I’m old enough to remember the Sixties, marching on Washington, and getting tear-gassed, though not arrested.
I’m old enough to remember when Lyndon Johnson revoked grad school draft deferment and suddenly any guy who wasn’t going to med school became draft bait. The Class of ’68 got the shaft. And suddenly the anti-war movement went mainstream.
What I remember is the rancor and the macho posturing, and I don’t miss it.
Occupy Wall Street looks more like the early days of the Civil Rights movement.
Memphis Earlene finds herself singing “We Shall Overcome.”