Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas. There are all sorts of books coming out about it claiming that he was killed by this person or that person and it’s all a big conspiracy, blah blah blah. But I’d like to highlight the similarities between anti-JFK rhetoric from the far right (the John Birch Society then) and anti-Obama rhetoric today. Thousands of copies of this flier were distributed in Dallas on the day JFK was killed:
Looks familiar, doesn’t it? The claims are identical to what we hear from the far right today. Both Kennedy and Obama were, according to the wingnuts, communists who were destroying American sovereignty, handing the country to the UN, causing blacks to riot, appointing “anti-Christians” to government positions and more. Nothing has changed in the last 50 years. The far right that was at least party purged from conservatism in the late 60s has come back with a vengeance and is now once again pushing the same agenda they were then.