Exactly 50 years ago from this day, a great man was gunned down as he rode in an open motorcade through the Streets of Dallas. That man’s name was John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Since his untimely and tragic death, there have unfortunately been far too many people who have smeared him as being a womanizer, a drug addict, and most shockingly of all, a bad President. However, there are those amongst us who look beyond these allegations at what President Kennedy did for the World during his all too brief Presidency; and how his assassination altered the course of World history. To be perfectly honest, I have the utmost disrespect for those who think that President Kennedy’s assassination is irrelevant today.
There are also far too many people who wonder why, after half a century; people are still researching his assassination. The simple and blunt answer is that we give a shit! I first began researching the assassination towards the end of February, 2009. Since that time, I have read about all the various theories pertaining to his assassination. Whilst there are undoubtedly many utterly absurd conspiracy theories, this does not mean that we should dismiss all theories simply because absurd theories exist. In my opinion, only a complete fool would think otherwise. But to give what is perhaps the best example of why we should continue researching the assassination even after 50 years, I draw your attention to the brilliant research by Sean Murphy. Several months ago on John Simkin’s education forum, Sean Murphy began to lay out his theory that Lee Harvey Oswald was standing outside the Texas School Book Depository with his co-workers on the front steps of the building! For those of you who are unaware of this ground breaking research, you can view it by clicking here. You can also view a lengthy discussion on this very issue in which several researchers (including myself) have been involved in on Greg Parker’s terrific research forum. See here.
Despite all of the research over the past 50 years, there are still those misguided individuals who believe that Oswald, acting alone and unaided, murdered the President for some demented reason. Unfortunately for these people, the evidence says otherwise. There are also people who say that it is pointless to keep researching the assassination as we will never know exactly what happened. Whist it is true that there are still over 1,000 Government documents classified, and that we will probably never know how many crucial documents were unlawfully destroyed, I believe that if we successfully lobby the United States Congress to release all the classified documents, we can come close to solving the assassination. To that end, I want to thank all the hard working individuals who have sacrificed so much of their personal time to try and find out what really happened on November 22nd, 1963. In particular, I want to thank all the researchers of Greg Parker’s research forum, all of whom I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with.
R.I.P President Kennedy. You will never be forgotten!