Plus: Four lives well lived.
Anyone how writes something positive about Kissinger, hasnt been to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Amount of destruction and suffering that he caused cannot be described by words.
Any attempt to whitewash immense crimes he comited is for the lack of better word "disgusting". If anything, Kissinger is father of American neoliberal policy's "bomb them now, what happens after is not our problem". His actions have created so much damage to the image of US abroad, that it will take decades (if ever) to fix.
I also have covered the impact of JFK's death here as well. I argue that his death was the turning point on so many levels in american history, but for one, it was the beginning of the "gaslight" for the american public because we begin to doubt what we saw with our own eyes:
I build upon this article and also discuss another pivotal event of that time period building on the conspiracy of JFK and touch on, MKUltra -- which was no conspiracy, but actual scientific studies that took place: https://unorthodoxy.substack.com/p/the-success-of-mk-ultra#details
On a random SN: Kissinger? Good Guy? That's an interesting perspective....
Geesch, Gay "parenthood," Diana "Royal" TV shows, JFK rehash, obituaries? I thought we had a pretty good war going on. Okay, a break's okay, I guess.
Self-pity is not the cause of paranoia. Being lied to repeatedly can cause it. Hearing the unintelligible voices from the floor boards of an empty house can cause it. Seeing your loved ones reduced to skeletal shrunken versions of themselves as they’re consumed by cancer can cause it. Feeling the sensation of drowning in your own saliva can cause it. A sparrow dive-bombing you over and over again as you walk down the street can cause it. Your own actions can cause it. A dark room can cause it. It’s the survival instinct shouting inside your head telling you everything you are and hold dear can be stripped away from you and there’s nothing you can do to stop it because you’re not a god. Sometimes there’s just something wrong with you that makes paranoia stick around and you need to take powerful drugs to make it stop. Sometimes it takes crying out to God to make it stop. Sometimes classical music can make it stop. Sometimes appreciating the beauty of the wilderness can make it stop. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
I remember the saga of Princess Di so well. I even remember seeing her wedding to Charles on TV when I was a kid. It's hard to explain to Millennials and GenZ the paparazzi's global obsession with her. They royals did her wrong. But the media was vicious too. All of them against a woman who truly underneath was a simple person, and I don't mean it negatively when I say of average intelligence, who wasn't even college educated (back when college really educated brighter minds). It was all so tragic.
I don't remember Rosalyn Carter much but I feel oddly a bit sad O'Connor passed away.
"Plenty more ink will be spilled about Kissinger’s perhaps complicated legacy."
"Perhaps complicated"? I think it would have been totally safe to leave the "maybe" out, Mr. Wiseman.
I wish some publication, would have here's what they said was going to happen, and here's what actually happened. What can we a society learn from it?
Too often are politics and culture is all about feelings, and the self-righteousness of people's opinions. People in decision making positions, have to make calls and live with the consequences. The talking heads, and handwringers in society don't have any responsibility. But we always talk about the future, and never look back at what actually happened and why. The article about JFK was interesting in that it tells how a few fringe back goes feel about things but what is a broad majority of people think? Or do they even think. I think a place that has real data where people can make up their own minds would be a great addition to society.
Amazing how many Muslim countries persecute blacks and noone cares
Amazing how many Muslim countries persecute Christians
Link is a list of top 50 countries which persecute Christians wake up to the simple fact America's been invaded
Commenters here are on fire today!! Educational, respectful. Appreciate you all.
Kissinger a “life well lived”?? Glad he had a great life...can’t say the same for the millions of citizens who died at the hands of our coup installed regimes all over the world.
Envy, resentment, and revenge….
Pretty much defines the current mindset of congress. That and personal enrichment.
Hard to believe The Crown made it this far. I tried to watch it…boring and tedious, just dont care about the people involved. Now, Fargo! There’s a series. Season 1 being among the all-time great TV series ever. Season 5 has started and it’s promising!
IMHO DIANA's death was a direct result of Dodi Fayed's father's machinations to control his son's life to meet the father's goals and the relentless cancer of the PAPARAZZI.
You have some serious, mutant balls to discuss Henry Kissinger in the same piece as Rosalynn Carter. WTF is wrong with you?
The often criticized and maligned freedom caucus is mainly trying to get the house to do their job of individual appropriations with floor votes like it was done for years. The omnibus bills and no discussion on the floor allow each member to deny accountability when funding all kinds of pork. A lot of BS is funded when no one would ever put their name on it. As it is now being done, they don’t have to.
The real impact of Kennedy's assassination and the mishandled Warren Commission was to validate an elite politics of distraction and spark a fascination with conspiracy theories. All to avoid the obvious, that JFK was killed by an assassin enmeshed in a newly emerging movement later called the "new left." Instead, the event was treated as something to do with "right-wing extremism" or civil rights, rather than the Cold War. All the wackjob conspiracies later was just cashing in on the elite's own refusal to face facts.
The book to read on this impact is James Piereson's Camelot and the Cultural Revolution. The books to read on the facts of the assassination are those of Gerard Posner and Vincent Bugliosi.