Did anyone else besides me watch that TV special on John F. Kennedy Jr the other night? Hmmm. Not sure what to think about it. Why are they showing it to us now? Maybe I’m being a bit paranoid (again) but it appeared to be the ultimate masterpiece of public-relations propaganda—American style.
The docudrama went out of its way to make two very urgent points. First, that JFK Jr was intelligent, energetic, good-looking, charismatic—and could easily be elected to any office in the nation. Definitely in the White House by 2016!
The second point was that JFK Jr was a truly lousy pilot, extremely bad, reckless beyond belief. “Pilot error!” And yet at some point in the docudrama they actually showed us a radar-generated diagram of the John-John’s plane suddenly dropping almost straight out of the sky, almost as if it had been hit by a bomb. Come on, guys. JFK’s piloting couldn’t have been that bad.
All this docudrama achieved was make me want to go back and read several copies of John Jr’s George magazine. What the freak might he have said in there to piss somebody off? And if so, then who?
Of course our wonderful Bobby, Martin and John got assassinated. We all know that. Happy MLK’s birthday everyone. Do you honestly think they would have named a holiday after MLK had he lived? Hell no.
He’d be rotting in some federal maximum-security prison like the one that Leonard Peltier has been rotting in for the last 44 years—for a crime he clearly didn’t commit.
No one in power wants Leonard Peltier out of jail. “But why not,” you might ask. “Is it because he is charged with killing two FBI agents?” No. It’s because, according to a friend of mine who just visited Pine Ridge, “Things are really bad up on the reservation right now. Poverty and alcoholism are rampant.”
The last thing that the elite .001% want is to have a heroic icon like Leonard back on The Rez, trying to make things better. It’s bad enough that they had all those water-protector demonstrations at Standing Rock, right? Why add Leonard to the mix.
And who knows for sure but. . . . If Bobby, Martin and John hadn’t been assassinated and JFK Jr hadn’t mysteriously died, there probably would never have been that horrifying “war” on Vietnam that murdered 50,000 American soldiers in defense of a lie, or that ugly “war” on Central America that is even now driving asylum-seekers to our borders by the thousands.
There might never have been any debilitating 2008 housing crash, no painful Reagan downsizing, no Trump government shutdown, no sloppy Bush “second Pearl Harbor” and “wars” on Afghanistan and Iraq, no disastrous Clinton NAFTA and no obscene Obama “wars” on Syria and Libya, all of them wreaking havoc on both America and the world and selling us all out. Plus there surely would have been a Green New Deal twenty years ago, back when we still had a chance to save the human race from extinction.
The global elite top .001% are terrified of those kinds of heroes. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, watch your back.
PS: I wanna color outside the lines too! Do you? If so, then the first small step you can take is to close your bank account with Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CitiBank, etc., tomorrow morning—and open up an account with your local credit union instead. The global elite hate stuff like that.
PPS: Happy Martin Luther King birthday (again). Now there was a man who knew how to wield a Crayola—outside the lines!
Jane Stillwater is a freelance writer who hates injustice and corruption in any form but especially injustice and corruption paid for by American taxpayers. Her latest book is “Road Trip to Damascus.”