Only in movies?
If a movie were made with an enemy from an unreachable solar system raining down tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, droughts, nuclear disasters, armies of crazed terrorists... leaving swarms of refugees, homeless families, hungry children, mangled bodies amidst increased inequities; how long into the movie would it be before the self-proclaimed greatest nation added an army of do-gooders to address tragedies and heartbreaks and lead other nations to do the same?
Mother Nature will pound us
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Why don't we address the results of ugly acts, of warfare, of nature's anger that repairs and removes the causes of such acts by building a new infrastructure-building army that marches to change the psyche of continuous warfare and lets people get to know, work with, and care for people as brothers and sisters?
Many of us were raised in religions that have a peace-loving but judging God standing at Heaven's Gate at our end. JFK was raised in one of them. Here's some of what passes through God's huge brain, geared down to human thinking, when he sees JFK approaching his pearly Gate.
JFK great because
Many believe he would have been one of America's greatest presidents. He would have removed us from Vietnam more quickly, replaced the privately controlled Federal Reserve, chopped off some of the CIA's hidden tentacles, and nipped in the bud the flow of power to the rich, entrenched, and connected.
There is, however, a grander reason for his greatness that more clearly fulfills the visions of Camelot. If JFK had 2,900 rather than 1,000 days to implement his visions, the reason he would have been one of our greatest lies in the army and spirit he was building.
The Peace Corps
Kennedy wanted the Peace Corps, "The toughest job you'll ever love," to quickly grow to "a million." Then, he told former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, who was on the start-up team of the Peace Corps, it would be considered "significant."