Something to ponder over

Posted by Tory Historian Friday, December 14, 2007 ,

Tory Historian is not a great fan of John F Kennedy's. To put it more precisely, Tory Historian finds the adulation slightly nauseating and entirely unrealistic. He was a politician and, therefore, not to be adulated. As it happens, the entire Kennedy family has lacked moral compass but, probably "Jack" was a better man than his father or his brothers.

He and his well-known speech-writers were mentioned in a previous posting, so it may be a good idea to remind our readers of one of his sayings. This is not one of the really well known ones but one to ponder over, anyway, especially in view of developments in the European Union in the last couple of days:

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Tory Historian cannot help wondering which of his speech-writers crafted that sentence.


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Someone who'd read Lampadusa? Probably the same bloke(s) who wrote his award-winning book and his degree-gaining dissertation.

  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. If you think Jack was bad, then waht about Bobby. His childish rantings about his brother's body after the events in Dallas show him as real baby. Sure his brother had died, but his brother was the President and that makes him the property of the nation - the Kennedy's never quite grasped that. Bobby sulked throughout the LBJ presidency - this did not help America.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. We have just had our own peaceful socialist revolution in Europe. Time will tell if it ultimately stays peaceful.

    Not just the people of Berlin are donuts now.

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