i am sorry but jfk era is not camelot

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by massdak, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. massdak

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    it is history reporting gone amuck, liberals have lied about historical times. jfk was a horrible husband to his wife and a horrible example to his children a very corrupt president, and would be as liberal as today's liberals because i believe he was a progressive liberal. if i hear the media mention camelot one more time i will throw up.
     
  2. BrianT

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    I feel the same way about you and the word "liberal". [​IMG]
     
  3. Baptist Believer

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    Actually, it’s more about popular culture than real history. The Camelot mythology began shortly after the JFK’s murder because of an interview of Jackie Kennedy. She and the reporter are primarily responsible for the creation of the myth. The disillusionment over the unpopular Vietnam War made the more “innocent” days before the war seem like something better than it was.

    Lots of people lie about lots of things – including conservatives.

    Yes. His father, Joseph Kennedy, set the low standards of fidelity for his children and many of them seemed to have sunk even lower than he did.

    Yes. Not only was he corrupt, but he also endangered national security with his womanizing and was being investigated for his sexual encounters with a woman who was a Soviet agent. If he had not been murdered in November 1963, there is a very good chance that he would have faced impeachment.

    His positions are fairly conservative by today’s standards. But then JFKs political positions seemed to be fairly flexible according to contemporary moods. There’s a decent chance he would be a poster child for the extreme left like his brother Teddy.


    Someone has already beaten me to it, but I also feel the same way about your use of the word “liberal”. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jim1999

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    I am not sure that this is the day to bring up the ilk about the Kennedy era or even of Kennedy himself, but try to remember the tragedy of that day. It was an event that was felt around the world.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Brett

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    I feel the same way about you and the word "liberal". [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]Hahaha, agreed!

    Also massdak, you have a shift key. Use it.
     
  6. Bob Farnaby

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    The original Camelot was always a fantasy too ...

    Regards
    Bob
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Don't get me wrong, it is tragic any time a young man is cut down in his prime leaving a wife and children, I would never belittle the tragedy of President Kennedy's death.

    However, as far as his part in history goes it was the only way he would ever have gone down as a great president. He had lost the Bay of Pigs fiasco, he was getting the US embroiled in Vietnam, his antics would have caught up with him. His death, in a sense, insured him historical immortality.
     

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