History Is Not Over Yet
 
 
Mike Stokey (left), Larry Sasky (standing), Rick Lavers (with shades), and Gus (in background with hat)
talking to Dave Martinez, during one of the outings to Red Beach.
Photo taken by Dale Dye.
 
 
      Now pogue historians want to embalm us and put us on exhibit, more gargoyles for the museum, while Rambo fans in the White House, who think they are Wyatt Earp and that Russia is Ike Clanton, yearn to provoke another Vietnam, somewhere, anywhere; same song, second verse.  It's amazing how brave some people are willing to be with other people's sons.  It's time to stop sipping our beer andget wired and hit back at all these silly people who presume to define us, our actions, and our motives.  It's time to throw off the leper's bell of the Vietnam veteran.  It's not enough to touch the names on the Black Wall and remember.  Our finest tribute to our fallen dead would be to convince their sons that we were not Rambo and neither are they.
--from "Vietnam Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry"
 
A postcard Gus mailed to me from France.
 
    Who controls the past now controls the future
    Who controls the present now controls the past
    Who controls the past now controls the future
    Who controls the present now?
    Now testify
--Rage Against the Machine
"Testify"
 
  
 
 
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