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Laurel Krause

Laurel Krause is the co-founder and director of the Kent State Truth Tribunal. Her sister Allison Krause was killed at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970.

October 8th, 2012 7:09 PM

Re-Election Advice to President Obama: Go After the Baby Boomer Vote

Kent State Matters to Baby Boomers

Last week’s presidential debates President Obama had a lot on his mind, obviously concerned about his re-election yet maybe something else was going on behind the scenes in American leadership.

Offering President Obama a remarkable leadership opportunity that will ENSURE his re-election ~ Stand for BABY BOOMERS: Take the HISTORIC, CRITICAL, TIMELY & HUMANE route!

Mr. President: Go After, Woo & Earn the BABY BOOMER VOTE ~ Presto, chango!

Baby Boomer demographics cut across every socio-economic group, from wealthy to homeless, representing slightly more than one-fourth of the U.S. population.

Even though now moving into their ‘golden years’ many Baby Boomers are at the top of their game, remaining in positions of authority & control.

Baby Boomers continue to hold in their heart the hope of a more just & harmonious America. After all, AMERICAN BABY BOOMERS created the Woodstock Nation, the American anti-war movement along with shepherding in our electronic, social media age.

ENSURE your re-election by following this simple & morally-ethical election suggestion:


Baby Boomers felt it personally when four peacefully protesting students were murdered, nine wounded by US government gunfire at Kent  State on May 4, 1970.

Immediately following Kent State, many Baby Boomers were forced to flee & go underground from the FBI waging this anti-peace battle at Kent State. After government forces shot us down at Kent State & Jackson State, the FBI hunted us down for years.

More about this from Neil Young’s new book, Waging Heavy Peace:

“So anyway, we’re in Butano Canyon at Steve and Leo’s place, and the tragedy at Kent State had just happened. Time magazine had a picture of the girl, Allison Krause, after the National Guard had killed her and three other victims. We were looking at it together. She was lying there on some pavement with another student kneeling down looking at her, as I remember.

These people were our audience. That’s exactly who we were playing for. It was our movement, our culture, our Woodstock generation. We were all one. It was a personal thing, the bond we held between the musicians and the people of the culture: hippies, students, flower children, call them what you will. We were all together.

The weight of that picture cut us to the quick. We had heard and seen the news on TV, but this picture was the first time we had to stop and  reflect. It was different before the internet, before social networking, to say the least. So full of this feeling of disbelief and sadness. I picked up my guitar and started to play some chords and immediately wrote Ohio; four dead in Ohio. The next day, we went into the studio in LA and cut the song. Before a week had passed it was all over the radio. It was really fast for those times; really fast. All the stations played Ohio. There was no censoring by programmers. Programming services were not even around; DJs played whatever they wanted on the FM stations. We were underground on FM. There was no push-back for criticizing the government. This was America. Freedom of speech was taken very seriously in our era. We were speaking for our generation. We were speaking for ourselves. It rang true. The US government has still not apologized to the families of the fallen four of Ohio.

The band has gotten together for other political causes over the years, and I enjoy it. It’s always fun to hear the singing and feel the love and respect, and there is a lot of that. During the Iraq war, when CSNY went on the road singing the songs of my latest album, Living with War, and a collection of older songs that reflected politics and American life, we had a sense of the old purpose. But things had changed; we split our audience in half with that music rather than bringing it together. It was a sign of the times. We have been through a lot together: the Summer of Love, hell, distrust and hurt. Life. When we play now, our audience still feels it, like a candle that is flickering, like a sun that is setting. A fog is rolling in.

It is really all of our lives together.”

WATCH an extraordinary slideshow narrative from Neil Young’s new book, WAGING HEAVY PEACE, with emphasis on the May 4th Kent State massacre of 1970.

* * *

Mr. President, GUARANTEE your re-election by IMMEDIATELY OPENING an impartial investigation into the new evidence at Kent State.

Baby Boomers DEMAND Truth & Justice at Kent State!

Kent State: Was It About Civil Rights or Murdering Student Protesters? from ‘Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution’

Last year this time as #Occupy protesters faced violence from the state & law enforcement for PROTESTING, many Baby Boomers were aghast at what we saw, also realizing that our generational nightmare was getting ready to re-occur. No More Kent States

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