Friday, November 22, 2013

The Largest Tourist Attraction in Dallas

In 1967 Penn Jones Jr., one of the early critics of the official explanation of the JFK assassination, asked rhetorically: "Just how many times must we prove conspiracy?"

It was only four years after Kennedy's killing, but by then enough was known.

Things haven't changed much. A few weeks ago another early critic, Vince Salandria, said, "The debate over the killing of President John F. Kennedy interminably rambles on. It dumps mountains of trash on the public in an effort to bury the self-evident truth of the JFK assassination coup and its cover-up."

The predictable circus of the fiftieth anniversary, with its mountains of trash, is in full swing. 
The City of Dallas has limited public access to Dealey Plaza, the scene of the crime. That tiny park is its biggest tourist attraction, but to go there on November 22 this year one must possess a ticket. The tickets were issued by lottery.

Concerned citizens have gathered in Dealey Plaza every November 22 since the first anniversary, but this year the powers-that-be are muscling out those who have consistently expressed their concern. The reason is plain enough. Dallas is back in the international spotlight. Dissent of any kind is not acceptable.

"In the debate," Salandria went on, "the national security state and its puppets (the military industrial complex and the nation’s press), desperately seek to substitute for the plain historical truth of their guilt, a seemingly impenetrable mystery which is no mystery at all."

So, what chance do we have of getting down to the serious business of fixing the country?

In December 1963, just a few weeks after Kennedy's death, Minority of One editor M.S. Arnoni wrote: "The assassination itself is probably a mere prelude to an historical tragedy the scope of which is not yet discernible."

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