Activists movements were set-back and locked-down by the police-state sanctioned murders of progressive leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, President John F. Kennedy, and Robert (Bobby) Kennedy; along with the FBI COINTELPRO POGROMS that struck down and imprisoned Black Panthers and American Indian Movement leaders like Leonard Peltier. Most people were subsequently drugged into hopelessness, apathy, and fantasies for a while; up until terror struck the twin towers and fear became the new patriotism.
Social conditions are moving on to a progressive new stage. If you are truly AWAKE, look around and you will see that many of the anti-war seniors are getting reinvigorated, but outnumbered. The streets are now filled with a new generation of immigrant workers and activist labor unions. It 's definitely a new development when many Cuban "Bay of Pigs " supporters join with both legal and illegal immigrants from all over the world (Africans, Haitians, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, Atlantic and Pacific Islanders, South and Central Americans, Europeans, Asians, old Soviet countries and Russians), Mexican farm workers, labor unions, religious and peace demonstrators; numbering in the hundreds of thousands in major city across the United States. People are finally connecting all the dots from human rights to civil rights to worker rights. Just one more dot to connect. It 's time for a paradigm shift to Socialism and real Democracy.
Before you panic about the "S " word, THINK about who is really the enemy of working people global corporatist elitists and their punk neocons. They are the terrorists trying to trash the whole Earth in pursuit of worldwide dominion ruled by capitalist supremacists, wealthy finance corporatists. Most of them have a clean shaven white male face, without a beard, turban, round straw hat, or machete of any type. If you don 't clearly understand this by now; you will most likely be diverted by a fascist 'ENDGAME ' strategy, disguised as a Vietnam or World War II replay.
Don 't even think about reinstituting the draft, in the misguided fantasy that history will repeat itself with resistance from so-called MIDDLE CLASS draftees. Far better to win over the current military women and men from the working class, who were conned into this quagmire, and get them to join with the anti-war movement. The so-called middle-class resisters get deferments or leave the country. There has never been a 'middle class ' under capitalism. There are only middle income small business and working people who have been neo-conned into believing that they can "move it on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky. " Wealthy privileged ruling classes will always turn their collective noses up at the likes of a self-made middle class. If a person should manage his way up the ladder of success, by the time he grasps for the top rung he looks and acts exactly like the 'fat cats ' of inherited dynasties. But to bona fide UPPER CLASS social elitists, he still has an odor of the rank LOWER CLASS.
Now that you are awake, look forward, not backward. SI SE PUEDE! YES, WE CAN!