Sunday, 4 February 2018
When Ronald Reagan was elected one of the first things he did was change the name of Cape Kennedy back to Cape Canaveral.
Then rumors started to appear about J.F.K.'s personal life - his affairs with women etc. - and the icon of 1960s left-wing idealism was besmirched forever.
I believe that this was done deliberately as part of Reagan's political campaign against the Baby-Boomers.
A victory march for Vietnam veterans followed.
And the idealism of the Baby-Boomer Generation was labelled Political Correctness.
We were called wrong-headed and reconstructed under intense intimidation from Generation X.
When Barak Obama was elected there was renewed interest in Martin Luther King Jn. and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
It will be interesting to see what happens after Hillary Clinton's rejection as the first woman president of the United States.
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