The Enduring Myth of The Kennedy Assassination

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“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 Nov 21, 2013
For all these years, they’ve hidden the truth about the Kennedy assassination.

It didn’t require a conspiracy. It just took repeating a falsehood until it was accepted as conventional wisdom. The myth about the Kennedy assassination is that President John F. Kennedy, at great personal risk, traveled to Dallas a.k.a. the City of Hate, and was somehow murdered by an atmosphere of intolerance. The truth is that he was shot by a communist.

As James Piereson writes in his brilliant book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution, liberals had the choice after the assassination to make Kennedy a martyr to civil rights or admit that he was a casualty of the Cold War. They found the notion of Kennedy dying for racial progress much more congenial and useful, even though it depended on a rank distortion.

The misdirection, as Piereson points out, began in the immediate aftermath of Lee Harvey Oswald’s act of murder. A New York Times headline intoned,“Why America Weeps: Kennedy Victim of Violent Streak He Sought to Curb in the Nation.” Earl Warren, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, blamed “the hatred and bitterness that has been injected into the life of our nation by bigots.”

Pundits and analysts still follow the well-worn script, often boiling down their indictment to one word: Dallas. The epigraph of the new book Dallas 1963 is a letter to the mayor at the time:“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.”
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Slate calls a letter to Kennedy’s press secretary warning JFK not to visit Dallas because he might be killed by a right-wing mob “eerily prophetic,” which would be unassailably true … if Kennedy had been killed by a right-wing mob.

In a New York Times op-ed, history scholar James McAuley calls Dallas “the city that willed the death of the president.” Who knew that municipalities had such frightening powers? George W. Bush is lucky he wasn’t killed in office by Burlington, Vt., or Berkeley, Calif.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 Nov 21, 2013
In a news report, Timesman Manny Fernandez writes of the “painful, embarrassing memories of the angry anti-Washington culture that flourished here 50 years ago — and now seems a permanent part of the national mood.”

Get it? The rancid political culture of Dallas that was responsible for the death of Kennedy lives on today in the Tea Party, which needs to be stopped before it kills again.

Making the same connection in the San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Garofoli writes,“Now, extreme speech like the kind heard in Dallas 50 years ago has become mainstream—particularly on the right, amplified by social media and encouraged by gridlocked political leaders looking to win the political minute.”

Thus, the Tea Party is retroactively tarred with one of the most shocking crimes in U.S. history.

There are at least two problems with all this. The first is that cities don’t kill people. Neither does political hostility. There was plenty of kookery, racism and ugliness in Dallas circa 1963—and much derision and abuse of Kennedy—but none of those things picked up a rifle and shot the president of the United States.

If ill will alone were enough to kill, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would have dropped dead at Brown University a few weeks ago. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would take his life in his hands every time he appeared before his own City Council. Ted Cruz wouldn’t be able to safely walk into the congressional press galley.

The second problem—and amazingly enough, saying it still carries a subversive hint of revisionism—is that Oswald was a thoroughgoing communist.

As Piereson recounts, Oswald tried to defect to the Soviet Union. He told a reporter at the time that his reasons were “purely political.” Trying to renounce his citizenship, he gave a note to an official at the U.S. Embassy in the Soviet Union that said,“I affirm my allegiance to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,” and “I am a Marxist.”

Eventually, he returned to the United States and grew disillusioned with the Soviet Union but not with the idea of revolution as exemplified by Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He subscribed to The Militant, published by the Socialist Workers Party, and the Daily Worker, published by the Communist Party. He posed for a photograph holding both publications and the rifle he would use to shoot Kennedy.

The Slate article notes that the right-wing segregationist Edwin Walker, a former general, operated in Dallas as evidence that the city was dangerous territory for any liberal. Fact: Before targeting Kennedy, Oswald tried to assassinate Walker, with a rifle shot through his window.

Oswald had hoped to travel to Cuba and serve in Castro’s government. To establish his bona fides, he set up a chapter of the “Fair Play for Cuba” committee during a stay in New Orleans. He traveled to Mexico City and visited the Cuban and Soviet Embassies in his bid to get to Cuba. He was still trying to navigate the bureaucracy when he heard Kennedy would be visiting Dallas.

The Kennedy assassination has always invited elaborate theories about a coverup of the truth about that awful day. But it’s not complicated. The lie has always been in plain sight.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/1...
Scheherazade

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Nov 21, 2013
You really are a sufferer of your own delusions, aren't you ??????

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#4 Nov 21, 2013
Everyone, remembers where they were and what they were doing when the news broke.

What's sticks in my mind also,is I saw Ruby shoot Oswald, AS IT HAPPENED ON TV, while they were bringing Oswald to another location......talk about shock and awe....in those days it was unheard of! The frenzied crowd....shouting....it was awful!

Anchors,relaying the news can hardly contain their breaking voices.....
Horrible memory, which haunts me to this day when I talk about it!

There are so many speculative theories ......we'll never know for sure.
=~{

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#5 Nov 21, 2013
Scheherazade wrote:
You really are a sufferer of your own delusions, aren't you ??????
Gabby, you may be one of the most historically ignorant people I've ever seen...even for a black.
No way in a million years would you people admit that a Communist killed a Democrat.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#6 Nov 21, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
Everyone, remembers where they were and what they were doing when the news broke.
What's sticks in my mind also,is I saw Ruby shoot Oswald, AS IT HAPPENED ON TV, while they were bringing Oswald to another location......talk about shock and awe....in those days it was unheard of! The frenzied crowd....shouting....it was awful!
Anchors,relaying the news can hardly contain their breaking voices.....
Horrible memory, which haunts me to this day when I talk about it!
There are so many speculative theories ......we'll never know for sure.
=~{
That's because you are an Anti White Racist.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 21, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
In a news report, Timesman Manny Fernandez writes of the “painful, embarrassing memories of the angry anti-Washington culture that flourished here 50 years ago — and now seems a permanent part of the national mood.”
Get it? The rancid political culture of Dallas that was responsible for the death of Kennedy lives on today in the Tea Party, which needs to be stopped before it kills again.
Making the same connection in the San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Garofoli writes,“Now, extreme speech like the kind heard in Dallas 50 years ago has become mainstream—particularly on the right, amplified by social media and encouraged by gridlocked political leaders looking to win the political minute.”
Thus, the Tea Party is retroactively tarred with one of the most shocking crimes in U.S. history.
There are at least two problems with all this. The first is that cities don’t kill people. Neither does political hostility. There was plenty of kookery, racism and ugliness in Dallas circa 1963—and much derision and abuse of Kennedy—but none of those things picked up a rifle and shot the president of the United States.
If ill will alone were enough to kill, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would have dropped dead at Brown University a few weeks ago. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would take his life in his hands every time he appeared before his own City Council. Ted Cruz wouldn’t be able to safely walk into the congressional press galley.
The second problem—and amazingly enough, saying it still carries a subversive hint of revisionism—is that Oswald was a thoroughgoing communist.
As Piereson recounts, Oswald tried to defect to the Soviet Union. He told a reporter at the time that his reasons were “purely political.” Trying to renounce his citizenship, he gave a note to an official at the U.S. Embassy in the Soviet Union that said,“I affirm my allegiance to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,” and “I am a Marxist.”
Eventually, he returned to the United States and grew disillusioned with the Soviet Union but not with the idea of revolution as exemplified by Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He subscribed to The Militant, published by the Socialist Workers Party, and the Daily Worker, published by the Communist Party. He posed for a photograph holding both publications and the rifle he would use to shoot Kennedy.
The Slate article notes that the right-wing segregationist Edwin Walker, a former general, operated in Dallas as evidence that the city was dangerous territory for any liberal. Fact: Before targeting Kennedy, Oswald tried to assassinate Walker, with a rifle shot through his window.
Oswald had hoped to travel to Cuba and serve in Castro’s government. To establish his bona fides, he set up a chapter of the “Fair Play for Cuba” committee during a stay in New Orleans. He traveled to Mexico City and visited the Cuban and Soviet Embassies in his bid to get to Cuba. He was still trying to navigate the bureaucracy when he heard Kennedy would be visiting Dallas.
The Kennedy assassination has always invited elaborate theories about a coverup of the truth about that awful day. But it’s not complicated. The lie has always been in plain sight.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/1...
Thanks for clearing that up.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Nov 21, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Gabby, you may be one of the most historically ignorant people I've ever seen...even for a black.
No way in a million years would you people admit that a Communist killed a Democrat.
You don't know what happened that day. Very few people do. To claim you know the truth is quite presumptuous.

Ever hear of Joseph Milteer?

woof

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#9 Nov 21, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Gabby, you may be one of the most historically ignorant people I've ever seen...even for a black.
No way in a million years would you people admit that a Communist killed a Democrat.
I saw this article today in Politico. Thank you for posting!
Ignore the twits!

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#10 Nov 21, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what happened that day. Very few people do. To claim you know the truth is quite presumptuous.
Ever hear of Joseph Milteer?
woof
Gee, "a rifle and a tall building"...that cinches it. Douchie has found the truth!
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#11 Nov 21, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, "a rifle and a tall building"...that cinches it. Douchie has found the truth!
Hmmm..I just said that you don't know what happened, and that very few people do.

Donald Adams was working for the FBI in 1963, and had access to Mr. Milteer.

You didn't.

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#12 Nov 21, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm..I just said that you don't know what happened, and that very few people do.
Donald Adams was working for the FBI in 1963, and had access to Mr. Milteer.
You didn't.
woof
Douchie embraces the idea of a racist right wing plot re Saint Jack, but ridicules everything that isn't the official laundered leftist party line about Barry Soetoro.
Imagine that...
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#13 Nov 21, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Douchie embraces the idea of a racist right wing plot re Saint Jack, but ridicules everything that isn't the official laundered leftist party line about Barry Soetoro.
Imagine that...
You're not listening Paco. There are probably only a handful of people alive today who actually know why, and how JFK was killed, and by whom.

You and I don't fall into that category.

woof
Georgie Girl

Dayton, OH

#14 Nov 21, 2013
Nobody studies the motives of Jack Ruby.

Jack Ruby shot Oswald, obviously to silence Oswald forever from testifying in court.

What would motivate a jewish gangster to want to kill the marxist assassin of a US president?

Don't hold your breath waiting for Oliver Stone to investigate Jack Ruby's motivations. That might get too real for some people.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#16 Nov 22, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
I thought Sam Giancana had JFK whacked.
This will make one wonder:



woof
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#17 Nov 22, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
I thought Sam Giancana had JFK whacked.
I pretty sure it was Michael Corleone.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#18 Nov 22, 2013
Joe DiMaggio had him whacked.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#19 Nov 22, 2013
I didn't know the clown college of Colby had a JFK study group. Do tell...

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#20 Nov 22, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
I didn't know the clown college of Colby had a JFK study group. Do tell...
I suspect you wouldn't know a study group if it hit you over the head. As Chris Rock said, "Books are like kryptonite to n######."

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#21 Nov 22, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
I thought Sam Giancana had JFK whacked.
That's probably not far from the truth!

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