Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Death of Oswald, the Birth of Conspiracies

John Ridley

Consider this slightly post-dated, but I feel it's still worth mentioning.

This just passed 24th of November was the day way back in 1963 some no-name clip joint operator named Jack Ruby walked into the basement of a Dallas police station and popped some no-name nutcase named Lee Oswald who'd whacked Jack Kennedy. And Ruby with his loose mob ties, and Oswald with his loose commie connections could not possibly have done what they'd done without a huge apparatus pulling their strings. And with Oswald's death the era of conspiracy was mid-wifed by paranoia and cynicism into existence.

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