May 4th, 1970, National Guardsman shot unarmed students who were protesting. It was in Kent State University, where four students were killed, and 9 of them were permanently paralyzed. The students were protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Nixon announced on April 30. This resulted in a four million student strike. The video shows some of the clips of what happened there, and shows unarmed students who were killed. The music being played in this video shows us things about the protests we have already had in the U.S. Many of the young people, including college students were concerned about being drafted to fight a war they strongly opposed. This somewhat reminded me of the video with the April 6th young movement. They were doing a protest unarmed as well, and some were also beaten and killed. This video shows the weapons the National Guard had with them approaching unarmed students, and if one student was to stop and help another they would be afraid to because they might suffer the same consequences.
Teach Your Children- War video
The second video shows how young kids are showed how to use weapons. It sings about how you have to teach your children well, even fathers and army soldiers help teach children how to use weapons. Some children that wanted to know why they would have to do such things, would end up crying, not wanting to do so. The video shows the hardships the children have to go through. They wouldn’t want to have war, but they would be forced by the government, if they were poor. This video shows how some people are taught at very young ages to kill and have war, so they can later serve in the army.
May 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments