Today is the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. I remember it well. I shit my pants when it happened. That was because I was six months old. I do remember pointing out to my parents that there seemed to be someone shooting from the grassy knoll, but they just ignored my gibberish.
I became fascinated by the assassination when I was a teenager and read some books and saw various documentaries. I also listened to the tape from the open microphone of one of the police motorcycles. I heard many more shots than were described in the Warren Commission Report. I have since visited Dallas, been in the Book Depository Building at the window where Oswald fired the shots, stood on the grassy knoll, and assessed for myself whether he acted alone. Based on the facts and percentages of hitting someone twice at that distance in a moving vehicle, I always believed there was a second shooter.
And, of course, the Seinfeld Magic Lugi episode clarified the issue.
So that brings us to our multi- question 50th anniversary poll.
1. Do you believe JFK was killed by a sole gunman?
2. Who was responsible for the assassination of JFK?
A. Lee Harvey Oswald alone
B. Lee Harvey Oswald on behalf of someone else
D. The Mafia
F. Wall Street Bankers/Federal Reserve
I. The Jews
K. All of the Above
L. None of the Above
M. Some of the Above
3. Why was JFK assassinated?
A. Cuban revenge for trying to assassinate Castro
B. Russian revenge for the Cuban Missile crisis
C. Mafia revenge because Bobby Kennedy was cracking down on the mob
D. His plan to take power away from the Federal Reserve through the issuance of Silver certificates
E. LBJ wanted to be President
F. Oswald was a nut
G. The Jews wanted the ability to make nuclear bombs
H. Military didn’t like that he was going to end our involvement in Vietnam
I. None of the Above
Let the conspiracy theories begin.