Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fifty Years Ago

The 1960s continued to spin off the rails when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.

Dr. King had been aware, for years, that a lot of people wanted to see him dead. He addressed that in one of his greatest speeches.

Probably the only white politician who had the standing to speak at that time was Robert F. Kennedy, and he did, giving one of the best speeches, not only of his life, but in American history.

Many cities burned, nonetheless.

One of the real ironies was that the FBI, which had done everything that could have done to smear, frame and defame Dr. King during his life, took the lead on investigating the assassination. The assassin was arrested by the Brits at Heathrow as he was attempting to catch a flight to one of the three of the then-most racist nations on Earth. Nobody has been able to explain how an escaped convict managed to come up with the money to buy a nose job, a fake Canadian passport and the plane tickets.

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