Monday, March 24, 2014

Greff Fabrics Blues, 1971 (xviii)

Before this Greff Fabrics co-worker told me about his involvement in destroying the Kent State ROTC building prior to the Kent State Massacre, I had considered it conceivable that the Kent State ROTC building's destruction might have just been the work of some government agent-provocateur, in order to create a pretext for ordering the Ohio National Guardsmen onto the Kent State University campus to carry out some kind of pre-planned "show the anti-war white middle-class students that the U.S. government is willing to kill them if they keep showing mass support for anti-war celebrity activists like Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and the other convicted Chicago 8 Conspiracy defendants" mission.

But after speaking to my Greff Fabrics co-worker, it now seemed that the destruction of the Kent State ROTC building a few nights prior to the Kent State Massacre had, indeed, been an authentic act of anti-war protest/resistance by a group of Kent State University anti-war students (although, of course, there's always the outside-but unlikely, perhaps, in this case-possibility that the anti-war student group at Kent State University that planned or carried out the destruction of the Kent State ROTC building may have been infiltrated by some student agent-provocateur).