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Yay, Elaine. Go get’em!
Once again, Elaine, you’re on the money. I, too, was in the Army, stationed near the Iron Curtain during some of the most tense days of the Cold War. We were combat-ready, prepared at all times to go to war within two hours. Never, during those days, did I feel as frightened as I did in some of the more confrontational Vietnam protests in which I participated after my military duty was over. Apopletic townsfolk were spitting at us and threatening to kill us. Our only line of protection was the cops with snarling dogs, and you just knew that those cops were on the side of the townspeople.
Thanks, Elaine, for articulating so well what needed saying.