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Oswald was part of a conspiracy

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Submitted by Soloview (Canada), Nov 22, 2013 at 12:06

The fact that Oswald was the lone shooter (and there is little doubt of that) does not mean that this was a lone-looney act of personal agenda. Oswald almost certainly acted with the help of and on behalf of a ring of conspirators. It is because the Warren commission and the subsequent studies never quite shed light on the background of the assassination, that the crazy "nultiple shooters" theories persist. The "additional shooters" more or less are to "confirm" the consiratorial nature of the heinous act.

I do not think the JFK's shooting had the impact on American liberalism such as Piereson ascribes to it. I think the only lasting effect was the horror and disgust the president's spilled brains provoked.( I was a teenager living in Eastern Europe. We heard. Everyone was shaken. JFKs appeal was beyond politics. He exuded confidence, smarts, competence. Like with Muhammed Ali later, his looks became iconic, well beyond professional merit and athwart personal ethics). The growth of anti-americanism, feminism, gay rights after Kennedy had, in my reckoning, nothing whatsoever to do with the murder. They were the natural consequence of several things: the destruction of FDR's political legacy in the fifies, the resulting hostility of American academia, and ...yes, the culture of hedonistic self-seeking, for which ,sadly, JFK acted as the poster boy.


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