Vicki Leon in the LA Times

The excellent Vicki Leon, who pops in to comment on this blog from time to time, and who wrote Working IX to V, and The Joy of Sexus, today has an opinion piece on the assassination of JFK published in the LA Times.

It's very much worth reading.

Vicki also has a previous piece in the LA Times.  She suggested that killers who do it for the notoriety would be less inclined if there was a perpetual ban on publicizing their crimes or their names.  She uses as her example what happened to the guy who burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in 356BC.  (It's the same temple that my heroine Diotima works at in The Ionia Sanction, and it was indeed destroyed by arson).

To find out what they did to him, here is Vicki's article.


5 comments:

Kosmos Star said...

She makes some very good points. Thanks for this post, I'd have never found Vicki's piece otherwise.

Gary Corby said...

Hi Kosmos,

You're most welcome.

I'm looking at the conspiracy nutter comments posted on the LA Times site re Kennedy and I'm...aghast. Is abnormal psychology really now this common?

Sarita said...

Hi, Gary!

Love Vicki Leon and was happy to see your link to her article.

In answer to your question the LA TImes had another article.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-shermer-jfk-conspiracy-theories-20131126,0,5173879.story#axzz2ll19TLiA

I lived in Florida during the 60s and 70s. I worked with some folks that were firmly convinced the drought we were experiencing at the time was caused by the space launches occurring at Cape Kennedy. Good ole post hoc ergo propter hoc.

I think that the rate of loons has not changed. The internet gives them a platform and we all get to 'enjoy' them ;-)

Gary Corby said...

Hi Sarita,

Interesting article.

I imagine you're right about the net releasing the nutters.

Maybe there should be a licensing system, or at least a sanity test, for internet users. They could probably be identified with about three questions.


vickileon.com said...

Yasou Gary! and efharisto para poli--thanks for making note of my recent LA Times article! I really enjoy doing such comparisons--lends perspective to our own troubled times.
And Thanks Kosmos and Sarita as well! Appreciated your remarks very much--cheers, Vicki