Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Obligatory “Where Was I When…” Post

CNN, NBC, and NPR are both creaming themselves with touching, just touching, tributes to John F. Kennedy on this anniversary of his assassination. NPR even described Dallas as the “city of hate”, blaming JFK's death on racism. An opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle essentially blamed the assassination on a 60s-version of the Tea Party, dropping the inconvenient fact that Lee Harvey Oswald was a communist.

The term “adulation” applies to this situation, but what is being worshipped -  Kennedy, or the assassination?

Let me join in: when JFK was assassinated, I was in my mother’s womb. She might have heard words that sounded like “Sic Semper Tyrannis” coming from me. Not sure.