Compilation of images of the 1960s by
Kat N. Nerdvana
Music: "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MGs
Movements seem big but they almost always start small. And probably don't seem as organized when they're happening, to those participating, as they seem when described by some people in hindsight... in a history book.
There were plenty problems with the antiwar movement. Participants questioned its effectiveness. The government infiltrated and instigated too. There were organizational problems, infighting, arguments on how to and who should do what. There was aggravation. Some people dropped out.
Many people, just like now - like always - didn't pay much attention and would rather everyone be quiet so everything could just be "normal" - because the government knows best. It was not all neat and tidy.
The movement did have a great effect on policies and funding of the war though... and the troops eventually came home. Yes, there were plenty problems with the Vietnam Antiwar Movement. It was though, the most successful antiwar movement in U.S. history.