeTo push a broom anymore.Might catch a bullet.Hope it won't come to that.
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