For years I studied the assassination of President Kennedy … on this date in 1963 … in Dallas, Texas. This was the biggest national event in my childhood, and left a dramatic impression on my heart and mind. Could one man really have pulled off the biggest public murder in U.S. history? And could another loner assassinate the gunman on live national television?
In the eighties, I fell into studying all the conspiracy theories … which sought to explain how and why Oswald and Ruby did what they did, and who might have helped them to accomplish some undefined sinister purpose. I didn’t talk about it much, but I concluded that either a rogue element of U.S. intelligence, or the mafia, or perhaps the two working together … had plotted to kill J.F.K.
But then a few years ago I picked up Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Reclaiming History: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”. About 500 pages into it, I agreed with Bugliosi. I think Oswald and Ruby acted on their own.
Our thought for today is from Napoleon Bonaparte:
“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”