We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The JFK Assassination New Orleans Connection
To me, the most interesting part of this rambling article is the part where she writes about her experience in 1970 as a 16 year old runaway and meeting people with direct connections to the JF Kennedy assassination. This experience obvious spurred her on to dig up a lot of the confusing and conflicting details, alleged and factual, related to this event.
In sharp contrast to recent TV programs on the assassination, this article captures many of the inconsistencies of the reports from eye-witnesses, police, and local and federal agencies. I well remember most of these events and the bewildering conflicting reports that finally were reduced to the totally unbelievable story published by the Warren Commission and has now entered US history books.