Writing in the New York Times, a native of Dallas notes the oddness of the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on Friday.
The reality of Dallas on that day will go unmentioned. It will be, in the words of James Douglass, Unspeakable.
The president “will meet privately at the White House with leaders and volunteers from the Peace Corps program Kennedy established.”–Businessweek.
I missed this article from last month ago in which Mayor Mike Rawlings says people won’t be excluded because of their views. That’s good news.
Dallas is ground zero of the JFK assassination debate, and Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy points out how plans for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary next year already seem weighted in favor of conclusions that vast majority of Americans people–and even most scholars–do not believe. The scene is set for a culture war in 2013.