22 November 2013

50 Years since the death of JFK

Fifty years ago today, John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Who killed him and why will be conspiracy theoried until the end of this current human civilisation, if not more, but it is clear that it is a defining moment in the 20th century.

If JFK had lived, it is possible that the US might have avoided being bogged down in Vietnam... but the Civil Rights movement might have taken longer to achieve its goals as he had difficulties getting the legislation through Congress. Also, what if his philandering came out?

Whatever happened or might have happened had it not occur, you have to feel for Jacqueline; even the Zapruder footage doesn't quite convey the pure horror of seeing your husband get shot in the head in front of you.

Rest in Peace, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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