A Legacy of John Kennedy
The US in 1960s was in big confusion.
It had the first Catholic President who was assassinated so badly. It confronted the Cuban crisis, which had a long influence on its diplomatic policy. Its African American leader who won a Nobel Prize was assassinated badly. A brother of the assassinated President was also killed during his presidential campaign. The US military sent 500,000 soldiers to South Vietnam. But it finally succeeded in sending astronauts to the moon.
However after the Vietnam War ended for the US and the Watergate Scandal emerged and ended with President Nixon being forced to resign, the US entered a rather peaceful and boring era till the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Along with collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the US proceeded to a new growth era riding on the personal computer boom and subsequently the Internet boom.
Anyway, the turmoil of 1960s suddenly ended in the US through the anti-Vietnam War movement which was of course put an end to with the withdrawal of the US troops from South Vietnam. But where had the dangerous momentum in the US society gone, leaving the remains of JFK, MLK, and RFK?
The answer seems to have been the Vietnam War.
Those who killed JFK, MLK, and RFK seem to have been all satisfied with big money they got by participating in business related to the Vietnam War. Those dangerous guys behind the assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK must have greatly benefited from the wartime boom. As they had become so rich, they must have come not to mind advance in society of African Americans.
Indeed the US Government paid $111 billion for the Vietnam War, which can be converted to the current value of $686 billion. So, those behind those assassinations must have been lucratively paid or accumulated profits. In addition, the War led to wider contamination of the US society by drugs. Even the Mafia and other gangsters enjoyed the boom. They had probably no need to assassin a US President, a civil right movement leader, or a Presidential candidate who were against those being engaged in Mafia business covering Chicago to Cuba, illegal profit making, unlawful manipulation of political power, unfair business with the defense-related industry.
In other word, the Vietnam War must have made rich enough those having played decisive roles in the era of assassinations of 1960s to change their lifestyle. And, finally President Nixon was forced to resign after the Vietnam War in a disgraceful manner while his main concern looked like something related to the era of the JFK Presidency.
But, history might still hide some linkage between the era of 1960s and present days. So, I will not be surprised even if it has become clear that the success of Barack H. Obama depends on a legacy of John F. Kennedy.
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Act 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
Act 11:22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
Act 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.