Friday, November 22, 2013


 Some flags flying at half-staff today; hard to believe it’s been 50 years since JFK was assassinated.
Still remember the whole school being brought into the cafeteria and being told that the President had been shot, then a bit later, had died in Dallas. Even at the age of 10, it was a traumatic event; even being that young (which was a lot younger then than it is now) you realized an earth shaking event had happened.
 So time goes by, and still no definitive answer as to who was behind the assassination. At least no answer that 99% of people can agree on. I’ve read quite a few alternate theory books, and some actually make as much sense as ‘the real’ events did.  Even the one that ‘proved’ it was an accidental shooting by one of the Secret Service agents following behind the President’s car.
 And in the back of my mind, every so often I wonder how things would be today if Kennedy had lived.
Would the world be such a crazy place that it seems to be; would politics be such a mess that it’s turned into?
Or would history be pretty much the same overall, with only the details slightly different? Is there an alternate universe where John Kennedy and his brother both lived and both had 8 year presidencies?
Beats the crap out of me…

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