The shooting at Kent State (1970)
“When the national guardsmen got to the top of the hell all of a sudden there was just a quick movement , a flurry of activity, and then a crack or two cracks of rifle fire, and I thought, Oh my God! I turned and started running as fast as I could. I don’t think I got more than a step or two and all of a sudden I was on the ground. It was just like somebody had come over and given me a body blow and knocked me right down. The bullet had entered my left heel and had literally knocked me right down.”
As Tom grace describes the horrific events of Kent state shootings of innocent college students who were protesting against the Cambodian campaign by the President Nixon. This quote represents the immoral actions by the Nixon government. Government seems to care none for the people and rather was busy with re-electing the President. The Shootings were a result of Nixon’s Cambodian Campaign, and the victims were mostly the college students who were protesting against invasion of Cambodia.