Dr. Benjamin Spock, March 2, 1969 – YouTube: virtually no views of this video! I knew Spock back in 1969. The FBI was hassling me all the time, the cops arrested me on false charges and tried to nail me with ‘causing a riot’ when they did the riot and not I, and then Spock announced he was running for President and I ran off to him and said, ‘Let me be your bodyguard!’ HAHAHA. An interesting year, that.
So few people know this information because it fits none of today’s thinking systems we have cooked up for ourselves. Some people hate Spock for asking parents to not beat up their kiddies like my parents liked whacking me hard…this is why I can be beaten on and not notice it except as some irritation.
Lest people forget, the 1968 election cycle was VERY violent. The outcome was nasty, too: Nixon became President. But then the 1972 election was INSANE! Nixon won by cheating!
In the 1972 United States presidential election, Spock was the People’s Party candidate with a platform that called for free medical care; the repeal of “victimless crime” laws, including the legalization of abortion, homosexuality, and cannabis; a guaranteed minimum income for families; and the immediate withdrawal of all American troops from foreign countries. In the 1970s and 1980s, Spock demonstrated and gave lectures against nuclear weapons and cuts in social welfare programs.
In 1972, Spock, Julius Hobson (his Vice Presidential candidate), Linda Jenness (Socialist Workers Party Presidential candidate), and Socialist Workers Party Vice Presidential candidate Andrew Pulley wrote to Major General Bert A. David, commanding officer of Fort Dix, asking for permission to distribute campaign literature and to hold an election-related campaign meeting. On the basis of Fort Dix regulations 210-26 and 210-27, General David refused the request. Spock, Hobson, Jenness, Pulley, and others then filed a case that ultimately made its way to the United States Supreme Court (424 U.S. 828—Greer, Commander, Fort Dix Military Reservation, et al., v. Spock et al.), which ruled against the plaintiffs.
Spock was the party’s 1976 nominee for Vice President.
Ah, the People’s Party! I did artwork for them. Made leaflets for Dr. Spock. He is gone now, alas. Why don’t people like him win elections? Note some of the similarities of his platform with things Trump and Sanders said they wanted! And we get…nothing much, do we?
Gays getting civil rights took forever and continues to be a battle, pot has grown in popularity and still is illegal in most places but not all places…alas, our military is everywhere and on the verge of causing WWIII at any hour of any day…that is the thing that is destroying us now.
Note that these changes are all at state level, not national level.
Not China, though their free trade deal is wrecking a lot, not the Muslims though they are trying their best with limited success, no, it remains the terrible shadow of WWIII and nuclear annihilation.
So, way back in the Stoned Age when I was still studying in school, Dr. Spock, my dear Dr. Spock ran for President. I explain Trump’s popularity which people confuse with supporting him, but Spock, I worked for him and asked everyone to vote for him which is a GIGANTIC difference.
He was a really, really nice man, very sweet and patient with children and animals. I know from first hand experience. When McGovern ran in 1974, I wanted him to win but alas, his loss was gigantic in that election, everyone else except a small handful, voted for Nixon who was obviously deep into Watergate at that point. So much for ‘peace candidates’.