I was watching the news earlier this week when Jackie Kennedy’s oral history was published which were interviews given about 4 months after her husband’s assasination. The interviews were supposed to have been locked up for at least 50 years before they could be published.
Caroline Kennedy is said to have been informed of these interviews by 1994 and she recently decided to publish them after the 50 years were passed.
One of the more surprising parts is when she talks about Martin Luther King and how she didn’t like him and that he is so terrible to her! I haven’t heard or seen much protests towards this except today when her current grand daughters were said to have been horrified! She also believed that women should not get involved in politics! Oh no! Oh well!
I always thought that when this generation of Iranian rulers and politicians headed by Khamanei, Rafsanjani, Ahmadi, Khatami, Mousavi and the rest pass away, the future of Iran will be cleansed away and we won’t have the stupidity that we have today. Younger generations will be better than this.
How many times have you heard or learned of your grand parents or elderly family members’ views and twitched at the thought of someone you love having such views? Do you care? I don’t. I always say they’re from a different generation and they won’t change, too late for them to change. I guess now it’s our time and watch our children and grand children think of us as having rigid views! Do we? Who? Me? You? NOOOOO!
So Jackie Kennedy is proof positive that things change and it’ll get better. Who ever thought that someone that beautiful and with such a sexy voice would have these views?! Views that she probably abandoned prior to her death. So there is hope for us too but it’s just bad that we may not be here to see it. I don’t know how long Islamic Republic will last but I doubt it’ll last 50 years. Since it’s inception we’ve always heard about this year and next year so we’re all ready for it and it’s just a matter of time!
Photo caption: Darakeh, northern Tehran by the mountains.