Reading an article about the March on the Pentagon, which took place 50 years ago this week — October 21, 1967, to be exact — I came across the following quote from one Pat Graves, who was on the Army side that surreal day:

Before we departed, Bob Gregson’s [Army] company surged forward and captured a large yellow submarine. It measured approximately eight feet long, three feet wide and four feet tall at the conning tower. Its rounded wooden frame was made with two-by-fours, covered with stiff canvas painted yellow with red trim. The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” had become a rallying song for some anarchists. With an eye to history, Bob had his troops retrieve the craft for presentation to the Smithsonian. Unfortunately, his first sergeant had no appreciation of history and had it destroyed.

Also on that day, Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and the Fugs tried to levitate the Pentagon and performed a ritual exorcism according to the following program:

It does not appear to have worked, but it may be time to try again. Perhaps at the White House this time?

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