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The Legacy of Abraham Zapruder & Creation of Suicidal Liberalism

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Submitted by James Burke,( Canada), CPA (Illinois), (Canada), Nov 23, 2007 at 08:46

Bravo to Dr. Pipes - writing on the taboo subject that the left wing MSM and right wing American radio stars ( whom I like very much- we have nothing like them in Canada - I wish we did - we have mind numbing liberalism 24/7): Rush, Savage, O'Reilly, Bortz, Hannity all refuse to discuss. Perhaps because it is too painful and complicated to discuss. And because an objective viewof the facts; before and after, does not make the far right look good.

Zapruder's silent movie - the filming of the entire scene must have been a shock to those on the right and the Texas oil people who orchestrated and financed this coup d'etat. If not for this home movie, we would never have any view of how it unfolded.

The film contradicts what Dan Rather said in the 1967 CBS Documentary ( who claims to have been in Dealey Plaza ) " .. back and to the right " in reference to the movement of President Kennedy's head.

Given the distance where Oswald was, the tension at the moment, the mechanics of the gun, his background, it was physically impossible for him to have shot the president with only three bullets - not one miss!!!.

I do not even think that Chuck Connors (ie, The Rifleman ) or Yul Brynner would have been able to do such shooting.

And then there is the Warren Commision ( and not a public trial), all of those deaths of witnesses, Jack Ruby conveniently contracting cancer in prison and four years later.... RFK.

JFK was not as liberal as right wingers tend to portray him but he was not a part of the hard right:

1) He did not support the Bay of Pigs invasion with Air Power

2) He wanted to dismember the CIA

3) He wanted detente with the USSR; his speech in 1961: " .. we breath the same air..."

4) He did not support a military build up in Vietnam - this all happened after his murder.

5) His intent to aid Latin America financially

To the right, and rightly so, he was a disapointment. Given his popularity with the voting public, his good looks and his rapport with journalists, he had to go.

But the aftermath directly or indirectly lead to

a) a drop out and a get stoned drug culture, which lead to acid-rock & single moms

b) a very wealthy military industry, all based in .... Texas.

d) Conspiracy theories

e) the illiberalism of Judge Warren; perhaps his only way to get back at the right wing.

f) a suicidal illiberalism; an inverse nazism and hatred against christianity, judaism and white males from hollywood and feminists, multiculturalism, hatred of the establishment, hatred of Ronald Reagan from the media and hatred of capitalism from the left.

Believe me when I say that I want nothing to do with liberalism. I am a lonely conservative in a very illiberal country, Canada.

But I wish he was the US President today; I want to think he would be as duplicit as George Bush Jr. is. But I could be wrong.

Both men are from Texas


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grove [62 words]stacyMar 21, 2010 23:47170491
Owsald [93 words]BertEDec 19, 2009 10:27166012
he killed him for money case closed (revised) [305 words]adel elkabanySep 17, 2008 08:02138725
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why did Oswald kill Kennedy [68 words]Robert L. FreedmanNov 26, 2007 12:47114946
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Vietnam Just Fuel, Not Fire [488 words]Michael USA, Viet VetDec 5, 2007 21:34114779
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The Book's Premise is Wrong - the Left has always been anti-American [619 words]Steve RogersNov 23, 2007 17:26114508
The Legacy of Abraham Zapruder & Creation of Suicidal Liberalism [527 words]James Burke,( Canada), CPA (Illinois),Nov 23, 2007 08:46114456
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The Dead Kennedy's and Liberal regression [212 words]Luta RD BelcherNov 22, 2007 15:04114383
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