This Friday is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and it certainly seems that the American body politic has been suffering from PTSD ever since. If there is one book that can help us understand the likeliest story behind this act, to recognize how and why this issue is even more relevant today, and to help the body politic metabolize this huge toxin, that book is James Douglass’s book, JFK And the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.
I’m going to invoke my background here as a political science major and say that this book is MUST READING for anyone who considers themselves awake or awakening, and who recognizes that our body politic is in deep need of healing.
My article about that book and the assassination has been published in the North Bay Bohemian, and can be read here.
If you are so moved, please write to the Bohemian at firstname.lastname@example.org and will publish as many as they can in next week’s Bohemian. Now is the time to break this issue through the “soundless barrier”, so please share this article freely.
Speaking of James Douglass, he and Martin Sheen will be making a special presentation in Dallas tomorrow, Thursday night, at Unity of Dallas, sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center. The reading is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Unity Church of Dallas. Tickets are $15 and available online through Teatro Dallas, and you can find out more here.
Here’s to a new era in “precedential” politics, where we the people awaken left and right and declare government of, by and for the people — where the government does OUR bidding, not the bidding of the highest bidder.
Yours in evolutionary upwising!