Yesterday, May 4, was the 50th anniversary of the horrific massacre at Kent State University in Ohio, where the National Guard fired live ammunition at anti Vietnam War demonstrators, killing 4 and wounding 10 students.
Many of the victims had not even been engaged in the rock throwing demonstration, but there has never been any justification for using live ammunition against students.
The Ohio Governor, James Rhodes, and the individual National Guardsmen were never held accountable legally.
Now, we have a situation in which gun toting Trumpites stormed the Michigan Legislature to protest the lockdown ordered by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in reaction to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, which is still surging in that state.
Apparently, it is legal for people in Michigan to come into government buildings with firearms, and that should be changed.
Are we going to allow hoodlums to invade government buildings and terrorize government officials doing their duty to protect citizens from a pandemic?
Rightfully, the law enforcement authorities should have prevented the invasion, and ordered everyone out, and if they did not comply , then use force against those who have firearms.
One can be certain that if the gun toting terrorists had been African American or Latino, they would likely have been shot dead.
This is another example of the ongoing racism going on in America, and the growth of Fascist Trumpite followers, who endanger public safety!