Today between the dimensions of grace & inspirations we find a passage that we want to share with you.
William Blake – one of the greatest Romantic Poets of all time. The College Professors whom I had in college were in earnestly deep interest and fascination about this man and they state that Blake, who at the age of eight was totally fluent in six different languages and who at the age of five could write in one and speak in another at the same time. His Artistry even at the age of 10 was comparable to the likes of even Michael Angelo. Simply stunning!
(Here at Precocious Life we hope that you will read the entire speech for it stands among his greatest but if not here is our “Precocious Cliff Note” version, a 2-minute read)
Visceral combativeness between the Press and the President has become commonplace in our world today to the point that it seems impossible for a Chief Executive to achieve anything significant (except for issues like relief for the Hurricane Harvey victims). So, we here at Precocious Life couldn’t help but ask ourselves;
Is this really necessary? Could this perhaps have been avoided?
Short Answer – No and Yes
Which President has had the best rapport with the press? This one isn’t even a close call, it’s JFK. Not only did he win the Election because of the first Presidential televised debate but he understood the power of the media.
After all, his brother in law, Peter Lawford was a Hollywood Movie Star and in his earlier days he spent much time there as a single Bachelor rubbing elbows and it never ended.
So, he understood perhaps better than any other President before him the critical necessity of getting the media endeared to him and on his agenda. He had none of the issues with the media that Presidents do today but neither has any other President approached them the way he did.
You cannot Judge a Book By its Cover – Whew! That’s an Understatement
We ran across this true story a few months ago and it moved us ever so deeply that we just had to share it. This is a true story of how an amazing WWII war hero who, after the war continued on with his life and both his heroism and this incredible story almost disappeared and faded into obscurity forever – well, almost.
And had it not been for the fact that a high ranking military officer happened across just one page this amazing chronicle would have never have seen the light of day (or print) and because of this one single reference in only one page this episode was rescued and preserved this event for all time. So, thank you Colonel Deputy Commandant James Moschgat for allowing us to share this inspiring story (see the Colonel’s Bio at the end of this Article)
No, she said, incorrect. Anyone else have a guess? Well the guessing went wild, someone said it was Nixon, then Ulysses S. Grant. Someone even guessed Thomas Jefferson and then someone who had obviously never even opened the History text said “It’s William Henry Harrison”. My goodness! President Harrison was 68 years old before he assumed Office.