Skip to comments.Nov. 22, Now, just Another Day?
Posted on 11/24/2017 6:40:36 AM PST by urtax$@work
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 ..... Any FReepers notice how little was said about the anniversary this year of the Kennedy assassination ? I did not hear anything about it in the media till a night time talk show from San Antonio discussed it that night.
Actually, I am more upset by the loss of the great Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky who died Wednesday.
There was an article this week in the Daily Mail about the theory that the CIA hired Jackie Kennedy to kill JFK.
Well, it wasn’t a ‘big’ anniversary, like 50 years or anything. There were the usual rehashed documentaries on the history channels. I think the big reason is that the dump of all the new assassination documents earlier in the month kind of caused the usual chatter about the assassination to be exhausted a bit earlier this year.
I suspect that like many other things from the “before-times” (basically all of our history prior to the radicalism of the late 1960s), these items mean very little to an ignorant, increasingly foreign public.
So, who remembers McKinley?
I do! His murder was broomed under the carpet because an anarchist did it. Nowadays you’d wonder what would lead a president to ever visit Buffalo...
That has been the trend for several years now.
No, it’s not just another day, it’s my Anniversary. We are reminded every year that “did you know that’s the day Kennedy was assinated?”
Before railroads and highway systems, the waterways were primary means of transportation meaning river or canal cities like Cincinnati and Buffalo were of more importance than they are today.
I have to agree with your turn of phrase (the “before-times”), since the current MO of the Left is to categorize anything other than current accepted thought, as old and unworthy of contemplation.
“notice how little was said about the anniversary this year of the Kennedy assassination ? I did not hear anything about it in the media til......”
Even w/so many years of the JFK thing, books written, movies, etc. It has gone away in effect...and we are right back @ restart again.
Bad guys always prevail here @ Planet WTF!
It is slowly being forgotten, as has been D-Day and anything else that wasn’t experienced by the majority of the population. Now that I think about it, I didn’t even hear Don McLean’s “American Pie” - a song I have disliked since it was released - anywhere I was at over this past week.
Thirty years from now September 11 will have the same lack of recognition.
54 years isn’t one of the sexy anniversaries. And it also means that about 70% of the country wasn’t alive when it happened. Really at this point the most interesting part about the JFK assassination is that he was our last president to die in office.
I know; I was kidding. Having been to Buffalo (and several other rust-belt cities in the northeast), you can understand how critical they were to the manufacturing that made this country a superpower a century ago. I’m probably a dozen miles south of the Paterson falls here in NJ, where Samuel Colt manufactured guns. Today there is little left to indicate the impact these places had on the growth of our country.
Fine by me. Its been long enough hashing through the events of Nov 22, 63 every which way to Tuesday. Perhaps since it fell on the day before Thanksgiving this year was also a factor.
I think it has more to do with more people have no personal connection with the event than do. More than half of the population was born or at an age when they would remember the event. As someone else mentioned, who remembers McKinley?
Hey, watch it. Buffalo is really a wonderful place (If you don’t mind rough winters, crappy sports teams and repressive governments). And, Obama came here. No modern day Leon Czolgosz though.
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