It occurred to me this week, reading about the Republican sit-in in the Capitol basement, that today's Republican legislators are using tactics developed 50 + years ago by my contemporaries in the Vietnam era. This is not unprecedented: John Bolton led a gang of Republican operatives who descended on Miami in 2000 to stop the recount of Florida votes. Democratic Boomers either dropped out of traditional politics altogether or became respectable. Republicans, including many from Gen X, show the the same spirit, outlook and tactics that the SDS did back then. That in turn reminded me of one of the first posts I did here fifteen years ago, which follows.