Nobody seemed to particularly enjoy my previous “absurdist humor” post, so today I thought I would wade back into my favorite topic, Conspiracy Theory. What brought this on? I received a text from my sister that said, “X wants to know who you think killed Kennedy,” where X = my nephew. So here we go.
I replied to my sister, “Well, I can’t really give a simple answer to that without a little background. I will write him a short essay.” That ‘short essay’ quickly turned into the rambling mess below. All of the links and videos were in the original essay.
Who Killed JFK?
Well, you’ve reached that age when you start asking some of the hard questions. ‘Which universities should I apply to?’ ‘What do I want to do with my life?’ And ‘Who killed the 35th president of the United States?’
As you may have heard, I have conducted extensive research into this particular topic, and many others related to the ideas that have become the subject of ‘Conspiracy Theory’ – now a wholly recognized field of academic study. However, before I get into the details, it is important to remember one thing: Conspiracy theories can be dangerous. It is a slippery slope around the so-called “rabbit-hole” of Conspiracy Theory. If you do not do your due diligence and keep a healthy amount of skepticism in your inquiries, you run the risk of going over to the Dark Side, and the next thing you know, you’re ranting online like one of those “Q-Anon” idiots that are now threatening the fabric of our democracy with their cult-like devotion to a messy labyrinth of grade-A cuckoo. So keep your wits about you.
Having said that, I would be remiss if I did not say that I completely disagree with the idea pushed by the mainstream that the phrase ‘conspiracy theory’ is equivalent to ‘crazy b*llsh*t’. This is dangerous Orwellian double-speak. Take it from a student and sometimes teacher of literature that the word ‘Orwellian’ is often misused by people to mean anything ‘authoritarian.’ That’s too blunt a tool for this delicate terminology. ‘Orwellian’ actually refers to the very language that shapes our thoughts, and dictates how we think about things.
Saying ‘conspiracy theory’ is the same thing as ‘crazy b*llsh*t’ is very Orwellian. It is alarming how often we are seeing this today. Opposing viewpoints are now ‘fake news.’ Lies are now ‘alternative facts.’ And whistleblowers are now ‘enemies of the state.’ Modern English is loaded with examples of Orwellian double-speak, and it goes back a lot farther than Trump.
In short, conspiracies exist. They exist at almost every major turn of human history. They are as real as math and science, but no one ever rolls their eyes when you talk about a mathematical theory or a scientific theory. However, as with all theories, conspiracy theories can be dangerous if not exposed to the full light of skepticism and thorough vetting. There are crazy conspiracy theories, just as there have been crazy mathematical and scientific theories, although there has admittedly been a lot more crazy from the conspiracy field.
Having said all that, let’s get to the meat of the question.
Who do I think killed John F. Kennedy? Short answer: Not Oswald. Do I think there was a conspiracy and a cover-up? Yes, yes I do. If I had to name one person that was likely instrumental in the killing? George Herbert Walker Bush.
And now on to the detailed answer. I told your mom this would be a ‘short essay.’ However, I am long-winded and I like to write, so… sorry. Also, keep in mind that THIS IS JUST MY OPINION. I could be wrong. Nonetheless, this is what I currently think happened. New information could always change my mind.
To really understand why people suspect there was more to the JFK Assassination than the “official story” handed out by the Warren Commission, you have to go back to 1933 and a little-known conspiracy called “The Business Plot.” As far as I remember, they do not teach you about this in middle-school history classes, and this raises a big red flag to me as it seems like something every American student should learn about, even as just a cautionary tale.
The Business Plot was an “alleged” attempted coup to overthrow the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was started as a reaction to a perceived threat to the burgeoning investment banking industry in the U.S. Investment banking really blossomed in the 19th century following the Civil War, when a lot of currency brokers and mercantile firms became private banks. The distribution of wealth immediately started to show a heavy imbalance favoring these emerging money-movers, and the stock market crashed, leading to the Great Depression. When FDR came out with his New Deal, he established the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated investment banking from commercial banking, making us all safe from the machinations of bankers using the money of private individuals in shady, often risky investments. The bankers didn’t like this as it made their plans of mega-wealth more difficult. So they organized a fascist veteran’s group to overthrow FDR’s government and establish their own business oligarchy. They selected Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to act as their would-be puppet dictator.
Major General Smedley Butler was a good American, however, and after attending a few meetings with the conspirators’ contacts, he ratted out the lot of them to the federal government. However, as the depth of the conspiracy came to light, and the names of certain people involved turned out to be top contributors to the economy, it was agreed that prosecuting the men behind the plot could be harmful to that all-important economy. The phrase “too big to fail” rings a bell, or “too big to prosecute,” as they said in 2006 when a lot of big banks were bailed out and no one was ever prosecuted for the mismanagement of hedge funds leading to the housing collapse that caused the recession of that year.
Long story short, the whole thing was chalked up to an embarrassment that could not be dumped upon America’s wealthiest financiers, so the whole thing was swept under the rug and they used the media that they owned – already wielding a powerful influence on public opinion – to sell it as a hoax that was ridiculed and quickly forgotten. To this day, it is referred to as an “alleged plot.” That word, ‘alleged,’ is a very important word.
The men behind the plot were allowed to go back to controlling the U.S. economy, doing what they did to bring in the money. However, they were not about to go quietly. Having failed with an overt attempt at seizing power, they decided to go covert. They spent the next 30 years infiltrating the government at all levels and departments. Their most significant achievement was the establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947, having grown out of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Strategic Services Unit (SSU), and the Central Intelligence Group (CIG), respectively. These men took to the intelligence game like fish to water, and they have been building it and expanding it and its powers ever since. It now encompasses a total of at least 17 different agencies.
Once they felt they had a secure grip on all things information (they owned the mainstream media in the U.S., and now they were securely in control of whatever “official stories” came out of the government itself), they made their move on November 22, 1963, and Kennedy never made it home from Dallas.
There was a flurry of activity and odd behavior that exploded on that day in Dallas, a lot of which does not make sense, some of which flies in the face of the Warren Commission’s official findings. It all comes together to form a seemingly (conveniently?) impassable smoke screen that hides the truth of what actually transpired. I can’t list them all here, but here are a few key things I would like to address to support my idea:
- There is a telling video of JFK and Jackie departing the Dallas Airport on the morning of November 22nd. In the video, we can see the presidential limousine and the two secret service agents who were to jump onto riding platforms on the back bumper, where they were to act as human shields. Behind them was the Secret Service follow-up car. Just as the two agents were to jump onto the rear bumper, their director stands up in the follow-up car and calls them off. You can see the exasperation in the agents, as they gesture with their arms as if to say, “Are you kidding me?” Ultimately, they follow orders, and are not there to take any of the bullets that eventually would kill Kennedy barely 30 minutes later. You can view the video here:
2. If you ask anyone from that era, everyone remembers where they were when JFK was assassinated – except George H. W. Bush. When asked by a reporter where he was at the time of Kennedy’s assassination, he replied, “I can’t remember.” Interesting, when you learn that at the time, he was employed by the CIA, and CIA records place him IN Dallas on November 22, 1963. How do you not remember THAT? There is even an old, grainy black and white photo of a man reported to be him standing in front of the book depository Oswald was said to have fired from. The photo was taken after the assassination.
It was also interesting to see video of Bush at President Ford’s funeral, where he seems to laugh at the idea of “a deluded gunman” killing Kennedy. Hardly appropriate, either way.
3. Events following the assassination didn’t get any calmer and the smoke screen seemed to continue for two days following, with alleged mishandling of Kennedy’s body, defiance of Texas State Law in not allowing the local medical examiner near the body before it was whisked back to Washington, D.C., and agents in the follow-up car reporting smelling gunpowder on street-level and Kennedy actually yelling, “I’m hit!” before he was actually shot. Some attribute this to the first shot missing and hitting pavement beside his car, striking him with chips of asphalt. The craziest thing, however, is the assassination of the alleged assassin, Oswald, on November 24th as he was being transferred through an underground parking garage from his holding cell to the court house across the street. Jack Ruby, a local Dallas night club owner and lowlife with known connections to organized crime, took it upon himself to leap from the crowd and shoot Oswald at almost point-blank range, killing him before he could have his day in court and say what he was saying moments before he was shot (“I’m just a patsy!”) on the official record. Jack Ruby had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer at the time.
So where did the fatal shot that killed JFK come from?
If you’ve seen the Zapruder film and its use in the Oliver Stone film, JFK, you are familiar with the “back and to the left” commentary. That is, experts who viewed the film wondered, if the fatal bullet struck Kennedy from behind, why did the impact appear to drive his head backwards, like the shot had hit him from the front? Others say this was a muscle reaction from the bullet striking below the base of the skull, which would cause the head to snap back. The problem I see with this is that the final, fatal shot showed a clear entry would near the top of the skull, not below the base. There are several initial reports from eye-witnesses on the scene that claimed they heard shots coming from an area now commonly referred to as “the grassy knoll” on Dealey Plaza. Behind this knoll was a short fence hidden by a line of trees, and beyond that, a train yard. This would have been an ideal location for a sniper to have been waiting. Still others claim the fatal headshot came from an overpass overlooking the plaza. We’ll probably never know the whole story.
Recently, a new video came to my attention that claims the fatal shot actually came from the Secret Service follow-up car – and it was totally accidental. The Secret Service car was equipped with an AR-15 rifle (the kind commonly used in mass shootings throughout the U.S. today). According to this account, when shots first rang out, an agent in the car grabbed the AR-15 and stood up to return fire just as the driver hit the brakes. Thrown off-balance, the agent’s gun arm went up, and he pulled the trigger, and the round hit Kennedy, killing him. It’s an intriguing idea – that the whole thing was an accident and the cover-up was put in place to protect the bumbling of the Secret Service! This theory has since been “debunked” (allegedly) but you can see details of the theory here.
Moreover, in his book Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy (1989), journalist Jim Marrs’s extensive examination of the details of the assassination, Marrs asserts that in the 1970s the rooftop of the records building beside the book depository from which Oswald is alleged to have fired was being torn up to put in a new air conditioning system. Workers claim they found an old, weather-pitted shell casing that showed evidence of having used a “sabot slug.” “Sabot” slugs are used to fit smaller caliber bullets into larger caliber shells (example: a 6.5 mm bullet in a 30.06 shell) A bullet of this nature could produce fragments traceable to Oswald’s rifle type.
While I do think George H. W. Bush was directly involved in Kennedy’s assassination, I doubt that he was actually the trigger-man. That was probably some goon(s) whose name(s) we’ll never know. It is curious that 2 years and 7 months before the assassination, Kennedy gave a speech now known as his “Secret Societies Speech” on April 27, 1961. In it, he openly states that “we are opposed… by a ruthless conspiracy.” That speech is definitely worth a watch. Surprisingly, a link to it was hard to find! It used to be on YouTube. Transcripts are available online through a Google search.
If you listen to that, you might also find Eisenhower’s farewell address quite telling. He famously stated, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” Eisenhower made this speech on his last night as president before Kennedy took over. It was, to me, anyway, as if he was saying, “Hey, you might want to look at this. I’ve survived too many wars to risk my neck going after this now, but Kennedy – it’s all yours!” And Kennedy took the ball and ran with it right up until Dallas. Here is Eisenhower’s farewell. The comments I refer to begin at the 7 minute mark.
It seems some top men in the government were aware of the threat of a coup. Keep in mind that the “military-industrial complex” Eisenhower refers to is, in my opinion, the cabal of bankers that started their push in 1933 with the Business Plot. They have made the bulk of their money on the global stage by inciting wars and rebellions, and selling weapons and warriors to both sides. Their baby is the Federal Reserve Bank, established in the U.S. by foreign banking interests that actually lend U.S. dollars to the U.S. for use as currency at interest. It is a centralized bank, something the Founding Fathers of the U.S., and Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln, were all greatly opposed to as centralized banking causes a nation to lose control of its own money. The bankers fought to have a central bank established in the U.S. by less-than-honorable means, and in 1913, they succeeded. The founder of this central bank, Mayer Rothschild, once famously stated, “Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes the laws.” This is a bit of a side-track to the topic at hand, but you can read all about it in a fascinating book entitled, The Creature from Jekyll Island (1994) by G. Edward Griffin. It exposes the conspiracy (there’s that word again!) that established The Fed as the U.S. central bank.
Curiously, John F. Kennedy had signed Executive Order 11110 on June 4, 1963, just six months before he was killed. This order was aimed at ending the use of Federal Reserve currency.
Now, if all of that weren’t bad enough, there’s also the assassination of Kennedy’s younger brother Bobby to contend with. If the assassination of JFK does not tell you something seriously dark and shady happened to the U.S.A. in November of 1963, the fact that his brother met with the same fate under similar, highly-questionable circumstances just 5 years later should be a HUUUUGE red flag. Bobby was running for president with the promise of exposing all of the shadowy forces behind his brother’s assassination.
After the Kennedys were taken out, and Johnson had escalated the war in Vietnam (which Kennedy had opposed), the new system was entrenched. As far as I can see, every president since has toed the line. They and their media machine have given the people non-issues over which to argue, to give the illusion of a choice in our elections, but the main agenda, at its core, has proceeded unabated, regardless of which party was at the helm, bringing us to where we are today – endless war abroad and social unrest at home.
And George H. W. Bush? He became the director of the CIA, and he ran for the Republican Party presidential nomination against Ronald Reagan in 1980. When Reagan won, Bush struck a deal with him that basically went like this:
BUSH: Hey, Reagan. I can guarantee your election if you make me your VP.
REAGAN: Oh yeah? How, George?
BUSH: You know those hostages in Iran?
REAGAN: Yeah, Carter has negotiated a release, so…
BUSH: Forget that. I have people through my contacts in the oil industry and CIA who can put the kibosh on that deal. This will make Carter look weak, and give you a winning bump in the polls.
REAGAN: Hm. Okay!
Now, the previous dialogue is pure conjecture on my part, but Iran held the hostages until after Reagan had won the election. They were officially released on January 20, 1981 – the very day Reagan was sworn in as president.
Incidentally, Reagan was the next president to be assassinated – almost. And it happened just 3 months after he was sworn in. He survived, but lost a lot of blood, many saying later that this basically incapacitated him as president, leading to the image of him as a doddering leader who was always napping.
Guess who would have been the new president had Reagan died?
The man who shot Reagan was John Hinkley Jr. – a personal friend to the Bush family. On the day of the attempt on Reagan’s life, in fact, Hinkley’s father was having dinner with Niel Bush, one of George H. W.’s sons. Both families had connections through a shadowy figure called Mohrenschildt, a Russian “Baron” who was perhaps the closest person to – you guessed it – Lee Harvey Oswald in the years before Kennedy’s assassination. Here’s an article about these weird connections.
Finally, remember the Glass-Steagall Act that separated investment and commercial banking concerns and started this whole mess? They finally repealed it in 1999. Many economists say this is what led to the sub-prime mortgage scandal that created the recession of 2006-07. Just like the stock market collapse that set this in motion in the first place, it is creating a shocking unbalance in global wealth.
I must state again that all of this is just my opinion. If you are really interested enough to have read all that I have written above (again, sorry!), then I’d suggest doing your own research and seeing what you find. You might draw completely different conclusions. I am of the mind that yes, the Kennedys were killed in a coup. The result was to further an agenda, and that agenda is coming to fruition right before our eyes today. It is a plan to subjugate all of the peoples of the world, and I am against it. It’s not a Republican versus Democrat thing. It’s a Wealthy Elite versus ALL OF US thing. The two political parties fomenting all of the bickering are just two puppets on the arms of the same creature, using the old Divide-and-Conquer scheme to keep people fighting each other instead of fighting them. Their method is destabilization on all fronts: Economic, political, social… and it’s happening all over the world.
It’s strange to think General Wesley Clark went on the program “Democracy Now” and talked about seeing a list of seven countries the U.S. was planning to destabilize in the Middle East – and we have followed it like a recipe. We went into those countries and completely destabilized them… and then just left them that way. If you do a bit of digging, you will notice a correlation between nations the U.S. has destabilized and nations that have attempted to dump the U.S. ‘petrol’ dollar (ie., The Fed money) as their reserve currency. A popular saying in Conspiracy Theory is cui bono? (Who benefits?), or “Follow the money.”
Here is an article from “Salon” about Wesley Clark identifying the 7 nations the U.S. was planning to destabilize.
I fear that Trump is part of the plan to destabilize the U.S. Did I say “part” of the plan? Heck, he IS the plan. And Boris Johnson and his Brexit deal are for the U.K. You see how history is a continuous wave of cause and effect? All of this started with new banking practices in the 19th century following the Civil War. And before that…? And now there are rumors of a new Civil War in the U.S. I really hope that it never comes to that, but I have never seen our nation so vehemently divided. And it would make a nice little package, this whole Bankers’ Plot bookended neatly between two Civil Wars.
Who do I think killed Kennedy? I think a group of very wealthy people did it, establishing today’s seeming oligarchy of special business interests running our government. I think George H. W. Bush was instrumentally involved on the ground. And I think a coup was successfully carried out, and now those that seized power in 1963 – 1968 are putting the final touches on a world of the Very Poor (masses) lorded over by the Very Rich (elite few). And the rich will get richer, and the poor will get poorer – especially as climate change moves us closer and closer to global shortages of food, water, and habitable territory.
Pretty darn bleak, isn’t it? Well, as I said, this is just my opinion. I could be very wrong about all of this. In fact, I hope that I am very wrong about all of this. However, there just seem to be too many coincidences and connections to reject it out of hand. What is the old saying? “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
Here’s something else that popped into my conspiracy-addled brain. It may sound even more nuts, but consider this: All peoples of history who were enslaved, or the victims of genocide, all had one thing in common: They didn’t believe it could happen until it did.
I hope you and Y [my niece] are having fun, no matter what’s going on in the U.S. I tell ya, that place is a nut-house! Stay vigilant. Stay safe.