Friday, June 17, 2011

In Memory: The Dead, and the Dead, and the Dead

Today is Friday, 17 June 2011.

On this date in 1972, the burglars were busted at the Watergate, and the downfall of Richard M. Nixon began.

What more can be said, after all we’ve known for all these years, of his crimes.

Had the standards of Nuremberg ‘46 been applied to Nixon, Kissinger, et al., they would have danced on a rope at the end of their days.

Ethically, I’m not down with that.

War criminals should rather be imprisoned for life, with a cam in their cells streaming 24/7 on the Net. Quick death is too much mercy: let them stew for years in the cesspool of themselves, enjoying the chant in their heads: “How the mighty have fallen”.

In memory of the dead, and the dead, and the dead.

Full disclosure. I’m a Nixon opponent from way back. In 1974, when The Dick made his last appearance on a college campus, delivering the commencement address at Oklahoma State University, yours truly organized the impeachment rallies and march. (A good time was had by all.)

When he rose to speak, we carried a large American flag out of the stadium. As I told the press: “We’re removing the flag, from the presence of the man who dishonoured it”.


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