Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Unvarnished Truth

Watching a documentary about the 1968 election on PBS. There's a brief mention of the assassination of RFK and a comment that a leader can be killed for "speaking out."  That gives the sense that Kennedy was murdered for opposing the Vietnam War or campaigning for the poor or some other liberal talking point. It's like the amount of time they spend in many a JFK documentary talking about how right wing Dallas supposedly was. 

Let's get down to brass tacks here, shall we?

John F. Kennedy was murdered by a Communist
Robert F. Kennedy was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

But neither of those advances the dialectic, do they?  If they are to have meaning, tragedies must be manipulated to serve political ends.

You might almost call it Fake News. 

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