Turns out that not long after he got there he had to supervise the arrest of a 70-something priest who, dressed as a clown, got into the missile sites to protest. (He'd done it in the past, served time, and was back. Let's just say he was expected.) My son said he was really polite, fwiw.
At 75 he continues his crusade against nuclear weapons at missile silos across the United States, armed with a hammer and a pair of bolt cutters. He usually wears a clown suit, in homage, he says, to St. Paul’s words: “We are fools for Christ’s sake.”
Though his actions are mostly symbolic — the authorities have always seized him before he could damage a live missile — he has spent half of the last three decades in state and federal prisons.
Robert McNamara: [about Castro] I said, "I must have got the translation wrong." So I asked him three questions. One--did you know there were nuclear warheads in Cuba? Two--would you have recommended to Khrushchev to use nuclear missiles in the event of an American invasion of Cuba? And three--what would have happened to Cuba? He said, "One--I knew the missiles were there. Two--I would not have recommended it, I did recommend it! And three--we would have been totally obliterated".
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