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Distant Reflections Now Mirages of Current Memories

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 18, 2021 at 11:38

Distant Reflections Now Mirages of Current Memories
There are many times in which Americans can point to history and recall a certain traumatic aspect, sometimes in tales passed from generation to generation. This reader has a near first-hand narrative of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a great grandfather that fought at Gettysburg and subsequent closing battles, only to find out that the president had been shot while recuperating in an army hospital. He lived for some fifty years after, telling my grandmother his story, who told it to me. The edginess that was in his tone of voice was in hers.
It is now almost fifty years since that darkened afternoon was imposed upon the American consciousness and for those who had experienced the psychological trauma of that early afternoon shock wave, it is indelible and for some, such as this observer, attaches so many intersecting wormholes of memory that it is impossible to reminisce without recounting the many recriminations of the people of those times, that in the background perpetrated one of the more immoral outrages against a people that had been given a government that was supposed to be trusted, yet as it turns out, would be devolved into the godless and unruly set of institutions that is it today.
The consequences of that day, which comes from a history of uncounted attempts to rout the course of Americanism, actually set a redirection of the modern passage of history we see today, much in the same way the Lincoln murder did in that time. Further, the same implications of how, in a supposedly free society with liberties that other countries and empires populations could only dream about, some people are still discontent and pursue their ideological discontent in order to harass those for whom they have no compassion and discriminate against without rational or intellectually reasoned cause.
This observer remembers the evidence of that time and in view of those who could not tell the truth in order to be absolved of or eliminated as a co-conspirator, developed a strong theory, which will not be shared here, as to why such things happened and why those actions and their consequences remain a factor in the government today. Many of the actors of that time are now gone, but their legacy continues in the inability of political activism to correct today.
Dr. Pipes; your charts and 'opinions' provided an interesting time of reflection and reassurance of why what was thought then remains in crystal consistency of those deeds happening today.

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