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The City With a Death Wish in Its Eye (Marshall scholar opines about Dallas's role in JFK killing)
NY Times ^ | November 16, 2013 | JAMES McAULEY

Posted on 11/18/2013 5:27:29 AM PST by Zhang Fei

FOR 50 years, Dallas has done its best to avoid coming to terms with the one event that made it famous: the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. That’s because, for the self-styled “Big D,” grappling with the assassination means reckoning with its own legacy as the “city of hate,” the city that willed the death of the president.

It will miss yet another opportunity this year. On Nov. 22 the city, anticipating an international spotlight, will host an official commemoration ceremony. Dallas being Dallas, it will be quite the show: a jet flyover, a performance from the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club and remarks from the historian David McCullough on Kennedy’s legacy.

But once again, spectacle is likely to trump substance: not one word will be said at this event about what exactly the city was in 1963, when the president arrived in what he called, just moments before his death, “nut country.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jfk; obama
Lee Harvey Oswald, a comsymp who went beyond the usual platitudes to actually defect to the Soviet Union, *and* came back with a Russian wife in tow, killed JFK, a philandering nogoodnik who was elevated to sainthood after being bumped off. But the author feels Dallas needs to take an extended course in self-flagellating navel-gazing for actually noticing that JFK was a lousy president. And the guy is a native Dallasite.

It's been said that history is written by the winners. If that's the case, liberals have emerged victorious, because they're certainly rewriting history in ways that please them, without even bothering to change the facts to suit their narrative. What this guy is doing is the equivalent of pointing to a cat and calling it a dog. And this drivel is being published in *the* major national newspaper - an institution so prestigious that major financial mismanagement couldn't sink it, in an era where all of the other major newspapers in the country have been sold to outside investors.

1 posted on 11/18/2013 5:27:29 AM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei
The crowd at Dealey Plaza that day were anything but hateful.

Bad things happen.

Let's blame the people who had nothing to do with them when they do.

There's no power in blaming the guilty, because there are so few of them.

2 posted on 11/18/2013 5:34:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Blaming Dallas for the JFK assassination would be like blaming NYC for 9-11.

Of course, The NY Times likes to blame guns for murders.


3 posted on 11/18/2013 5:36:49 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Zhang Fei

“It’s Bush’s Fault”


4 posted on 11/18/2013 5:38:35 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Zhang Fei

“It’s Bush’s Fault”


5 posted on 11/18/2013 5:38:38 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Zhang Fei

Blaming Dallas for the JFK assassination is like blaming the Theater for Lincoln’s assassination.

Even a cursory watch of the old films indicates that, although there were some protesters, the majority of the people in attendance were enjoying the encounter with the president, and wept with stunned horror at what unfolded before their eyes.


6 posted on 11/18/2013 5:40:08 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: Zhang Fei

killed JFK, a philandering nogoodnik who was elevated to sainthood after being bumped off.

...not so sure the above adequately describes JFK, although however we depict him, the ‘philandering’ label needs to stick...might as well throw in painkiller addict (I mean, if Rush is pilloried for it, why shouldn’t JFK)who also practiced nepotism to the nth degree...he had no more business being president than Obama, or GWB, or Jimmy Carter, or Harding or Millard Fillmore...now let’s move on to his negative points...

...seriously, compared to today’s Democrat standards, he was a neolithic knuckledragger...guess we should be thankful for small favors...


7 posted on 11/18/2013 5:40:27 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: Zhang Fei

NY has penis envy.


8 posted on 11/18/2013 5:40:47 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Zhang Fei

Hmm. I smell horse manure. Two presidents were shot in Washington, D.C. Never heard anybody call the place “nut country.” And, it hasn’t “come to grips” with those shootings either.


9 posted on 11/18/2013 5:45:45 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Zhang Fei

The ignorance of the left knows no bounds. JFK was a piece of garbage whose daddy stole the election which made him president, a drug addict, a serial philanderer, and a venereal disease infected reprobate at best. No wonder the left idolized him. Blaming Dallas for his death is complete idiocy. And I am no big fan of Dallas. Everything north of Waco is Yankee land if you ask me.


10 posted on 11/18/2013 5:52:41 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Zhang Fei

listen to this......

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=.interview+describing+dallas+events+on+kennedy+assination&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=2DD297A6AC92A4AA6DD42DD297A6AC92A4AA6DD4


11 posted on 11/18/2013 5:53:49 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Zhang Fei

Having grown up in and around the DFW area, I can tell you that the Democrats started pushing this narrative the day after the assassination!

If they had allowed the truth be known (that a lone, COMMUNIST, nut-job named Lee Harvey Oswald, killed JFK), then they would not be able so fully embrace their communist buddies and policies of today with such abandonment!

So, they started talking about the “nut country,” which is any square inch south of the Mason-Dixon (yes, THEY (the North) are the ones with an on-going hangup about the Civil War)! In the 1960’s, they wrote the same thing about New Orleans (and mentioned that Oswald was down there) and they always mention or say that then it got “worse” once Oswald got to Dallas.

They completely ignore and downplay the fact that Oswald DEFECTED to COMMUNIST Russia. They give it a cursory mention, but then they go back to how the South, and Dallas in particular, allowed this to happen.

This author, and most like him, have no clue what the truth looks like - EVER! Because they avoid it at all cost!


12 posted on 11/18/2013 5:55:36 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Since when is Dallas a “City of Hate”? I think New York City is a better example of a city of hate, since the people there hate anyone who isn’t them.


13 posted on 11/18/2013 5:57:59 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Zhang Fei

What about the Texas Book Depository building? huh!?. .huh?!! .Don’t stand there trying to look so innocent, BOOK DEPOSITORY BUILDING!!!


14 posted on 11/18/2013 6:06:26 AM PST by McBuff
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To: Zhang Fei

Dallas - where they shoot Presidents and people who shoot Presidents!


15 posted on 11/18/2013 6:11:39 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Surf music is the naked truth)
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To: Zhang Fei

“the one event that made it famous”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


16 posted on 11/18/2013 6:30:55 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I remember when Kennedy was shot. The MSM seemed to place a collective “curse” on Dallas and could not mention Dallas without mentioning the killing.

In 1981, when Reagan was shot, ABC News, in a near panic, mentioned that Hinckley had bought his piston in Dallas. Newscaster Frank Reynolds, threw his hands in the air and yelled, “AGGH! DALLAS!”


17 posted on 11/18/2013 6:43:03 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: PowderMonkey

3 presidents shot in Washington, DC:

Lincoln
Garfield
Reagan


18 posted on 11/18/2013 8:01:22 AM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Well, there you have it. Washington, D.C. The true “City of Hate” in the middle of “nut country.”


19 posted on 11/18/2013 8:05:53 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Zhang Fei

Watching the CBS coverage of the assassination, note how many times the attack on Adlai Stevenson in Dallas a few weeks earlier was mentioned.....They just *knew* the assassination had to be the work of Right Wingers.


20 posted on 11/18/2013 8:07:18 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Zhang Fei

If Oswald had shot JFK in a liberal community such as Greenwich Village, would James McAuley be writing about its collective guilt?


21 posted on 11/18/2013 8:36:48 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Auley)
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To: popdonnelly
Since when is Dallas a “City of Hate”?

Since the day of the assassination when reporters noted that Dallas was a center of conservatism, i. e. "hate." In early 1964, Warren Leslie's book Dallas, Public and Private: Aspects of an American City (New York: Grossman, 1964) was probably the first to focus on that subject, and the current bestseller Dallas 1963 (New York: Twelve, 1963) by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis--which I am currently reading--is the latest.

22 posted on 11/18/2013 8:46:10 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Auley)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The JFK Assassination was one of the biggest propaganda victories for Liberalism ever. And yes I mean every word of that. The sickos had there story from the moment that JFK died, and they sought to kill Conservatism right then and there,and they darn will succeeded until Reagan. Liberalism truly is a disgusting disease.


23 posted on 11/18/2013 10:06:01 AM PST by cowboyusa
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Those “men of Dallas” — men like my grandfather, oil men and corporate executives, self-made but self-segregated in a white-collar enclave in a decidedly blue-collar state — often loathed the federal government at least as much as, if not more than, they did the Soviet Union or Communist China.

If men like the writer describes had been responsible for killing president Kennedy, then the he might have a point. But the men he describes in his anti-white-people, anti-capitalist screed did NOT kill Kennedy. A degenerate, loser, communist killed president Kennedy, and the city of Dallas has NOTHING to be ashamed of - ESPECIALLY now, 50 years after the fact.

This stupid, spoiled brat "scholar" should crawl back under his leftist, socialist rock and STFU. He should honestly ask himself what chance his sorry a$$ would have had at going to Harvard if his family didn't have the wealth generated by his oil-man-grandfather?

What's the matter Mr. McAuley, are you afraid to face your own resemblance to the REAL assassin?

24 posted on 11/18/2013 10:16:06 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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