Thursday, November 22, 2007

A tribute to JFK

Last night,  I chanced upon a DVD copy of  Robert Groden's documentary "JFK : The case for conspiracy".  I have always been a JFK fan dated way back when i was still a kid. 
I used to browse over the many Jack Kennedy books of my mom, staring for hours at the various snapshots of the man, whom many believed was a visionary way ahead of his time. 
I recall at that tender age, i was moved by the captions and photos of his funeral. The picture of  little JFK Jr's salute as the carriage of his father passed by, the black horse without a rider, flag-covered coffin, the solemn funeral march were all images of the greatness that was JFK.
It was only during my college days, where i began to discover the political side of Jack Kennedy. His charisma, his trailblazing partnership with his brother, bobby, leading up to the civil rights movement, bay of pigs and the missiles of October.
Looking back, i seem to have idolized him as i found myself actively involved in student council politics - with the burning passion of wanting to make dramatic changes in campus government.
In spite of my fascination for JFK, i only have 2 books and 2 films about his life and death.
I think I've watched Oliver Stone's  film "JFK" more than any other films I've seen in my lifetime.  It was only in recent times that I've finally understood that greatness of his vision. 
His desire for peace and freedom sent shivers to the establishment. 
Jack Kennedy indeed was a man way ahead of his generation. 
Today is the 44Th death anniversary of JFK.
His dream of a better world was shot down on November 22, 1963.
My blog is my tribute to John F. Kennedy.
In the hope, that my children will get the inspiration to know more about the man and to continue to pass on the lessons learned for generations to come.


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