Observations & meditations on the day-to-day
Hey Hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today.
Zipping through Vol 4 of Caro’s Life of LBJ, widely regarded as the greatest piece of non-fiction ever written. An extraordinary study of power. Not always savoury but extremely instructive. It tells you what it takes. What it really takes.
The very man who was taunted with the chant “Hey Hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today” was the same man who signed the Civil Rights legislation. Human beings are infinitely complex and cannot easily be dismissed by the sometimes far too black and white view that people take of the exercise of power.