Sunday, August 26

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Maybe (probably) you've seen this but I had not. So clever.


  1. Anonymous11:51 PM

    This is very good. I needed to refresh my memory about Bloody Sunday, and went to Wikipedia and found two articles, one called Bloody Sunday (song) and the other called Bloody Sunday (1972).

  2. Yes always the actual Bloody Sunday was the first Selma to Montgomery Alabama March where marchers were attacked by racist counter-protesters and by Alabama State troopers. The march went on a few days later when LBJ (whose amazing civil rights record is unfortunately overshadowed by Vietnam) called in the National Guard to protect the march. A seminal moment in the civil rights struggle and well worth the Google. Thanks.

  3. Anonymous12:40 AM

    I was thinking, BG, of the other Bloody Sunday, the one in Ireland. That's what I thought of when I listened to the Youtube video.

    I have become more aware, via American PBS films, of LBJ's contribution to civil rights, versus his involvement in the War in Vietnam.

  4. One can only imagine what side Dubya would have been on in 1965..... I think I know..... the legacy of movement conservatism and modern Republicanism..... the seeds of the Republican "Southern Strategy".


  5. Of course U2 is talking about the one in Ireland in the song.

  6. Anonymous10:37 PM

    a very strong statement, I think, linking Bush to the lyrics of that song--now, not in 1965, or in 1972.


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