Friday, November 23, 2012

49 YEARS AND STILL WAITING














I’m one of that generation who gave up on the concept of democracy when JFK was gunned down in Dealey Plaza 49 years ago today, except I’ve always had my own spin of the deal. When they shot Jack – CIA style – that was tragic, but when Jack Ruby took out Lee Oswald – Mob style – I knew instinctively something was wrong. Very wrong.. 

“November 22 marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The memory of the tragedy in Dallas seems to be fading in America's collective consciousness. Few people younger than myself (I'm 54) have any memory of the day it actually happened. 9/11 has certainly replaced 11/22 as the time stamp of American catastrophic angst. Yet the JFK story still acts as a gravitational vortex in America's pop culture galaxy. ABC News released of audio tapes of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conversations shortly after her husband's death. The factually grounded but over the top Jesse Ventura blamed JFK's assassination on "the same old military industrial complex  " Stephen King published a time-travel epic called November 22, 1963. Bill O'Reilly wrote an uncharacteristically wimpy JFK book. And next year, Tom Hanks plans to release a big-budget assassination drama called Parkland, the hospital where JFK died. In this media spectacle, the Internet is a mixed blessing. The Web keeps the JFK story alive by providing a platform and audience for ever more fantastical theories about the death of the 35thpresident. More constructively, the Web has made the government's troubling records about JFK's death available for the first time to millions people outside of Washington and the federal government. I believe this diffusion of knowledge is slowly clarifying the JFK story for everybody.” (Click here for more)

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3 comments:

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

lets not pretend JFK was a knight in shining armour..with a fortune that runs into tens of millions..the Kennedy clan can write their own history ..Joe Kennedy sr JKK's, old man. if not a mob man..sailed very close to the wind..with friends like Frank Sinatra..wot do u think..??
..who killed Cock-Robin..??
why that's easy..LBJ..the man with most to gain _

Mr Jones said...

Never really grasped the post-mortem elevation of JFK to thwarted saviour of the world, let alone the USA. Elected largely by his family's money and their highly dubious connections, talked the usual talk about USA, Freedom and Apple Pie, (and granted, also walked the walk over the Cuba crisis), stepped up the traditional paranoia against the encroaching Red Menace in far-away places, and screwed around as a perk of the job. Ultimately, probably another victim of a gangland killing.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

Mr Jones..your off the boil with the Cuba Crisis..13 days that shook the world..the Russians stepped back, to fight another day..JFK would have taken us to the edge of heaven, or is that the gates of hell..??