Lol, that reminds me.
Two days after 9/11 a friend of mine who attended UMO called to tell me that some of the professors were scheduling a protest.
We went and listened to the usual suspects blame 9/11 on the US.
They had an open mic session for the students to provide their opinions.
After several spoke I got onto the mic. I said yes, the blame falls on us for this, for the fact that we have not dealt with these people properly. I said since this is a place of higher learning, I will give you a history lesson of just the past 20 years of your lives.
I discussed beirut bombing, lockerbie, 1993 wtc bombing and many more. I broke it down to how many american lives had been impacted in their brief lifetime. I said yeah, it’s our fault for not dealing with this years ago.
Even got my picture on the front page of the bangor daily, lol headline said, in a mostly peaceful protest, ghost of kvr had a different message.
I was interviewed by NPR immediately after asking what I thought about the protest.
I replied that I thought it was a blessing that we live in a free country where people can express their ideas.
Interviewer said, yeah, but what do you think about the protest.
I said I thought it was great that the college provided this so the students could exercise their 1st amendment right.
They kept pushing, asked me what I thought of the protestors.
I looked at him and asked, what sound bite are you looking for? Do want me to call them pinko commies?
Lol, he turned off the recorder and walked away.
Cool thing was though, I had a couple students come up and thank me, said they had never heard about what I had shared.
I would not do well on a modern campus.