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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:48 AM

18. The assassinations of JFK, MLK, Jr., and RFK tilted everything rightward, and it's never recovered.

Those shattering events occurred during my lifetime, and as I get older, I believe that butchering of a generation of strong, charismatic, liberal world-movers really began the country's descent onto the ever-sinking path it's on today. (I'm not getting into whether nor not those killings were orchestrated in some way; I'm just focusing on the ripple-effects they caused, no matter who acted/or not and may have conspired/or not.)

The erasure of those three leaders gave us an escalated Vietnam (for big private profit), turmoil and understandable rage in our inner cities, corruption in the highest levels of government, unrest on campuses and within families, etc. There was a brief stopover in the insanity when Jimmy Carter served, but Nixon's old boys knew how to get Ronald Reagan into office.

I'd go on, but you get the idea. It's damned disheartening at times. Gotta keep the faith.

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