So many questions on what would have happened if there was no assassination.
In the course of American history, four presidents have been assassinated (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy). Two others were shot, but survived (Theodore Roosevelt, who was out of office but running on the Bull Moose ticket, and Ronald Reagan). And two more were shot at, one twice (Franklin Roosevelt and Gerald Ford). Countless politicians have been shot, some killed.
But we still can’t get anyone to act on gun control.
So, I’m walking down the street in San Francisco today, and all of a sudden, I’m thinking, “I’ve been here before,” which is impossible because I’ve never been here before.
But I knew the street. When I got to the end, I saw this:
And that’s when I realized I had been here in my time machine, because I posted this in January:
The sense of being there was so real because I had been so fascinated with this video when I first saw it.
This chart recently ran on XKCD:
Don’t know what all of these are about, but I recognize the murders, kidnappings, hijackings, abandoned ships and other oddities.
But what’s the Kentucky Meat Shower?
OK. I agree. That’s weird.
I don’t know who many of these characters are, but if you’re in those states, they’re obvious. Via Vox, which gives a rundown on every one of them at this link. (Click to enlarge):
It’s effects will be with us forever.
It can’t secede, but that part about splitting up into five states really bothers me.
On March 7, 1965, about 600 people gathered to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
This is what happened:
It’s important to remember the history to fully appreciate Obama’s words. Some of us are old enough to remember when this happened. A lot of us weren’t even alive then and see it as ancient history.
Fifty years is a lifetime. But for some of us who watched the persecution and the beatings on television that night a half century ago, it really was only yesterday.