“If there’s one November
tradition less digestible and more shart-inducing than Thanksgiving
dinner,” writes Nick Gillespie, “it’s the seasonal and ritualized
fixation over the assassination and broad legacy of John F.
Whatever emotional immediacy, contemporary relevance, and
news value this all once inarguably possessed, can we now admit
that the topic has grown thinner than the post-1963 resume of
Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader?
It now lives on mostly as a sort
disorder through which the baby boom generation
(born between 1946 and 1964) seeks to preserve its stultifying
cultural hegemony even as it slowly—finally!—begins to exit the
stage of American life on a fleet
of taxpayer-funded Rascal
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/11/nick-gillespie-on-the-baby-boomers-jfk-f