Sunday, August 30, 2009

the kennedys

The Kennedys
The story goes that Ted Kennedy was sitting outside the Senate chamber, crying.Sen. Orin Hatch, a very conservative Mormon, sat down behind him.After a few minutes, Hatch told Ted, “Let’s work together (perhaps meaning the SCHIPProgram).They built a strong personal friendship, transcending political ideology.At least 44 Senators attended the Boston services, attesting to EMK’s charisma.The ceremonies yesterday were a great learning moment. I suspect many of the 18-30 yr. old millennials became acquainted with JFK, RFK, Jackie and the symbolism of the eternal flame for the first time. We are formed by the decade that we come-of-age. For me, it was the 60ies. It was the best and worst of times.JFK had a tremendous impact on me. I became a political junkie in grammar school; had a temporary illusionary belief that I was JFK; and married a young Jackie look- alike.I showed my grammar school classmates the Time cover of RFK that I sent to the AG ,and that he sent it back,signed.I watched RFK and Hubert Humphrey debate in the Senate during my time in Wash. Ol’ Hubert looked up to gallery, waved to me, while RFK smiled, but failed to wave. He wouldn’t do that,but Ted would have.I also became an assassination conspiratorialist.JFK’s murder was a conspiracy. The best, and most recent, books on this are the two by Thom Hartmann and Lamar Waldron, Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy. These books describe the JFK/RFK plans for a coup against the Castro brothers, scheduled for Dec. ’63. The plans were infiltrated by organized crime, and turned against JFK in Dallas.RFK’s murder was a conspiracy. There were too many shots fired in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen, and Sirhan was not in the position to shoot RFK behind the ear.Two recent books make a case that Aristotle Onassis was the bag man for the murder (see Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys by Peter Evans and Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story by C David Heymann. )In Nemesis, the author has witnesses to Onassis’ confession that he paid to have RFK hit. Aristotle could not marry Jackie as long as RFK was alive.The assassination conspiracy community has accumulated voluminous data on both these murders.It is now time to come together and file legal murder charges in both of these cases. There is no statue of limitations on capital murder.

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