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  •  Ah, another member of the "Kennedy cult" (0+ / 0-)

    Evidently, there's a move underway by the establishment to smear JFK.

    That op-ed piece is as deceitful as anything that appears in the NY Times. It doesn't mention that getting the Nuclear Test Ban treaty passed was a tremendous personal achievement of Kennedy's, or his NSAM 263, which ordered disengagement from Vietnam. Johnson countermanded that after Kennedy's assassination. Instead of looking at the actual history, that NY Times hack blames JFK for the Vietnam War.

    •  how sad. (0+ / 0-)

      Although I don't consider myself a blind follower of Kennedy, because I was so young, and never interested in politics until 4 years ago actually. But, there was such a palpable sense of loss. I could never put my finger on it, but maybe it was the collective unconscious around me that I was feeling. There was a real sense of loss that seems to have stayed with me all these years.

      I was not aware of any smear movement, yet i am not surprised. "They" seem to want to set us back centuries. Take away women's rights, turn our government into a theocracy, and destroy our symbols of freedom and sanity and descency.

      Every day, I get a little sadder.

      I think the country is going to start to come together into small groups, communities if you will, that are like minded. We will have to rely on each other, and just live the best we can within our common values and resources and future visions for the area we inhabit.  I don't think our country can survive on a national scale any longer. Even at state level it is so corrupt.  You can't trust the people you vote for because once they are out of eye contact with their constituents, they do whatever the hell they want. They don't feel responsible or answerable to the people who put them in office. So, how does government expect to work?

      I know these are late-evening, naive thoughts. But, I just don't see it ever getting better.

      “Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”-Aristophanes

      by karma13612 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 07:14:00 PM PDT

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