Wednesday, November 22, 2006

43 years later

For Baby Boomers it’s not easy to get through any November 22 without being reminded of 1963, when the president was gunned down on the street in Dallas.

The gut-gnawing dissatisfaction with the official explanation of who killed 46-year-old President John F. Kennedy, and why, left a cynical stain on an American generation that entered adulthood already suspecting its government couldn’t be trusted.

Although Jack Kennedy was not the first American president to be assassinated, culturally, in many ways, it was an unprecedented situation because of television. More political leaders would be shot to death in the next few years.

Yet more reasons to distrust the official explanation of anything followed, as well.

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