Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: The Real Conspiracies

If you were alive 50 years ago today, no doubt you remember where you were and what you were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX.

This tragic day took place about six years before I came into the world, so I have no personal recollection. My mother, who lived in Austin, TX at the time, always said she remembered because the first bulletin came on during As The World Turns on CBS. After news of JFK's death, she drove home later that early evening and passed Palmer Auditorium near Town Lake, where JFK was to speak that night. Banners welcoming the President were still hanging on the side of the building.

I do have a tattered copy of the November 24, 1963 edition of the Austin American-Statesman she kept, and looked at it before writing this.

This was printed right before Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin, was killed by Dallas strip club owner Jack Ruby, and silenced forever the reasoning of why Oswald killed Kennedy.

The killing of Oswald began nearly 50 years of conspiracy theories to find some reasoning behind Kennedy's assassination, and a navel-gazing that has negatively affected America to this day. It began with the riots, protests and narcissism of the mid to late 1960s and led to the media obsession with a "cult of personality" to reclaim the lost Camelot.

That's the real conspiracy of JFK's assassination. The myth spun by Jackie Kennedy that the young leader (only in office for 1,000 days) was the recreation of "Camelot." That Kennedy was this idealistic liberal icon who was going to remake the world into one of social and racial justice, peace on earth and goodwill toward men.

Some critics of JFK's time in office are harsh, though there's no denying the mistakes he made (Bay of Pigs) and the secret deal to end the Cuban Missile Crisis. But these liberal ideologues who put forward the "Camelot" myth disregard how JFK was, by today's Democrats, more of a right-of-center neocon instead of the pre-Obama far-left progressive. Kennedy championed across the board tax cuts ("a rising tide lifts all boats"), which have since been ridiculed by his party for the past 30 years as "tax cuts for the rich." Whatever his faults were in Cuba, Kennedy was anti-Communist and was the one who began the build up in Vietnam.  Kennedy also loved America and was a nationalist, compared to the "blame America first" mentality the liberals adopted after his assassination. Despite all the revisionist spin by lefties like Oliver Stoned, Kennedy did not agree with pulling out of Vietnam.

While the Camelot myth might have been an attempt to remember a fallen leader, it affected America for the worse. The media became obsessed with reliving an era that wasn't, yearning for the next Camelot. John F. Kennedy Jr., before his own tragic death, had to live with constant questioning of his political future.  Bill Clinton was elevated to media hero and the Presidency in 1992 with an iconic photo of him as a Boy's State teenager rep from Arkansas, shaking hands with JFK, which Slick Willie's PR people showed as if Kennedy was passing the torch to Clinton.

Then, there is our current President, Richard Milhous Obama, who received not only the endorsement of JFK's surviving child, Caroline, but also the anointing from the sole surviving (at that time) Kennedy brother, Ted.  This despite once JFK heir apparent Clinton disagreed with Teddy for passing his wife Hillary over in the 2008 Presidential race, telling the former lifeguard of Chappaquiddick "A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would be getting us coffee."  The Camelot myth and the desire by the Democrat Media Complex to live in that delusion have led to these two leaders of ill repute (Clinton and Obama) to have been thrust upon us as though they are knights in shining armor. We're currently living through the destruction brought on by the latest attempt to reincarnate Camelot.

The second prong of this conspiracy was the castigating of Kennedy's assassination as being fueled by right-wing hatred.  This started right before Oswald was killed, in this November 24th story from the Austin American Statesman...

From the above AP article:
"But the very method of this terroristic act is not new for the United States. It is reminiscent of other much smaller acts of gangsters who connections often lead to very high-placed extreme right-wing quarters and their patrons.
Pravda went on: "All America knows that the most reactionary, the wildest elements--the Birchists, the followers of Sen. (Barry) Goldwater...
Even then, the Soviet Union was trying to pin Kennedy's assassination on the "right wing."  The KGB got into the act of spinning the conspiracy theories, beginning with an Italian newspaper article around 1964.  Conspiracy theorist Mark Lane, author of Rush to Judgment, a book critical of the Warren Commission report, was apparently funded by the KGB. As a further testament to his kookiness. Lane also served as an aide in 1978 to the Communist-inspired People's Temple cult leader, the "Rev." Jim Jones, right before Jones' act of "revolutionary suicide" (in reality, mass murder) in the jungle of Guyana.

The castigation of Dallas as the "City of Hate" and blaming the right for the Kennedy assassination continues to this day, as evidenced in a New York Slimes story Rush Limbaugh referenced. Not to be outdone, The Washington Compost published the following dreck on one of their blogs "Tea Party has roots in Dallas of 1963."
The president is a socialist. He is neutering the United States on the world stage. He is spending us into bankruptcy. He is hellbent on expanding national health care, which will surely lead to government death panels.
He is advancing big-government agendas everywhere from Main Street to Wall Street. And do we really know the truth about his personal history and religion?
Perhaps the man in the Oval Office should be impeached — even tried for treason.
If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during his presidency.
And just like today, Texans were leading what some of them saw as a moral crusade.
To find the very roots of the tea party of 2013, just go back to downtown Dallas in 1963, back to the months and weeks leading to the Kennedy assassination. It was where and when a deeply angry political polarization, driven by a band of zealots, burst wide open in America.
It was fueled then, as now, by billionaires opposed to federal oversight, rabid media, Bible-thumping preachers and extremist lawmakers who had moved far from their political peers. In 1963, that strident minority hijacked the civic dialogue and brewed the boiling, toxic environment waiting for Kennedy the day he died.
This regurgitation of 50 year old propaganda from the ex-Soviet Union's Pravda by the Compost is akin to the Obama Lapdog Media's attempt to blame Sarah Palin and the Tea Party for the January 2011 tragedy in Tucson, AZ. I'm sure if the Washington ComPost tried hard enough, they work Sarah Palin's image into a photo with Lee Harvey Oswald and claim she inspired him.

The Slimes and Compost, as well as other leftists have been unwilling to believe the one element of JFK's murder that is not a conspiracy, one that Jackie Kennedy couldn't fathom, that JFK was killed by a "silly little Communist."  All evidence points to Lee Harvey Oswald alone as being the killer. Oswald was a Marxist who defected to the Soviet Union, became disillusioned and came back to America to champion Castro's Cuba. Oswald had more in common with Occupy Wall Street than the Tea Party, and also attacked southerners as haters, noted in this 1959 United Press International story (real quotes).
"Having been in the Marine Corps, I observed American leaders in foreign countries. The Russians say 'military imperialism,' and occupation of one country is imperialistic, like Formosa."

"I helped drag guns in Formosa and watched American technicians show Chinese how to use them. If you live with that for three years, you get the impression things aren't quite right."

Then he added that living in the United States means exploitation by the capitalists.

"Capitalism has passed its peak," he said. "Capitalism will disappear as feudalism disappeared."

Oswald said he was against segregation.

"I've seen poor niggers, being a southern boy," he said. "And that was a lesson. People hate because they're told to hate, like school kids. It's the fashion to hate people in the United States."

Not only was Oswald a Marxist, he was also a card-carrying member of the ACLU. Hardly a right-wing organization.

Despite the leftist media's attempt to spin these KGB inspired conspiracy theories, if you go to Dealey Plaza and visit the Sixth Floor Museum, you'd see that Oswald's shot was really pretty easy.  And for those who doubt the "magic bullet theory," not only was Gov. John Connolly sitting at a lower level in front of JFK, the road going in front of Oswald goes toward the Triple Underpass in a downward angle, not a level one.  This shot below was from a 2009 visit to the assassination site at the "X" in the street where the fatal shot occurred. The distance is hard to see in the photo, but everything is a lot closer in person than it appears in pictures.

So, the only conspiracies 50 years ago were only the ones to lionize JFK and the Leftist/KGB coordinated misinformation to blame the right for JFK's murder.

All there is to be found on the Grassy Knoll is the birthplace of all conspiracies: from 50 years ago today all the way to 9/11.


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