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Both Political Conventions this Year are going to resemble what we saw 48 Years ago in Chicago when Street Riots and Protests broke out around the Democratic National Convention in Protest over the Vietnam War

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This election cycle is akin to one we watched 48 years ago


San Diego, CA, 07-08-2016 Friday: This election cycle is one in which, we see all sorts of insanity going on more so than ever; well, let me clarify that comment a moment, compadres, 1968 was a WILD time, the two political conventions that year were insane.  Add to that the fact that Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., died at the hands of assassins that year, too.  There was craziness everywhere, the war in Vietnam was at its peak what with the Tet Offensive earlier in the year, people were lost, listless, and they were seeking something new.  Change was in the air and no one knew who represented it best but were working hard actively to achieve something meaningful with which, to transform the world.
I was 28 years old at the time and like everyone else, Chicanos—that is what we called ourselves back then—were demanding OUR share of the civil rights the federal government sought to dole out to minorities.  As with the Black Panthers who dressed in black, we wore brown berets and took to the streets seeking someone to address and redress our grievances.  Leftwing agitators swirled among us inciting us onward, to climb to the pinnacle along with every other group with longstanding grievances. 
Women wanted equality and burned their bras in the streets making sure to do it in front of the leering TV cameras.  Black people, brown people, Native Americans, maybe even some Asians as well as some gays sought to achieve their share of the vaunted “American Dream.”  Many hoped it was a vast time of change while others sought to utilize the energy to their own ends but it all came to a head within and outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the Windy City of Chicago.
Vietnam was the big issue of the day and the Antiwar Movement was marching in streets and on college campuses from one end of the United States to the other.  Many minority members and leaders felt the war was a way in which, the wealthy—remember the American Aristocracy and Royalty and of the Serfs-Peons-Peasants whom I spoke of yesterday—could eliminate those of us they considered ‘undesirables.’ 
We felt the government unfairly drafted those of us from inner cities, barrios, and from rural America.  Yes, not just black and brown Americans went overseas to fight Asians but also poor whites from the heartland of the nation and others the government considered ‘expendable.’  Casualty rates among our varied groups were high, much higher than for the affluent members of our society because they could find a way to opt out of service.  They could marry someone and have some kids or they could go to a college or university and maintain their grades.  As for the rest of us?—well, it was a trip to Vietnam and an unwinnable war to fight. 
I have to say that because of my age, the government spared me.  Being 28, I was not exactly what Uncle Sam wanted as he sought men aged 18-21 at most.  The young are best equipped to leave home and to fight a war, because they do not yet know the risks or have their feet set in concrete and the government can more easily mold their minds.  It is far easier to indoctrinate the young to go out and kill fellow human beings by feeding them all sorts of lunacy with which, to kill or be killed, than it is with older men who have their heads on ‘straight.’
I felt guilty for a long time as some of my family members answered the summons, went to basic training and then headed off to do their year in Southeast Asia.  Some of them re-upped for second and third tours because they thought that what they were doing had purpose, that it was up to them to keep “America safe’ from threats both foreign and at home. 
On the home front, 1968 was going to be a referendum on the war in Vietnam.  The Democrat Party found itself riven by pro-war forces represented by Lyndon Baines Johnson’s administration and antiwar factions seeking an exit from the war and a stop to the killing.  Forces gathered both within and without the convention halls and riots soon broke out in the street. 
It was horrendous and it left the Democrat Party scarred for decades, the sight of police battling raging mad Yippies in the street.  For those of you who do not know, ‘Yippies’ were the radicalized political arm of the Hippies, the peace-loving, drug-addled losers.  It was all-out war between the Doves and the Hawks, antiwar against pro-war and it was ugly as hell.
We see something similar happening now in the country although it is not the same as what we saw in 1968.  We expect, however, that there is going to be violence in the streets, both in Cleveland for the GOP and in Philadelphia for the Dems.  Protesters from across the country and around the world—all funded by scumbags such as George Soros and other leftwing communist thugs—are going to descend on both cities and wreak havoc across their streets. 
I fear it is going to be something akin to what those of us old enough to remember and probably even worse because people care little to nothing about whom they hurt and even kill.  We are living in a time of anarchy, where faceless rabble-rousers don their Guy Fawkes masks, then go out, and heave concrete chunks, cinder blocks, fecal material and urine at those with whom they disagree.  I hope no one is going to suffer serious injuries but we sure as heck know many will and possibly even might die.  To die for what—to make a statement for eight bucks an hour.
Simultaneously, we find ourselves fighting the longest war in American history and on Wednesday, President Obama said he was not going to pull out as many troops as he thought he once would.  Things in Afghanistan have continued getting worse while ISIS continues insinuating itself into nations around the world.  Granted, we do not watch the War every single night on network news like the one we did during the Vietnam War but you can bet many people now find themselves outraged over the fact that we will continue fighting overseas.
I fear we are in dark and dangerous times, mis amigos, because neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is capable of dealing with the vast problems facing the nation.  Oh, I do expect Trump could do a better job of it, but whoever wins the White House—like it or not—is going to have to hit the ground running.  We face threats from across the globe and have never been in more danger than we now are so we must select the best person we can for the job—Donald Trump. 
The reason I choose Trump over Hillary is that the latter is a crook while the former knows how to manage people and businesses.  Oh, to heck with what Barack Obama and Madam Clinton says about Trump, both of them are responsible for the mess in which, we now find ourselves.  We simply cannot elect someone who plays fast and loose with America’s secrets because she and her husband only care about themselves and their vast pool of wealth. 
Whatever happens, I hope people remain calm and that the law enforcement that is going to stand outside both conventions is able to remain cool, calm, and to keep order.  If they do not, not only will America see our disharmony, so will the rest of the world and our enemies can reach us much easier than they could 48 years ago.  We know we have agents from across the world, mostly from hostile countries and actors but also our homegrown radicalized idiots whom the education system has corrupted. 
I know I will be sitting at home watching both conventions on television, hoping that nothing out of the ordinary happens to either one or to the nation.  Still, we have numerous terrorist attacks in recent months that tell us our freedoms are fragile and that a flash in the skies above or in the blink of an eye on the ground could destroy them. 
In conclusion, let us pray for peace and yet gird ourselves for the potential battle to come.  I may be old but I sure as hell am not stupid and will prepare for whatever it is I feel I must as I hope you will, too.
Nos vemos!           
Thank you,
Pedro Munoz
Executive Chef Pedro Munoz
CEC, American Culinary Federation, Inc.


This is a photo of me at an awards dinner in San Diego for the Chefs de Cuisine in 1978.  I began my culinary career in the 1950's and had the good fortune of working with many different chefs before meeting my good friend, Stinkbug, in the mid 1980's in Bakersfield. I am still working part-time in my semi-retired years in my hometown in San Diego, CA.
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TODAY IN HISTORY—JULY 08, 2016:


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  1. 951: The city of Paris is founded.
  2. 1099: During the First Crusade, Christian soldiers marched around the occupied city of Jerusalem before launching their attack.
  3. 1497: Vasco de Gama departs Lisbon, Portugal, bound for India around the Horn of Africa.
  4. 1608: Samuel de Champlain established the first French settlement in the area of Quebec.
  5. 1654: The first Jewish colonist to arrive in the American Colonies, Jacob Barsimmon, arrives in Manhattan
  6. 1663: King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
  7. 1693: The City of New York authorized the first uniforms for police officers.
  8. 1709: Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, Ukraine, which effectively ended the dominance of Sweden and brought to an end its empire.
  9. 1758: During the French and Indian Wars (the Seven Years War), British and Colonial troops assault the French and Native American fortifications at Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
  10. 1776: Colonel John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  11. 1777: Vermont becomes the first state to abolish slavery and permits male suffrage.
  12. 1792: France declares war on Prussia.
  13. 1796: The United States State Department issues the first passports to citizens heading abroad.
  14. 1797: The U.S. Senate rules against Senator William Blount of Tennessee in the first impeachment and trial of a U.S. official and expels him immediately.
  15. 1800: Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse inoculates his son with the first cowpox vaccination in England.   
  16. 1815: Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  17. 1833: Russia and Turkey sign a mutual defense treaty.
  18. 1853: An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.
  19. 1861: Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley becomes commander of the New Mexico Territory’s Rebel forces.
  20. 1870: The U.S. Congress authorizes the control and the issuance of trademarks.
  21. 1876: In Hamburg, South Carolina, white supremacists attack black Republicans killing 5 of them and wounding others.   
  22. 1889: The Wall Street Journal began publishing on this date in history.
  23. 1892: At Worcester, Massachusetts, the founding members organize the American Psychological Association.
  24. 1907: Florins Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies” on the roof of the New York Theater.
  25. 1919: President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after returning from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
  26. 1923: Republican President Warren G. Harding becomes the first sitting president to visit Alaska.
  27. 1943: On the fourth day of the massive tank-and-air battle at Kursk, in the Soviet Union, German Field Marshal Walter Model commits the last Axis tank reserves in a desperate bid to win the battle.
  28. 1944: Future Allman Brothers Band drummer, Johnny “Jaimoe” Johnson is born on this date.
  29. 1949: Famed future chef, Wolfgang Puck, was born in Austria on this date. 
  30. 1950: President Harry S. Truman named General Douglas McArthur commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea; however, the president had to sack the general nine months later due to his insubordination in that he almost caused nuclear war between the U.S. and China and Russia.
  31. 1960: The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers, whom the Russian military shot down in his U-2 spy plane, with espionage. 
  32. 1962: Just after midnight local time, Alitalia Flight 771, a DC-8, crashed as it was approaching Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing all 94 people on board it. 
  33. 1968: The Egyptian and Israeli Armies conduct artillery duels along the Suez Canal.
  34. 1997: NATO invites Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the organization.  
  35. 2003: Sudan Airways Flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, resulting in the loss of 116 people.
  36. 2007: Boeing launches its newest aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
  37. 2011: Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off to conduct the final mission of the NASA space shuttle program.      
  38. 2013: Pope Francis condemns the “Global indifference" to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe; he honors them in a mass held on Lampedusa, the largest island of the Italian Pelage Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.  Elsewhere, the mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins as it makes way to its destination and drives to Mount Sharp.
  39. 2014The U.S. Federal Reserve announces that it will end its current monetary policy of quantitative easing by ceasing bond purchases after October of this year.
  40. 2015: According to Brainy History, nuclear talks between Iran and Western nations fail to conclude by today's extended deadline, leading both sides to agree to another extension; Iran seeks removal of all U.N. sanctions in exchange for limitations on its nuclear development activities.   
 



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