“Ohio” was one of the great protest songs of the Vietnam War era. The song was drawn from the famous incident involving students and Ohio National Guardsmen at Kent State University in Ohio. Three and four years ago our leadership sold the citizenry on the idea of pre-emptive war. This was the war on terror. Instead we’ve discovered that once again, war is terror. It doesn’t matter whose side your on, war is proof of man’s inhumanity to himself.
Here are Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performing this classic in a concert from 1974 at Wembley Stadium. I read recently that there is an increase of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) among Vietnam veterans. It seems that images of this war are overstimulating veterans of my generation and causing them to relive the horrific experiences of Vietnam. In honor of veterans then and veterans now I’m sharing this clip of CSNY performing Ohio. Peace.