Today I participated in a National Moment of Silence in memory and honor of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th. President of the United States of America, who was shot and killed 50 years ago today, on November 22, 1962.
I was amazed how during this brief moment of silence, I was transported back to the exact time and place where I was when this American Tragedy occurred.
I could actually hear the announcement come over the PA System approximately 1:00PM stating that President Kennedy had been shot and killed at 12:30PM in Dallas, Texas.
Immediately I was 7 years old again in Ms. Richardson's 2nd.grade classroom, where all around me on the 3rd. floor of my elementary school, I heard screams, whimpering and uncontrollable crying from adults that I had only witnessed at funerals of close loved ones.
Shortly thereafter, they announced that school was being closed early and that all students were being sent home.
When I and the other classes on the 3rd. floor were lined up single file outside of our respective classrooms, I noticed that not only was my teacher crying uncontrollably, but so were the other teachers on the 3rd. floor including the men.
As we made our way out of the building down the stairs, I heard and saw other adults on the 2nd. and 1st. floors also showing deep sorrow over the event.
Of course, I did not really comprehend what this was all about when my grandmother and other parents were lined up at the exit to meet their kids, to take them home, but I noticed that my grandmother was also crying along with other parents and teachers.
It wasn't until I began to listen intently to my grandparents talk about what had happened and the significance of it to the majority of Americans, especially those who had not even gained their rights and freedom, and not even their identification as being worthy of called "Human Beings".
For days, I listened and learned about my history, the history of my race and the history of the Kennedys in addition to the impact that they had on American Society, and what I now refer to as the Progressive Movement in America, (which only means that people who are fortunate care for and help others who are not), and that we strive to make America align more closely with its sacred documents which some "False Patriots" are currently bending and twisting to meant the opposite of what they clearly were intended to mean: Truth, Justice, Freedom & Equality for all.
The older I got, the more I began to understand how losing President Kennedy negatively impacted the progress of all Americans.
I also began to understand that President Kennedy's assassination was implemented by some of the same dark and powerful forces that were awaken and activated by the election of President Obama in 2008, and then again in 2012.
I say all of that to say this: I thank GOD for President Kennedy and his contribution to America's Progress in Social Issues, International issues and Science and Technology, including putting the first man on the moon.
And I am so blessed to have had parents who were politically knowledgeable and active to the point where I now consider myself to be a watchman on alert for any and every enemy of all the things that America was truly meant to be based on its so called "Sacred Documents".
That is the side I'm on, and that is the side that I will continue to be on-The side of Progressive Politics and not Regressive Politics.
Just to illustrate the difference, I challenge you to pay attention to the negative changes that are being imposed upon us by these same dark forces as we continue to struggle through the Legal and Successful Election and Reelection of our First African American President, Barack Obama, and all of the things that he is trying to do to benefit the majority of Americans who are not millionaires, billionaires or well connected to the "American Power Structure".
When I was growing up, we were the country of Positive Hopes, Dreams and Accomplishments like putting a man on the moon and curing illnesses that were considered incurable.
Now you don't even hear the word "CURE" mentioned in commercials or on the news.
All you hear now is: "There is no cure for this or that disease, but if you continue to pay us forever for these pharmaceuticals, you can live a full and productive life".
And as far as science and progress are concerned; these people don't believe in Global Warming in spite of all the severe and devastating weather events that are taking place around the globe that pretty much prove it, but they do not even want to fix our highways, bridges, schools, libraries, fire houses or law enforcement facilities.
In my youth, I seen disease cured, science advanced and medicine working towards cures for diseases that causes millions of people to suffer.
But now, (due to greed), "Cures" is not even a part of the American Vocabulary any more-only never ending, painful and profitable "Treatments".
See the difference?
Want to return to progress?
Then we all must participate in the battle to fight against regress; because POWER concedes nothing without a fight.
Study your history and relate those studies to current events.
And then act accordingly to protect one another.