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Dallas and the Murder to Remember


Traveling in a presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas, he was shot once in the back, the bullet exiting via his throat, and once in the head.

President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on Friday, November 22, 1963. He was in Texas on a political trip to smooth over frictions in the Democratic Party between liberals Ralph Yarborough and Don Yarborough (no relation) and conservative John Connally.

Kennedy was taken to Parkland Hospital for emergency medical treatment, where he was pronounced dead 30 minutes later, at 1:00 p.m. (CST).He was 46 years old and had been in office for 1,036 days. Lee Harvey Oswald, an order filler at the Texas School Book Depository from which the shots were fired, was arrested for the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit and was subsequently charged with Kennedys assassination. He denied shooting anyone, claiming he was a patsy, and was shot dead by Jack Ruby on November 24, before he could be prosecuted. Ruby was arrested and convicted for the murder of Oswald. Ruby successfully appealed his conviction and death sentence but became ill and died of cancer on January 3, 1967, while the date for his new trial was being set.

One opinion from social media caught our attention.

radical_colorado Radical Colorado

My thoughts regarding John F. Kennedy on the eve of the anniversary of his assassination. And no, I will not be wasting my time with a conspiracy driven post about who may have killed Kennedy. In fact, there’s been declassified documents that have since come out from this era that show US Government sympathy TOWARDS the conspiracy theories. For example, there’s been Pentagon advisory documents which advised the Government to periodically leak information about the Kennedy assassination during the 1960s and early 70s. Why would they do this? That’s easy. To keep people out of their hair, focused on a wild goose chase, and to divert public energy away from the real crimes that were going on. Primarily the criminal invasion of Vietnam, the coups across the globe, the deregulation of New Deal economic oversight, and the repression of left wing social justice movements that were beginning to threaten privileged and special interests. I don’t find it particularly helpful to entertain conspiracies unless the theory makes sense and can hold true given the verifiable evidence available. And I think when you look at such evidence, what you see is the basic workings of institutional structures. Designed explicitly to function as they are. It’s a comforting thought to believe that Kennedy was a great guy who was going to do all these wonderful things and then they killed him before he could. This is what’s believed by a substantial portion of Americans. It’s much less comforting to realize he was another hawk, a career politician, and worked to advance the same interests as any other person who has ever been in the same position — corporate America. Note — The US placed nuclear weapons in Italy in 1956 and Turkey in 1959 under Eisenhower, but either way, Kennedy substantially increased the amount in both Italy and Turkey in 1961, which promoted the Soviets to place theirs in Cuba. If you’re really going to waste time arguing these kind of moot points or essential semantics in my comments, in order to prove a supposed point or be “right”, you’ll get restricted or blocked. A warning to anyone who wants to comment to try and take a shot or prove a point.

Numerous comments immediately followed.

roadtripknowledge Courtenay Grant

I enjoy your content, but its not necessary to threaten your followers for wanting to comment. I concede that you are clearly more knowledgable than I, but I wanted to comment something and I wont now incase its too moot. Some people like myself are trying to get away from our ignorance and an open dialogue is one of the best ways Ive been able to do so.

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