Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Shots Heard Around The World

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your JFK post, what a contrast with the current occupant.

Allan said...

Tipping point:

"The critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development."

Forty-nine years ago today our lives were forever changed as a cross-fire of shots rang out across Dealey Plaza, a few yards past the Texas School Book Depository. From then, from Vietnam to the Patriot Act, our leaders chose a dark and somber path for not only us in America, but for the entire world.

I don't pretend to know where he may have led us, led the country, the world, had he lived. But I am pretty sure the course of history would have not have landed us here.

This date and time will always be remembered, not just for what was, but for what could have been.

A

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Allan, he was something special. Happy Thanksgiving

Roger Austin said...

Amazing speech.

President Garfield said that the truth would set us free....but first it would make us miserable.

Rudyard Kipling wrote an amazing poem in the aftermath of WWI. In it he offers a plausible explanation why we often prefer fiction to the truth.

http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/legend_of_truth.html#.UKQXRtrpSto.email