IT IS INTERMINABLY SAD to me as I have been watching a bio of JFK on PBS, while reflecting on his party's current candidate. Though flawed (as we all are), Kennedy was a World War II hero who saved his shipwrecked crew, swimming 3 miles while towing a severely burned crewman, though a physically weak man himself. As notable as that, his platform was to stand against world communism and protect America with a powerful military. He made mistakes, most notably at the Bay of Pigs, but he was, while a physically frail man, a patriotic American war hero.
In comparison, his party's current candidate IS a mistake as she ushers in, should she win, a socialist flavor in her party and in our nation. She will be, in contrast to the heroic bulwark against the evil of collectivism that was JFK, the nearest thing to a communist this nation has had . . . a political creature who identifies with collectivism and will attempt to erect an American collective. The party of JFK, that so often identifies with JFK, is now a reflection of Kennedy's evil enemy, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His personal flaw was womanizing, at least understandable; hers are an evil self indulgence on a grand scale, no regard for others or the truth, and a desire to control the nation's people . . . four of the most basic and greatest of sins.
I wonder about this as I mull over my high school years that merged together as a constant state of concern over war with the Soviets (and to a lesser degree the Chinese) and my college and post college years that were peopled with numerous friends who were refugees from communist countries. One was a girl I briefly dated whose family was split and destroyed by the communist monster Castro. JFK stood against that; his party today opens up to them . . . because they have BECOME them.
Kennedy, if alive and cognizant today, would walk away from the Democratic Party; or if still energized enough, would jerk a knot in their tails and kick a few out of the party . . . especially the current candidate. He would not abide her presence.