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Did George W. Bush Kill JFK?
HUMAN EVENTS ^ | November 21, 2006 | Mac Johnson

Posted on 11/24/2006 3:09:11 PM PST by neverdem

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination by a pro-Castro Marxist moonbat in Dallas, Tex. Well, that’s if you believe little things like photographs, eyewitnesses, spousal testimony, ballistics, fingerprints, personal history, the suspect’s pattern of assassination attempts, motive, opportunity, and an incriminating flight complete with cop killing.

For the rest of America, especially the tinfoil hat crowd, this week is the 43rd anniversary of JFK being killed by Castro, right-wing extremists opposed to Castro, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, the mafia, the Soviets, the Elks’ Lodge, magic bullets, the second gunman, the third gunman, the grassy knoll, the Klan, the CIA, the FBI and quite possibly public television viewers like you.

I used to believe that the strange and mutually contradicting conspiracy theories that sprang up around the JFK assassination like a cottage industry in a nuthouse were a unique phenomenon. Such wild-eyed fantasy resulted, I thought, only because the killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, was himself assassinated before his trial and conviction under a mountain of evidence that far surpasses that in 99% of murder cases.

But events since then have convinced me that Oswald could have confessed, wrote a book called “I Did It!” and presented film of himself actually pulling the trigger on international television and it would have made very little difference to those who peddle and purchase conspiracy pulp like so much mental junk food. What the JFK conspiracy culture really owes its existence to is an innate human will to believe in conspiracies. September 11 convinced me of that—or, more specifically, the conspiracy theories that have grown up around September 11.

None of the 9/11 hijackers claimed to be “patsies.” There is no dispute over their desire to commit the act, for which they planned and trained for years. Many left wills and martyrdom statements. The leaders of the organization to which they belonged, including Osama Bin Laden, have admitted on video that al Qaeda planned and executed the attacks. Victims on the planes made cell phone calls describing the hijackings in real time. The impacts of the two of the hijacked planes were caught on numerous videotapes, and witnessed by thousands in person. Yet hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans believe that the attacks were perpetrated by … George W. Bush.

To these people, the terrorists are fictional, the planes were drones, the twin towers were collapsed in a controlled implosion, and the CIA planned it all, as did Halliburton—all to create a war for oil in Afghanistan which has no oil, so that George W. Bush could use the war as an excuse to end democracy and remain in power forever by invading Iraq and thus controlling the outcome of the elections that the GOP just lost in a landslide.

Well, that’s the American nut version.

In the Muslim nut world, the hijackers are heroes for blowing up the towers, but the Muslim world cannot be blamed since the towers were blown up by the Mossad, after all Jews were carefully and quietly evacuated.

In Chavez’s nut run Venezuela, the parliament recently passed a resolution declaring as historical fact that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by Bush to justify imperialism against the good people of the world, such as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, Ayatollah Khamenei, and Fidel Castro.

Then there is the halfway house of paranoid moderates who believe that the attack was perpetrated by the terrorists that claim it, but who think that Bush and Cheney knew about it in advance and let it happen anyway to justify their war for no oil—just as FDR knew all about Pearl Harbor but let that happen to justify his aggressive war for Toyotas. Depending on your perspective, such middling nuts either have the good sense to be embarrassed by their beliefs, or lack the balls to admit what they really wish to believe.

And as I’ve said, conspiratorial bizarro-history is all about the will to believe. It must say something about people that, presented with a straightforward (if shocking) story, they ignore it and substitute one that they find more emotionally satisfying. Although what, exactly, such self-delusion says about our species is a little unclear to me still.

Perhaps, for some, there is a basic insecurity in the idea that a group of hateful primitives could topple towers in Manhattan using simple box cutters and bravado, or that a loser incapable of holding a steady job could strike down a great man with three shots from a cheap surplus rifle. Imagining a bigger, more powerful, perpetrator might be comforting in a strange way—a means of relegating the bogeyman back to improbability.

For others, the obvious perpetrator might be unacceptable, ungratifying, or self-incriminating. I’m sure that the “blame America first” crowd finds 9/11 a challenge to their self-loathing predisposition to sympathize with the foreign adversary. This is a challenge some have resolved by hallucinating a domestic adversary instead. Likewise, much of the mainstream left in the 1960s must have found it hard to admit that it was a committed leftist that killed President Kennedy. So they imagined that he was a false leftist created by the CIA or Jimmy Hoffa or the John Birch Society or someone—anyone but the radical fringe of their own movement.

Still others accept the truth in their hearts but find an alternative explanation more useful. “’They’ shot Bobby” is a rallying cry more relevant in domestic politics than “A Palestinian terrorist obsessed with Israel got a lucky break and assassinated Robert Kennedy over foreign policy.” The fact that RFK’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, was caught, confessed, and convicted is thus simply brushed over by many, while the real nuts believe Sirhan was a helpless meat puppet hypnotized by the right-wingers at the CIA, who spotted his susceptibility to hypnosis when he volunteered at a hypnotist’s stage show. “Cluck like a chicken.” “Good. Now go kill RFK!” Very believable.

But for many, I think the will to believe in the grand conspiracy has decidedly non-ideological motivations. It just feels good to believe that one is part of the initiated minority that knows the actual story. For this group, history is a Gnostic phenomenon in which the real truth is passed from believer to believer outside the official scripture. Let the common fools believe the pabulum they are fed by the history books, you and I know what really happened.

That’s what makes us so smart. We know that JFK was actually assassinated by a 17-year-old George W. Bush in order ensconce fellow Texan Lyndon Johnson in the White House, thus laying the historical background necessary to facilitate Lady Bird Johnson’s highway beautification scheme years later—a scheme that encourages oil consumption by brainwashed pleasure drivers entranced by the wafting aroma of beautiful mind-controlling uber-poppies. Oh, and Halliburton.

Sometimes you’ve just got to be proud to be Homo sapiens. We’re the smartest apes ever. My sympathy to the chimpanzees.


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1 posted on 11/24/2006 3:09:12 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

LMAO!


2 posted on 11/24/2006 3:10:16 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: neverdem

But what was Karl Rove's role?


3 posted on 11/24/2006 3:11:20 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek
.But what was Karl Rove's role?

He had to be the second shooter....

4 posted on 11/24/2006 3:12:27 PM PST by NeoCaveman (I swear I thought turkeys could fly....)
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To: neverdem
FBI memo, photo link Bush Sr to JFK Dallas murder scene

;^)

5 posted on 11/24/2006 3:13:46 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: neverdem

There were several dozen different conspiracy groups that assembled, unaware of each other, that day in Dallas. Half of those in Dealy Plaza were with one or another conspiracy group. After the tragic event they all left, still unaware of each other, but all sure it was someone else who did it.


6 posted on 11/24/2006 3:18:26 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: neverdem

Bump for later.


7 posted on 11/24/2006 3:18:44 PM PST by RayStacy
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To: neverdem

Love the piece,but one thing sticks with me,how are these wackos winning elections and how much longer before Our Country is toppled from within?


8 posted on 11/24/2006 3:21:12 PM PST by chrismich2610 (murha to run with hugo chavez)
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To: fhayek
But what was Karl Rove's role?

From what I understand, Rove was positioned on the grassy knoll while Bush was in an undisclosed position spotting for Oswald.

9 posted on 11/24/2006 3:22:58 PM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: neverdem
But for many, I think the will to believe in the grand conspiracy has decidedly non-ideological motivations. It just feels good to believe that one is part of the initiated minority that knows the actual story. For this group, history is a Gnostic phenomenon in which the real truth is passed from believer to believer outside the official scripture. Let the common fools believe the pabulum they are fed by the history books, you and I know what really happened.

The special knowledge is an entrance requirement to the elitist club that is today's American Left.
10 posted on 11/24/2006 3:23:00 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: AntiGuv

ok, I'm not too good with satire, is this guy on the weblink you posted, serious?


11 posted on 11/24/2006 3:23:13 PM PST by IOWAfan (We depress easily thinking about Iowa Football, but are packing for the Alamo Bowl.)
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To: neverdem
When vicious MORONS run a country this is what you get:

"In Chavez’s nut run Venezuela, the parliament recently passed a resolution declaring as historical fact that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by Bush to justify imperialism against the good people of the world, such as Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, Ayatollah Khamenei, and Fidel Castro."
12 posted on 11/24/2006 3:23:30 PM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Embrace Chamberlain Democrats)
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To: AntiGuv

Case
closed.

13 posted on 11/24/2006 3:24:07 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("A suicide bomber may be a weak weapon, but not against a suicide culture." - Steyn)
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To: neverdem
September 11 convinced me of that—or, more specifically, the conspiracy theories that have grown up around September 11.

The 9/11 moonbats are now playing on CSPAN Book TV (well actually at 12:30 am Pacific Time/3:30 am EST and again Saturday, 7 pm Pacific, 10 pm Eastern.

Here's the descrption:

9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out David Ray Griffin, Peter Dale Scott, Peter Phillips, Kevin Ryan, Ray McGovern Description: Editors and contributors to the book, "9/11 and American Empire," assess the Bush administration's responsibility for the attacks on 9/11, arguing that key administration officials either purposefully ignored the threats leading up to the attacks or were complicit in the planning them. The panelists say that the administration has used the attacks to enact long established plans to expand American empire. The participants are: David Ray Griffin (co-editor/contributor), Peter Dale Scott (co-editor/contributor), Peter Phillips (contributor) and Kevin Ryan (contributor). Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern moderates the discussion.

Don't miss it.

http://www.booktv.org/General/index.asp?segID=7473&schedID=462

14 posted on 11/24/2006 3:25:45 PM PST by freespirited (The MSM is the root of all evil.)
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To: IOWAfan

Next time you talk to a moonbat in real life, ask them if they've heard about it & what they think.


15 posted on 11/24/2006 3:28:13 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: chrismich2610
how are these wackos winning elections

I'd bet it was Clinton.

16 posted on 11/24/2006 3:28:44 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Right. Yale Skull and Bones - CIA types always hang around the scene of their assassination coups with hands in pockets to get photographed.

Of course, if G.H.W. Bush wanted to be president so bad he would have assassinated Reagan, too. Yes? So he must have been behind the Hinckly thing too.
17 posted on 11/24/2006 3:30:38 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: neverdem

It was JFK himself, with the help of Kryten, Lister, Rimmer, and the Cat. (Red Dwarf reference).


18 posted on 11/24/2006 3:31:54 PM PST by Wacka
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To: neverdem

One word stuck in my head, in all this - bizarro.

And I thought I had the nut-hatch explanation with LBJ (who had WAY the most to gain by knocking off JFK) being the driving force behind the JFK assassination.

As a way to get back at Bobby.

But hey, wasn't Bobby assassinated while LBJ was still President?


19 posted on 11/24/2006 3:32:20 PM PST by alloysteel (Facts do not cease to exist, just because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley)
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To: fhayek
He was the grassy knoll
20 posted on 11/24/2006 3:33:55 PM PST by FFIGHTER (Character Matters!)
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To: BigBobber; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Bush Family Involvement in Reagan Assassination Attempt

;^)

21 posted on 11/24/2006 3:37:02 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: neverdem

This reads just like some possible deleted scenes from the movie JFK.


22 posted on 11/24/2006 3:37:17 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: BigBobber

You could be onto something there.


23 posted on 11/24/2006 3:38:50 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("A suicide bomber may be a weak weapon, but not against a suicide culture." - Steyn)
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To: chrismich2610
I always though Howie looked a little too much like Oswald

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24 posted on 11/24/2006 3:39:05 PM PST by digger48
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To: AntiGuv
FBI memo, photo link Bush Sr to JFK Dallas murder scene

In 1991, a friend and I went on a road trip. Among other things, we visited the Golden Gate bridge. The visitor's area was plastered with signs saying "Did George Bush kill JFK?" and giving an address (a PO box) to which you could write for more information.

Somewhere, I have a picture of this...

25 posted on 11/24/2006 3:42:12 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: BigBobber

He's hanging around because....

"Damn!!! Just blew the President's brains out, but I FORGOT MY BUS TOKENS!!!! Now I gotta wait for Mr. Rove to bring the car around. Boy!!! Is he gonna be pissed. Hope I don't look too suspicious standing here like this."


26 posted on 11/24/2006 3:47:27 PM PST by RayStacy
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To: neverdem

27 posted on 11/24/2006 3:49:25 PM PST by Spiff (Death before Dhimmitude)
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To: Hoodat
If John(ketchup) wasn't on his way to the Nam, I'm sure he could have prevented the assassination. If Al Gore wasn't on his way to the Nam, I'm sure he could have gotten an enviormental law passed that would have outlawed old Russian rifles, if Cindy Sheeeehammm was aware of the assassination, I'm sure she would have camped out at the Crawford ranch demanding troop withdrawal from Dallas.
28 posted on 11/24/2006 3:49:36 PM PST by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: digger48

Could JFK be a Democrat today,with the same beliefs he had in 1960?


29 posted on 11/24/2006 3:49:58 PM PST by chrismich2610 (murha to run with hugo chavez)
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To: Hoodat

"From what I understand, Rove was positioned on the grassy knoll while Bush was in an undisclosed position spotting for Oswald."

It worked so well, because Rove was something like 13 years old at the time.

We now know he was, nevertheless, very well indoctrinated with what would later be revealed as his "true conservative" Bigger beliefs. Bigger government, through compassion. Bigger war budgets, without adding capability or manpower. Bigger American population without adding Americans.

Etc. Maybe we should check Rove's school attendance records for that fatefull 1963 November day.


30 posted on 11/24/2006 3:50:54 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: chrismich2610

Well certainly not in Massachusetts. Think about it. Not only was he conservative by today's standards but he was from a very liberal state.


31 posted on 11/24/2006 3:51:42 PM PST by plain talk
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To: truth_seeker

Rove, you magnificient bas^&d!


32 posted on 11/24/2006 3:53:08 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: neverdem

This is clearly a conspiracy to make conspiracy theorists look bad.


33 posted on 11/24/2006 3:56:36 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: fhayek
Karl Rove is thought to have personnaly hand-loaded the ammo with which JKK, Gov.Connely, Tibbets, MLK Jr., Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, John Lennon, the Lennon sisters, Zero Mostel, Generalissimo Franco, Mao Tze Tung, Chaka Zulu, and John Kerry were killed with.(Kerry was awarded a Medal of Honor in 1968 while on a secret mission of Cambodia)

Rove is said to be considering throwing himself on the stupidity of Charlie Rangel and begging forgivness, promising to enlist in the Rangel Rangers for 31.2 years or until a Democrat with some common sense can be found, or whichever comes first.
34 posted on 11/24/2006 3:58:27 PM PST by Gideon Reader ("The quiet gentleman sitting in the corner sipping Kenya AA and enjoying his Stan Getz CD's".)
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To: neverdem
Luis' Conspiracy Theory Theory:


35 posted on 11/24/2006 3:59:03 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: neverdem

36 posted on 11/24/2006 4:01:16 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
If the Bush family assassinated anyone at all, it would have been this guy.
37 posted on 11/24/2006 4:07:45 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Shirley, you jest; that looks as half-baked as anything michael redvero could have 'cooked up', Shirley.


38 posted on 11/24/2006 4:09:48 PM PST by _Jim (Highly recommended book on the Kennedy assassination - Posner: "Case Closed")
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To: AntiGuv

Tom Flocco, huh? You sure it shouldn't be Tom (F'n) Locco?


39 posted on 11/24/2006 4:11:28 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: neverdem
Woody Harrelson's pop was the assassin. Everybody knows that.
40 posted on 11/24/2006 4:11:56 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Wacka

"It was JFK himself"

Actually I heard a conspiracy theory like that once. JFK and Jackie faked his death because Onasis was hitting on Jackie and they wanted to let her marry him and take all his cash..or something like that.


41 posted on 11/24/2006 4:12:07 PM PST by bkepley
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To: neverdem
Did George W. Bush Kill JFK?

No, silly, that's the wrong president. He killed Theodore Roosevelt.

42 posted on 11/24/2006 4:13:06 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: AntiGuv
He got Babe Ruth too.

Babe Ruth, two months before he died in 1948, presents his book The Babe Ruth Story to Yale’s baseball captain, George Herbert Walker Bush, for the Yale library.

43 posted on 11/24/2006 4:17:32 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: _Jim

Hey, it's their theories not mine. Wow, michael redvero. That's a name from the past. Unless he's still around with his nutcase theories.

And don't call me Shirley. LOL.


44 posted on 11/24/2006 4:19:35 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Spiff

Well it's certainly a bush of some sort. :)


45 posted on 11/24/2006 4:30:59 PM PST by xp38
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Maybe they did, I haven't seen ol' Ross anywhere lately, Have you?


46 posted on 11/24/2006 4:34:56 PM PST by labette (I'm not an expert, but I play one on Free Republic. You can too!)
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To: truth_seeker
It worked so well, because Rove was something like 13 years old at the time.

Even at that young age, Rove was quite the magnificent bastard.

47 posted on 11/24/2006 4:36:15 PM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Ooop! I forgot to add the sinister background music.


48 posted on 11/24/2006 4:36:36 PM PST by labette (I'm not an expert, but I play one on Free Republic. You can too!)
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To: digger48

Good stuff!


49 posted on 11/24/2006 4:41:07 PM PST by Tinian
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To: neverdem

Outstanding piece! Now where did I leave my tinfoil hat???...


50 posted on 11/24/2006 4:46:37 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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