On this day. At the Coordinated Universal Time of 18:30 (UTC, as it is known to be abbreviated) in Dallas, Texas, more precisely on Elm Street, died the single most admirable U.S. President of modern times: second only to Honest Abe, overall.
JFK was assassinated fifty years ago, today
. And it seems like yesterday - even for those historians among us who weren't even born to this world back then...
He had meant to change things around - and it unsettled those who stood to lose a lot of liquidities, power and influence. And so, they came together and devised a plan to liquidate him...
who would dare to take away from the true controllers of society all that they hold dear.
One can never be so foolish - or so optimistic - as to think that he will be allowed to right all wrongs; to think that the avarice that drives some will subside for but one second, preventing them from committing the irreversible in order to preserve their temporary gains...
If there is one thing we can learn from both JFK's end as well as from Honest Abe's, it is that you cannot fight corruption: if you do aspire to, then you have to go all out and show no mercy whatsoever, as they will show you none either. You have to extirpate it, eradicate it, destroy it without a second thought. But, the thing is that you
are not meant to do that - at all. The only one who should do this is The One Who Knows All: so leave it to God to pass judgment, to separate the good harvest from all the rye grass out there, ever so abundant...
In 1963, there were concepts of good and evil: they seemed to be more well-defined, not as blurred into mere shades of grey as they are nowadays. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, a true leader of the free world, in a golden age era that made the White House garner an aura of Camelot itself... Hence, it was doomed to end tragically from the very start.
Never mind the fact that JFK was a very much flawed man (unfaithful, prone to mood swings, hyperactivity and impaired judgment, among others, but that was due to his many ailments next to no one knew about at the time... In fact, the drugs he was taking to be able to deal with Addison's disease, for instance, appeared to have the side-effect of increasing his virility, leading to all of his indiscretions throughout his presidency: it was that kind of a vicious circle.) JFK
wanted to set things right, as did his brother Bobby and as had Abraham Lincoln before them both: and each and every one, like them, were murdered for all of these good intentions.
On this most delicate of anniversaries, one that is of an event that truly shows the evil underbelly of the proud and once-mighty U.S. of A. and how the so-called ''leader of the free world'' is not free whatsoever, we cannot help but draw upon what some may call ''old news'' indeed - but hey, this is all about ''old news'' here, as this is the Saudades Blog
here: where we reminisce about recorded facts, the very facts that make up these ''old news'' and should therefore prevent history (bad
history, that is) from ever repeating itself... And yet it does - it always does, no matter what we do, no matter how much we indulge in reminiscing and in re-reading them ''old news'' over and over again... *sigh*
And so - we mentioned Honest Abe (his
assassination will reach the impressive number of a 150th anniversary on April 2015...) But this is all about JFK's anniversary now... However, the two of them are quite obviously intricately and irremediably linked and we cannot mention one without the other anymore: for both of them were assassinated just so that the evil powers-that-be, behind the scenes, continued to wield the power they would never relinquish in their lifetime... But they will: oh yes, they will, whether they want to or not, they will relinquish it all and pay for all the evil that they've done. One day... soon.
Hence, let us indulge in these ''old news'' - totally and completely, indeed... For, to do so, can only make us feel better in the present: giving us a sense of perspective much needed when we cannot decipher any semblance of an infinitesimal possibility for true justice in this world... For, where there is a sense of pre-ordinance, there can be found an iota, at least, of serenity and acceptance - for, if this was all pre-ordained to happen as it did, surely that means that there will be a reckoning, where everything that apparently went wrong will be set right - in due time.
And, perhaps, the two of them are sitting together, in an ethereal realm we do not fully comprehend yet -one where the energies that animated both, during their short stay in this world, ascended to- and they are themselves quite amused by all the clues that have been given out to us all, regarding the Greater Plan for them and all of us too, by association... For clues at the ones that follow exist for everyone: we have but to look for them, decipher them, understand them...
As the picture above (courtesy of FB) mentions,
both of these Presidents were eager to make changes
to certain practices that actually pre-date
even the USA's precious Independence Day
and, so, both of their presidencies as well:
the Federal Reserve banking system had existed,
as a rather-timid attempt to institute a system of
central banking, in 1791 for about 20 years...
Then, again, in 1816, until about 1836;
and young Honest Abe didn't see the honesty in it...
The privately-owned model of the ''Fed Res''
was eventually created in 1913
under its original charter for privately-owned
central banking - and JFK was looking into changing that,
most probably inspired by the following words on the subject
the third overall:
"If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up
around them will deprive the people of their property
until their children will wake up homeless
on the continent their fathers conquered."
It can be argued that both Lincoln and Kennedy
were murdered for having messed with THIS...
But there are so many other astounding links between the two:
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both of their wives lost children while living in the White House.
Both wives sat next to their husbands when they were assassinated,
being first-hand witnesses of this traumatic horror.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Both were shot with one bullet.
Both were rumoured to have been murdered
as the result of a vast conspiracy.
Neither will ever be confirmed to have been a conspiracy.
Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theater
Kennedy was shot in a card made by the Ford Motor Company
- the Ford Lincoln.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
Their first names both contain six letters.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names comprise fifteen letters.
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Both assassins were assassinated before their trials.
The only complete filming of Kennedy's assassination
was shot by Abraham Zapruder
The only complete account of Lincoln's assassination
was written by John Zelfindorfer.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was with friends
in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with his friend
Lincoln's last child, Tad, had his funeral held on July 16, 1871.
Later he was exhumed and moved to a different grave site.
Kennedy's son, JFK Jr. was lost at sea on July 16, 1999.
Later he was found, brought up, and then re-buried at sea.
JFK was survived only by his daughter, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
, now Mrs. Schlossberg, hence the name Kennedy ends there, as far as JFK's branch goes. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex-wife, Maria Shriver, is a cousin of the Kennedy Princess. Lincoln had only one of his four sons reach adulthood; however, his last undisputed descendent, grandson Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
, died in 1985. Actor Tom Hanks is a distant relation, though, through his Portuguese grandmother...!
Lincoln's assassin was killed by one Sergeant Boston Corbett
who acted on a self-righteous ''Providence-guided'' but direct orders-disobedient stance. This hero then perished in mysterious circumstances, in a fire, years later. Kennedy's assassin was murdered, we remember well, mere days after this sad date, by Jack Ruby
. The revenger eventually died from a fire too - one in his lungs: lung cancer, or more precisely pulmonary embolism. Both were never celebrated for having killed the vile murderer of a great President, for having carried out ''justice'' with their own hands: on the contrary...
There is a lesson to be learned there, as well...
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