In 1962, I watched as Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to “Mr. President” John F. Kennedy. Her sensuous offering and his unabashed acceptance, in full public view, were breathtaking beyond my ability to comprehend. But it wasn’t worth another thought, or so I thought at the time.
In 1969, on a ferry from Honshu to Kyushu, I was surrounded by a class of young uniformed Japanese school children. I stood out like a sore thumb, a towering American. They were excited at the opportunity to practice their English skills. After a while, their teacher greeted me and we chatted. He asked about President Kennedy. I thought for a moment, tried to choose my words carefully, and cautiously said I was a little less of a fan than the media. I didn’t have anything bad to say, and I certainly was upset by his assassination, but I just didn’t understand the media’s enthusiasm. The teacher thought for a moment, tried to choose his words carefully, and cautiously responded with a nod of agreement. We shook hands, and wished one another well.
John F. Kennedy gave us Camelot. And, as Mel Brooks explained, “It’s good to be the king.” The King of Camelot. Royalty. Special people. Not bound by the same social compact as the rest of us. Unaccountable. Unaccepting of any higher authority.
This might sound harsh, but it’s not meant to be harsh. It’s meant to be an analysis of how the special people from politics and Hollywood merged to become the Ruling Class.
This is how it happened. Camelot was sold to us, and we bought it. JFK merged the government with Hollywood, and politicians and court jesters became our Ruling Class. We have to genuflect to them, or we are cancelled. Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne, and we have to praise him as a women’s advocate. Bill Clinton did you know what to Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones, and spent more time with Jeffrey Epstein than can be measured in earth-years, and we have to praise him as a women’s advocate.
Joe Biden watched all this very carefully, and learned the lesson well. He explained that he honestly does not know anything about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and China. And the photos of his son with prostitutes and cocaine honestly are Russian disinformation. And we have to praise him as an honest man.
Let’s remain focused. None of this is about the Kennedys, Clintons, or Bidens. This is about special people controlling our lives and fortunes, free of any accountability or higher authority. We have to let our children be taught to judge people by the color of their skin, or we are cancelled. And we have to let our children listen to WAP and Mind Of A Lunatic. We have to, or else. The Ruling Class is the legacy of Camelot.