Monday, April 30, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2041, April 30th, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy, Junior. Kennedy co-hosts Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated American radio program. He founded the Waterkeeper Alliance and is a professor of environmental law at Pace University School of Law. He is also a senior attorney for the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council. 


I’m not a big tweeter. I try to give short opinions on Twitter but looking after LuLac and not being on the scene of major events because of a limited schedule doesn’t permit it. But Twitter is a fascinating tool that one can mine for some pretty incredible nuggets. Take this one from the son of the late Robert Kennedy. If you ever have the opportunity to hear Robert Kennedy Junior in person, or watch him on TV, do it. Kennedy’s take on such subjects as energy, law and the environment, at least to me, are spellbinding. Yesterday, Robert Kennedy Junior tweeted on a historical even that is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year, the Cuban Missile crisis. 
Take a look at this: Robert F. Kennedy Jr‏@RobertKennedyJr 
On the day he died, Uncle Jack was planning detente w/ Cuba. 
Think about this. If JFK was planning détente with Cuba, what a different world this would be. Kennedy might have neutralized Cuba on a defense basis in terms of weaponry, might have lured them away from the Soviet Union and possibly could have brought hints of democracy to Cuba. That might have shortened Castro’s reign. Or it might have given Castro the chance to remain a leader but loosen his leash on his people. Castro was all about the deal. For all of his revolutionary rants, Castro was about Castro. In another area of what might have been, let’s take a look at the conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination. How ironic would it have been for the mafia to kill Kennedy (that’s one of the theories) when he was going to reach out to Castro and possibly in the long term restore commerce and tourism to the island nation. Wasn’t it the mob that benefited from those casinos and took a beating when Castro overthrew the previous regime? Or how ironic would it have bee for Castro to be behind the death of Kennedy when the man he was murdering was in fact planning to reach out to him? Kennedy knew Kruschev lost face and if a new regime took over (as it did in 1964 with Leonid Breshnev) they were not going to be generous with Castro in any way. They’d appease him, give him a few bones but not let him grow and prosper. Because of that, Castro had to rule with an iron fist. These are only conjectures but truly fascinating on the never ending story of what might have been had John Kennedy not been shot that day in Dallas. And this speculation comes from knowledgeable second generation members of the Kennedy family. Look for more discussion as we creep toward October in this 50th anniversary year of the Cuban Missile crisis.


At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

I recall vividly the dark day that President Kennedy met his fate. I was in a bookstore during a luncheon break when word of mouth began to spread. By that evening, the world had changed.
Now, as far as RFK, Jr., we must remember that he was a mere child when these events occured. How on Earth could he possibly know more than most historians???
John Kennedy was a cold warrior. This is a fact. He was NOT the kumbaya/flower power President that the long haired hippies idolized/missed during the turbulent mid/late sixties. This is pure myth--and as they say: if you don't like the truth, speak the fiction and it becomes the truth.
I also take exception to Mr. Yonki's portrayal of Fidel Castro. From what his paper states, the only reason Castro was brutal was because the Soviet Union gave him little choice. This is pure poppycock. Fidel Castro is a monster, open and shut case. Granted, not a monster on the level of a Hitler or a Stalin--but a monster nonethless who is responsible for the deaths and imprisonment of thousands of his innocent countrymen. End of story.
Finally, I would like to touch onto the story of the so called conspiracy surrounding the Assassination.
Lee Oswald was a decorated marksman in the U.S. Marine Corps. If anyone has actually seen the view from the sixth floor of the Dallas book depository, you come to realize that Kennedy was not very far a distance. Any shooter worth his salt could have hit the target.
Whole careers have been established on this silliness. Authors such as Mark Lane (may he rest in peace) and David Lipton have had one occupation for decades: disputing the facts of JFK's demise with silly "full of holes' evidence.
There is no question that Kennedy was a liberal on domestic issues. There is equally no question that he instituted the largest peace time military draft ever. Increased the amount of ICBM's tenfold. Took the first serious steps in our involvement in Vietnam. The list goes on and on.
NOt exactly a flower child/hippie/peace love President that exists in the minds of so many of you ingrates.
I'll forgive JFK for Medicare and Manpower Training programs along with so many others...simply because he was a strong pro military leader.
Something to think about this morning....
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

When you think of all the various conspiracies as to who killed Kennedy, they go all over the spectrum.
The Mafia

The John Birch Society

The Russians

Cuban Nationals

My own opinion is that in the end we fail to accept that such a loss can have been accomplished so simply. By one man.
Lee Oswald was a wacko loser wife beater. He brought the rifle to work that morning explaining to a co worker that the wrapped death weapon was "curtain rods".

Everytime a conspiracy theorist comes up with evidence it always gets rebuked.

Oswald was even exhumed in 1981 to verify whether the body in the coffin was actually his or a Russian agent. Surprise, it was Lee Harvey.

although the title escapes me, former Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi had published a book a few years back rebuking all of the assassination theories. A good read. and a waker uper.

At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taken together: two good posts.

It really amazes me that "some people" insist on rationalizing bad behavior, whether inhuman, illogical, brutal, irrational, or just exhibiting rectal-cranial inversion in social situations.

It all gets in the way of dealing with it.

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I truly cant believe that this hony professor has gone so far as to not have the ability to understand how a nephew of President Kennedy would not have been part of many family discussions with regard to his uncle presidency. He did have a father within the administgration and Senator Ted was certainly old enough to have had many conversations with his brother Bob, This idiot professor would do well to keep his idiot thoughts to his idiot self.

I want to make myself clear, this is the first post by the idiot that I actually read from beginning to end simply becuase of the subject.


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