The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Word on the Street » News & Debate




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Major Dude
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Posts: 24068
Location: Where everybody knows your name
At this point in 1968, you also had two prominent voices for changes in systemic racism assassinated. And one was a presidential candidate. We’ve not had that yet, but we may be closer than we really know.

_________________
Let me tell you, Homer Simpson is cock of nothing!
- C. Montgomery Burns


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 6:02 am
Posts: 6886
Location: I am taking care of some ducks
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

_________________
a sweet boy with a friendly disposition and a good sense of humor


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:18 pm 
Offline
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 30425
Location: the beach
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Major Dude
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Posts: 24068
Location: Where everybody knows your name
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

_________________
Let me tell you, Homer Simpson is cock of nothing!
- C. Montgomery Burns


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:21 pm 
Offline
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 30425
Location: the beach
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

yep


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Major Dude
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Posts: 24068
Location: Where everybody knows your name
doug rr wrote:
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

yep

I actually have more vivid memories of seeing Buckwheat getting shot than I do Reagan.

_________________
Let me tell you, Homer Simpson is cock of nothing!
- C. Montgomery Burns


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Posts: 6277
Higgs wrote:
I was genuinely reporting on my personal situation (and perspective). I get the US importance here - no doubt those were, and these are, momentous times for the world.

Keep on RitFW, peeps.


please do not pressure me

_________________
doug rr wrote:
i was busy grilling meat...i'll try to keep up..i could use some help from you cunts when its busy though


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 20149
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

The last what?

Not plot to assassinate, obviously. Not the last active attempt, either. The last one that nearly achieved their end?

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Last edited by McParadigm on Thu June 11, 2020 5:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:41 pm 
Offline
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 30425
Location: the beach
McParadigm wrote:
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

The last what?

US president shot...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Major Dude
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Posts: 24068
Location: Where everybody knows your name
McParadigm wrote:
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

The last what?

Not plot to assassinate, obviously. Not the last active attempt, either. The last one that nearly achieved their end?

Actually active attempt was what I was looking for. Who has there been since Reagan?

_________________
Let me tell you, Homer Simpson is cock of nothing!
- C. Montgomery Burns


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 38316
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
Mickey wrote:
It's an interesting idea, though the comparison is kind of easy (every big social movement gets compared to 68). I think it's important to note just how global '68 was--not just trans-Atlantic, but also the year of the Tet offensive, the Tlateloco massacre, the Prague Spring, etc. I'm not sure we're seeing that kind of spread just yet. I'll also note that 68 is seen as not just turbulent but epochal--Michael Denning is really good on how it represented a new era of global politics via the anti-systemic movements. I think it's hard to see what's happening in 2020 as discontinuous with that, though, again, it's still early!

great post!


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 20149
wease wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

The last what?

Not plot to assassinate, obviously. Not the last active attempt, either. The last one that nearly achieved their end?

Actually active attempt was what I was looking for. Who has there been since Reagan?

It just seems like we are parsing this out by level of success. People have tried to fly planes into the White House, and a man opened fire into the White House because he thought God had told him to kill Barack Obama. When you talk about Reagan, you’re just talking about the last time security fucked up enough to allow contact.

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Posts: 6277
george ducked a shoe

_________________
doug rr wrote:
i was busy grilling meat...i'll try to keep up..i could use some help from you cunts when its busy though


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 5:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 20149
Peeps wrote:
george ducked a shoe

Most impressive moment of his entire career

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 6:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Polluted
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:27 am
Posts: 8967
Location: PM me, I have everything.
McParadigm wrote:
Peeps wrote:
george ducked a shoe

Most impressive moment of his entire career

Surviving the pretzel a close 2nd.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 6:22 pm 
Offline
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 30425
Location: the beach
Self wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
Peeps wrote:
george ducked a shoe

Most impressive moment of his entire career

Surviving the pretzel a close 2nd.

big scare with george h.w. puking on the emperor of japan and then passing out..


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 6:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 38316
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
doug rr wrote:
Self wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
Peeps wrote:
george ducked a shoe

Most impressive moment of his entire career

Surviving the pretzel a close 2nd.

big scare with george h.w. puking on the emperor of japan and then passing out..

such simpler times.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 6:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Major Dude
 Profile

Joined: Sat January 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Posts: 24068
Location: Where everybody knows your name
McParadigm wrote:
wease wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
wease wrote:
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers

He was the last one, right?

The last what?

Not plot to assassinate, obviously. Not the last active attempt, either. The last one that nearly achieved their end?

Actually active attempt was what I was looking for. Who has there been since Reagan?

It just seems like we are parsing this out by level of success. People have tried to fly planes into the White House, and a man opened fire into the White House because he thought God had told him to kill Barack Obama. When you talk about Reagan, you’re just talking about the last time security fucked up enough to allow contact.

Yes. That’s it exactly.

_________________
Let me tell you, Homer Simpson is cock of nothing!
- C. Montgomery Burns


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Thu June 11, 2020 9:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 6:02 am
Posts: 6886
Location: I am taking care of some ducks
doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
It's a shame there's never any good assassinations anymore.

i can still vividly remember reagan attempt..8th grade sitting in social studies class and the principal made an announcement on the speakers


What a different world we could have had

_________________
a sweet boy with a friendly disposition and a good sense of humor


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: 1968 vs 2020: Compare and contrast
PostPosted: Sat June 13, 2020 2:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 38316
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
Does this thread need a title change? Some interesting thoughts here.

This isn’t 1968. It’s 1969
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washin ... utType=amp


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Board index » Word on the Street » News & Debate


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jorge and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Sun September 27, 2020 6:01 pm