The JFK Assassination
A lot of people have questions left unanswered about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For some people, it’s a sensitive topic, but I’m going to completely disregard that and start with a Bill Hicks joke: “Before the assassination, some people heard of anti-Castro pigeons hanging out in bars, calling; “coup, coup, coup.”
Now that’s out of the way, we can talk brass tacks. The murder of the 35th president of the United States occurred in Dealy Plaza, in Dallas on Nov. 2, 1963. The nation was rattled. A certain Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and proclaimed to have acted alone in the shooting. Oswald, a Marxist ex-marine who attempted to gain citizenship in the Soviet Union as well as Cuba was conveniently shot dead by a nightclub owner and was unable to give his side of the story after the assassination.
The main deviation from the official story, the “conspiracy” if you will, is the CIA, as well as the Mafia and anti-Cuban, as well as anti-communist elements in the government, orchestrated JFK’s assassination. There is no concrete evidence to this, but Lyndon Johnson, Jackie, as well as Robert Kennedy, and other officials believe Kennedy was killed by his enemies, rather than one man. Still, the fact remains that we do not know. In fact, over 15,000 assassination-related files remain closed to the public, with the October 2017 order by current president Donald Trump, these files will remain classified until at least October 2021.
I feel it is only fitting to end with another part from comedian Bill Hicks’ JFK routine: “So there, we have figured it out. Go back to bed, America, your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America, your government is in control again.”