A tale from my misspent youth

I Nearly Lost My Virginity during a Protest at the Pentagon (NSFW)

Forty years later, it’s still a day I’ll never forget …

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  • A remorseful veteran breaks down in tears as he burns his old uniform.
  • A military officer approaching from the parking lot stops to answer some protesters’ questions … staying long enough to miss his meeting inside.
  • Another protester is interviewed for national radio news. She’s reciting facts about the world’s nuclear arsenals, when suddenly, the reporter decides he’s gotten his sound bite, and abruptly moves on.

“Make Love, Not War”

“Take off all your clothes and make love to me.”

  • There’s a line of police — in full riot gear, mind you — beginning to cart off those very same protesters one-by-one, in a big bus brought in just for the purpose.
  • And, oh yeah, she still has one arm handcuffed to the door of the Pentagon.
One of the most memorable experiences of my young life happened between frames 32 and 33.
  • Which state she was from (which turns out, is a long ways away from mine);
  • That she’d journeyed to D.C. with a group of friends
    … and that her husband wasn’t with them.

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