Mayor Daly sent word to Abbie that the multitudes were not welcome in his park and the cops were on the way in.
Before the Chicago mob with badges clobbered the heads of the children of the '60 's, Abbie stood at a microphone and quoted Christ:
"I send you out like little lambs into a wolves den. Remain as harmless as doves and cunning as snakes."
If the doves had consulted Webster 's, they first would have had a laugh at the two words cunning is sandwiched between. Then they would have learned that cunning means one must be skillful, clever, sly, crafty, and do things with skill and ingenuity. To be cunning is to be attractive; cute and cleverly proficient.
The doves lacked cunning and thus got there heads clobbered and many hippies were transformed into yippies which requires a baptism via billy-clubs.
Nothing has changed much since 1968, for power continues to resort to violence and nonviolent resistance takes cunning.
It has been said that as in Iran, Israel or America: the people of the land are much better than the leadership they currently live under.
After 9/11 American 's were led by fear and now Big Brother listens in on citizens phone calls without obtaining court orders. Big Brother has gotten so paranoid as to infiltrate Quaker meetings which have always been about the exercising of ones freedom of conscience and raising voices that always says no to war and WMD. Quakers support nonviolent resistance and that tactic is anathema to Big Brother for Big Brother only understands violent force.
Back in 1968, Mordechai Vanunu was a 14 year old Jew who told this reporter in June 2005, that his family: " ...migrated from Morocco in 1963 after the Zionists came and convinced the neighborhood that Israel was the Promised Land. Instead of the land of milk and honey we were banished to the desert of Beersheba. " [Chapter 1 Keep Hope Alive II: http://www.wearewideawake.org ]
Crimminally underreported in the USA is what happened to Vanunu in 1986, when he exercised his freedom of conscience and defied the Israeli government by breaking silence about Israel 's WMD Program.
By the 1980 's Vanunu, now an atheist and a low tech worker in the underground nuclear weapons manufacturing plant in the Negev had a crisis of conscience over his collusion in making WMD. He then shot two rolls of film documenting the fact that Israel had gone nuclear.
Vanunu resigned from his low tech position and traveled for a year throughout Europe and into Russia carrying the still undeveloped film then ended up in Sydney, Australia. He drove a cab and quickly connected with some active social justice Christians in an Anglican Church. More out of the desire to sever his Jewish roots than love for God, Vanunu was baptized a Christian just days before he was abducted by the Mossad.
At the same time, Vanunu also connected with Peter Hounam, a journalist for the Sunday Times. After Vanunu told Peter the story and produced the film, Peter flew Vanunu to London and began the process of verifying the charges.
That took more days than Vanunu had patience to bear in solitude. Out of boredom Vanunu ventured into London and met an American named Cindy. He had no clue she worked for the Mossad. After a week of movies and museums, she offered him sex if he would travel with her to Rome where her sister had an apartment.
When Vanunu entered the apartment, he was hit on the head, drugged, bound and flung upon an Israeli cargo ship heading home. The London Times broke the story just as Vanunu disappeared. The world did not know if Vanunu were alive or dead until he was being transported to his closed door trial. Vanunu had been inspired to write on his palm; "HIJACKED " and the Rome flight number he had been on. A wide awake photographer captured the image and this really agitated the Israeli government.
From then on Vanunu was shielded from the world and only transported in a van with the windows blacked out. He endured a closed door trial and was sentenced to 18 years for treason, 11 ½ in solitary. He was 'released' on April 2004 but is detained under house arrest and has been living in St. Georges ' Cathedral in East Jerusalem under the draconian restrictions of the Emergency Defense Regulations which were implemented first by Britain against Palestinians and Jews after World War II.