Something has changed in America. This is different. Some individuals evidently feel threatened by people protesting the death of George Floyd. This time they’re threatening back.

Fifty years ago, when we protested the war in Vietnam, we were never personally threatened that I can remember. With tear gas maybe, but never bullets. No one ever told us, “If you protest, we’ll kill you.” No one ever added that they had the bullets to do it. The worst we had to endure was, “America. Love it or leave it.” We did love America. That’s why we were protesting. We loved America enough to take to the streets to let people know that we thought our country was on the wrong track.

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