[sixties-l] Fwd: Re: provocateurs (The Dog)

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: 11/09/00

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    >From: "Al Giordano" <narconews@hotmail.com>
    >Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000
    >Subject: Re: provocateurs (The Dog)
    >  Andrew wrote:
    >  I certainly hope no *real* dog burnings ever took place "against the
    >war," but I really don't know.
    > >
    >This legend is based on a press conference
    >Abbie Hoffman once held on the steps of the
    >Massachusetts state house in boston. He had
    >a cute golden retriever, a container of "lighter
    >fluid" and a box of matches. He announced to
    >the press that in protest of the war he would
    >set the dog on fire. People were apparently
    >stunned as he took the "lighter fluid" (it had
    >been emptied of flammable material and replaced
    >with water) doused the dog as he pet it and
    >commented on how cute it was, and then stepped
    >back and lit a match.
    >The reporters started screaming, "No Abbie, don't
    >do it! Don't!"
    >Then he confessed it was water in the "lighter
    >fluid" container, doused the match with it, and
    >said, "see, you care more about the life of that
    >dog than about the children in Vietnam."

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