Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Worthless Hippie
In the 1960s and early 70s the hippie movement started. A period of free love, peace, music, on and on. A period of the purist hypocrisy. When the Vietnam War broke out so did the flower power generation. A generation full of absolute idiots who to this day have no idea what it truly means to serve one's nation.
The unpopularity with the war clashed with the hippies and they decided to do something about it. They decided to attack veterans. Veterans who chose to serve their country by volunteering, veterans who decided to accept their draft instead of cowardice. These real Americans are the ones who know what it is truly like to serve their nation.
Countless acts of vile treatment towards veterans during this time was and still are a stain on this country. Hippies and college students who mistreated wounded veterans, who insulted them to their faces returning home, who spit on them, yelled baby killer, who ganged up to beat them senseless when they returned home after going through untold horrors over there. This is the stain upon the country that still exists.
The sad fact is many of these college students and hippies became businessmen, politicians, and worst of all we had a President who instead of serving his country became a draft dodger. It was sad enough the treatment veterans had to endure. What was worse was the cowardice of many a man who fled instead of doing his duty, and worse than that they were pardoned.
The participants of the flower power generation need to feel shame everyday. Shame for the cowardice you showed, shame for the violence towards the men and women who in every way shape and form were better and still are better than you will ever be, and shame that the Vietnam veteran had to fight not only a horrific war over there but one at home. War is horrific and tragic enough, but you had to push your finger deeper in the wounds when they came home.
Many of us who endured the war of a new generation have reflected on what the past generation had to endure from their generation. To have that generation turn their backs on them will forever at least for me be inexcusable. You whined and cried about the four dead at Kent State, you got rich off of the capitalism you hated, and you are now in your retirement years living high on the hog. You never whined and cried about the over 50 thousand dead, the many thousands more wounded, and the ones homeless, the ones amputated, and who have endured chronic pain for most of their lives.
If you were part of the flower power generation you will never have my respect and I will return the spit that you gave these brave men and women who sacrificed with blood, sweat, and tears straight into your faces. You are the worst generation America ever had.