Thursday, November 21, 2013

JKF and Innocence

Part of the JFK mythology is that the country lost his innocence with his assassination. That caught my attention on the front page of yesterday's Charlotte Observer, which said that Kennedy's 1960 visit to Charlotte was a "more innocent time." I disagreed and got cranky:

We were innocent babes and he was going to lead us to the promised land. The mythology is really, really strong.


Fnarf 7:18 PM  

People always say this about stuff that happened when they were young. Yeah, it WAS a more innocent time -- I was five years old! I have an uncle who's always going on about how much simpler life was in the 30s, when he was a small child. No doubt, dude.

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