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Kennedy Assassination in Perspective

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Submitted by Carey (United States), Nov 22, 2013 at 10:36

Pipes makes many excellent points regarding conspiracy theories and the impact of the assasination on the left. The left could not accommodate the fact that a communist sympathizer shot Kennedy. All of the conspiracy theories were a product of this denial by the left.

My own memories: I wa a Sr. Student at Sul Ross State College in Alpine,Tx and driving to Dallas to interview at Southwestern Medical school (a trip of roughly 500 miles each way).. I learned of Kenned's assasination while driving between Ft. Stockton, Tx, and Monahans, Tx.

My initial, un-edited though was, "Well, Lyndon finally got to be President." As a Texan who recognized Lyndon Johnson as a corrupt (though highly effective) politician and intrinsically evil man, in the back of my mind, I though that he was somehow involved. In spite of evidence to the contrary, that thoght persists 50 years later.

My interviews in Dallas were a disaster. My faculty interviewers at Southwestern were deeply troubled and thought me insensitive for asking questions about the Medical School. As a result, Southwestern turned out to be the only Medical School to which I was not accepted.

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