To Orwell Today,
re: ON JFK'S DEATH...
You were right about the whole world crying over JFK's death. I was living in England when "that day" happened. The Queen ordered Parliment (both the House of Commons and the House of Lords) into mourning for 30 days. All Union Jack Flags were lowered to half-mast for 30 days throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (The Republic of Ireland mourned too, as they had lost "one of their own").
The above was something that was done for a King, a Queen, or a Prime Minister, but NEVER done for a foreign leader. It WAS done for John F. Kennedy. I guarantee you that it would NOT be done for the current occupant of the White House! I know -- I was living in a foreign Country when Kennedy was assassinated. This Nation was respected when JFK was President. We were looked up to. We were admired.
NOT ANY MORE!
- Bill Urban
I knew that England had mourned for JFK, but was not aware that it was to the extent that you describe, ie the lowering of the Union Jack for thirty days. JFK was much loved there, as he was everywhere else in the world, and was very good friends with England's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
Yes, it is true that since JFK's death the United States is held in low esteem by the rest of the world. That's because America, at that time, fell into the hands of its enemies and criminal acts - including war - have been done in the name of its government ever since. The presidents since JFK all play along with these enemies within and without.
All the best,
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