40 years have passed since the Kent State massacre of 1970 and the killing continues, only on different lands. Every time I think of those young students, the best and the hope of the nation, killed most senselessly by Ohio National Guard, my heart is sick with a sense of hopelessness and injustice. The students were killed simply because they were anti-war protesters. What is wrong with that? So much for freedom of expression! So much for National Guard supposedly guarding the nation!
One victim, 21-year-old Allison B. Krause, her father being a Holocaust survivor from Germany. How could he have imagined that he escaped German Holocaust only to find his daughter killed in U.S. Another is 20-year-old Jeffrey Glenn Miller who transferred from Michigan State to Kent State the year before. His mother wrote a very touching piece of her son 10 years ago to mark 30 years anniversary. See http://www.peace.ca/mysondied.htm I am sure this would be the most horrible moment for any mother.
Alas, times have changed so much, not sure it is a good or bad thing, but we no longer see so many peace-loving rallies against the twin wars currently going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. I sincerely hope these young blood were not shed in vain but for the living ones to think and reflect.