Carl Oglesby died of lung cancer at his home in Montclair, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the age of 76.
As you can hear, above, from Carl's own words upon looking back at the 1960s, a view of the ongoing "Civil War" in this country was a metaphor he used. It was a foundation critique.
The Yankee and Cowboy battle is written in our history.
Many would see later that the Cowboys won when the scion of the relatively old-money (Rockefeller-aligned) Bush family moved to Texas and pretended to be a Cowboy so Bush the Younger had a chance of succeeding his father, Bush the Elder.
The sometimes covert, sometimes overt war between Yankees and Cowboys continues into the present, during 2012.
For most Americans, the insights today of Mitt Romney, for example, hardly ever look at the moderate Yankee background of his father, George Romney, and George's defeat at the hands of the Cowboy Richard Nixon. Few will examine closely the history revealed in the undermining of George Romney by his subtle rival Nelson Rockefeller.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama seems to be firmly entrenched as a Yankee Democrat, with ties to the Zbigniew Brzezinski camp.
Ask yourself, what are the real histories behind these current political candidates, and who are their advisors, their mentors, and their fiscal supporters?
Carl Oglesby was correct.