Did you know male lions sleep up to 18 hours per day?
How timely this speech still is today. Every now and again I wonder, had JFK not been shot, might the Iron Curtain have come down sooner? Would the world have been spared an untold number of wars and conflicts, caused by Anti-Communist hysteria in the US Military and Intelligence services, who preferred to put people like Saddam Hussein in charge, rather than leaving the elected governments of sovereign nations be?
We will never find out. What saddens me though, is that public discourse on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s murder prefers to focus on how pretty he and Jackie were in all their pictures. Or how many hundreds of women he may have slept with. God forbid somebody talk about what he stood for, what he believed in. No, we can’t burden the public with that. Let’s feed them some “reality” bullshit instead. Not only does that not require any work on our part, it’s also much easier to sell ads against.
If anyone still needed proof that mass media and those in charge of the political system (note that I didn’t say politicians) are working together to achieve the utter retardation of the electorate - globally - I believe the coverage of the anniversary of JFK’s assassination is it.
The Ataris - A Beautiful Mistake
Jim Jefferies, dealing with a guy who shouted a lame joke at him during last night’s show