When the radical priest come to get us released we was all on the cover of Newsweek
Okay, very sorry for the Senior Moment, but the above poster is by the spectacular underground cartoonist Rick Griffin.
An educational pamphlet distributed by the Catholic Library Service in 1938. Josef Stalin appears to have a tentacle in Canada, which would explain their universal health-care insurance to all without regard of ability to pay for health and life. The image was on a website companion to a history course about the Vietnam War era, popular culture, drugs, free love, hippies, student radicalism, Jimi Hendrix, etc., the course taught at California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) in San Luis Obispo.
I won't tell you what the poster says, you have to squint and figure it out for yourself.
Filched stuff from the site:
The Vietnam War
by Jimmy Cliff
Yesterday I got a letter
From my friend fighting in Vietnam
And this is what he had to say:
Tell all my friends that I'll be coming home soon
My time'll be up sometime soon
Don't forget, he said, to tell my sweet Mary
Her golden lips as sweet as cherries
And it came from Vietnam Vietnam
It was just the next day
His mother got a telegram
It was addressed from Vietnam
Now Mistress Brown she lives in the USA
And this is what she wrote to say:
Don't be alarmed, she told me the telegram said,
But Mistress Brown, your son is dead
And it came from Vietnam Vietnam
Somebody please stop that war now
Percentage of (USA) students who agreed with the statement "The war in Vietnam is pure imperialism":
Percentage of (USA) students calling themselves "radical" or "far left":
Extrapolating a little crudely, if they hadn't pulled the plug on the Vietnam War (in 1974), and we were still fighting it today (McCain's vision of the USA's strategy in Iraq), 140.5 percent of USA students would call themselves radical or far left. That percentage isn't as ridiculous as it seems; after the first 15 years or so, a few older people and non-students might also start looking in the mirror and getting pinker and redder.
McCain says we should stay in Iraq for 100 years if that's what it takes to achieve victory. I'm really sorry about his P.O.W. experience (maybe the USA should abide by the Geneva Convention for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, you fucking dummy!), but the guy is totally fried and demented in his brain. Under the McCain Plan, the United States will achieve victory in Iraq when McCain is 171 years old.
Hmmm it's the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq, and we've just about hit 4000 US military deaths. Wonder if America's growing a little pinker and a little more red and a little more pissed off. Are American women going to stop wearing brasierres again? Will the music get better and more original and talented and exciting and less commercial again? Will we start dressing outlandishly again because the government is insane and killing the young and poor people, and we really don't give a fuck about signing on to the Federal Lifetime Plan? Will LSD make a big comeback? Will young people stop practicing abstinence and start banging their brains out again like they did in the '60s? Bellbottoms? Paisley? Long hair? Beaded headbands? Students for a Democratic Society? When the radical priest come to get us released we was all on the cover of Newsweek.