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Ignoring The Obvious

Reader comment on item: Lee Harvey Oswald's Malign Legacy

Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Nov 25, 2007 at 18:42

There is little that amazes me in any of this. For as long as I can remember It seems that Americans have been peculiarly adept at self deception. By some strange twist of logic they managed to convince themselves that the defeat of Hitler's Third Reich was the defeat of Nazisism and then proceeded blindly to allow the cancer to metasticise and to grow here in America under the ruberic of freedom of speech. Little if any effort was made to bring the majority of Nazis to justice and they were allowed to thrive in Central and South America and in the Middle and Far East.

Both the Soviet Union and the western powers employed known former Nazis in their intelligence services and both relied heavily upon the picture that was painted by these supposed intelligence assets. Neither side was capable of recognizing the fact that they were both being played for fools by their supposedly defeated foe. Stalins paranoia in particular made the Soviets peculiarly succeptable to the ruse. The times were a gold mine for weavers of horrific fantasy.

That and the fact that our leaders were largely a lot of mindless idealogues who had no practical vision for the future. It was always easier to go around muttering slogans than it was to formulate any real practical solution to our problems. The arguements of Communism versus Capitalism could have been easily resolved by the application of some very simple logic. But few people at that time were thinking logically.

Oswald was largely a product of the times. He was an insignificant little nobody who desperately wanted to be somebody at least in his own eyes. He would have latched onto any cause that seemed to justify his meger existance. He could have been a David Koresh or Charles Manson just as easily as a Lee Harvey Oswald.


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