Nov. 21, 2013 By Jack Jodell.
This Friday marks the extremely sad 50th anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy, the very popular 35th President of the United States. I have long maintained that JFK was killed at the very worst possible time for our country, and that his death had a profound impact on this nation whose effects are still being felt even to this day, five full decades later. His assassination has been marked with controversy and endless speculation, but it is clear that much of what followed in its aftermath – the escalation of Vietnam into a full blown, very costly war, the resultant student protests, growing cynicism and civil rights riots, the sisastrous presidency of Richard Nixon and the harm that Watergate produced, and maybe even the rise of reactionaryright as evidenced by the emergence of the ignorant and government-hsting Tea Party – ALL of these negative occurrences may have been entirely avoided had JFK lived to fulfill his agenda. Regretfully, we will never know for certain, and that is a real tragedy. There has been endless discussion about JFK’s sexual affairs. While I have no doubt that he loved sex and willingly engaged in extramarital activity, I find it very hard to believe that he was engaged in as many sexual trysts as many claim he was – there is absolutely no way he could have ever tended to the affairs of government had he been as preoccupied with sex as his detractors claim he was!
I have no doubt about one thing, though: JFK is definitely spinning in his grave to see how his sacred federal government has been largely discredited, dragged through the mud, and ground to a virtual halt by the new government-hating, Tea Party-infested, ractionary Repiblican Party. He would be dismayed to see all the political grandstanding and petty bickering that has come into being with the rise of the far right, and would be incensed to see that the blocking of judicial appointees and cabinet officials has become almost routinely commonplace among a hostile Congress which has simply grown much too powerful for its britches as well as for the good of the country. But I think he would be most upset at how our news media has deteriorated from covering serious issues deeply and broadly to instead immerse itself in superficial sensationalism, preferring to devote itself ro coverage of worthless losers like Florida’s George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman, you may recall, was recently acquitted of murdering the black teenager Treyvon Martin. Though a very suspiciously-chosen juryfound Zimmerman innocent, I have little doubt that Zimmerman was guilty as hell. He deliberately disobeyed the instructions of a 911 operator he had called to stay away from what he had described as a suspicious-looking black boy dressed in a hoodie. Instead, he began to follow and chase young Treyvon, eventually picking a fight with the young man and eventually shooting him dead at close range. At the resultant murder trial, I had no trouble reading the guilty look on Zimmerman’s face. However, the jury did and set this very guilty man free. Just as had happened in the O. J. Simpson murder trial of more than a decade earlier, a large segment of the public was stunned to see a Florida jury fail to convict an obviously guilty man of murder.
Since that trial only a few months ago, this immature and very maladjusted Zimmerman has been arrested several times for assaulting his soon to be ex-wife as well as his new girl friend. In rach casee, a weapon was involved as well as an attempt at violence or threatened violence. This wacko would then call 911 and report that HE was the one being assaulted rather than the one he was actually assaulting himself.
This evidently crazy misfit is well aware on ways to game the emergency rescue system. He has been terrorizing his women and there is always a contradiction between what he claims and what his women tell the police. Like the fictional Peanuts character Pigpen, there always seems to be a cloud of dirt and debis swirling all around him. This moron is either completely nuts or he is trying his best to win this year’s Bozo of the Year award. Regardless, he is wasting everybody’s time. from the police to the 911 operators to the media figures who report on this nonsense. This loser should simply check himself in to the nearest pschiatrist’s office and get himself out of everyone’s hair. Better yet, he should be locked in jail permanently. What a pathetic fame-seeking insecure jerk!