November 22, 1963 – A Day to Remember

This post addresses the impact on the conscious of the people alive at the time President Kennedy was murdered.

On November 22, 1963, I was in sixth grade. It was a Friday and I was looking forward to the weekend and to the Thanksgiving holidays the next week.  Some time after 1pm, an announcement came over the intercom system that the President had been killed and school was letting out early. In short order, the buses arrived and everyone was sent home.

The atmosphere was dismal that weekend. The television kept repeating the same negative story all weekend. Then on Sunday, there was the murder of Oswald, on live television. That scene was repeated over and over again.

The murder of John Kennedy had a negative impact on everyone; whether supporter or non-supporter. It was just wrong and not what America was about.

What most people today who weren’t alive at the time President Kennedy was murdered don’t realize is that the majority of the people of the time, didn’t believe what was being reported about the murder.  Although I was a child, I heard much talk about how it’s unlikely that only one person was involved and particularly, after the alledged murder weapon was produced, all the hunters around my area knew that it was impossible that particular rifle could have hit anything much less have been fired as many times as claimed in the short time listed. The untruth about the murder of the President caused great distress to everyone. When the Warren Commission report came out, very few people believed the conclusions.

Although people knew something was fishy about what was being reported, some people took action. Two of the earliest researchers were Harold Weisberg and Mark Lane. At their own expense, they researched the murder and discovered that the Warren Commission report was a whitewash and didn’t reveal the truth. Since their pioneering work, many others have also done the work the Warren Commission refused to do and discovered there was a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy. The House Assassination committee in the late 1970’s also concluded there was a conspiracy to murder President Kennedy.

Here are some a few of the books that show the Warren Commission ignored much evidence: JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by Douglass, Rush To Judgment: The #1 Bestseller That Dares to Reveal What the Warren Report Concealed About the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Mark Lane, and Never Again!: The Government Conspiracy in the JFK Assassination by Harold Weisberg.

All these researchers have actually looked at the facts and drawn conclusions about who was involved. Most recently, evidence has come to light that Lyndon Johnson was a key conspirator in the Kennedy murder.  His behavior after the assassination was always suspicious.

Now, what people don’t realize is that Lyndon Johnson’s wife, called Lady Bird, spent a great deal of her early years in Central Alabama which was where her parents were from. Her family fortune, which attracted Lyndon, came from her father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor, who had been a poverty stricken sharecropper in Alabama. He decided to end his poverty by robbing a train in Alabama and then fleeing to Texas to escape the law. He used that money to buy protection and land, ultimately making a fortune.

This story was well known to the people of Central Alabama. Some of them even had associated with the young, Ms. Taylor, with the nickname of Lady Bird. So, with this background, it was just a general consensus that Lyndon Johnson had been involved in the Kennedy murder. Now, 50 years later, research and evidence proves they were right. The following books present the evidence: The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, and Blood, Money, & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK.

Truth is always a purifier. One of the reasons that the collective consciousness of the people was so adversely affected is that not only did an awful murder take place in front of hundreds of witnesses, and in the case of Oswald, millions, but afterwards, the people were lied to about who did it. Books that support the Warren Commission Report ignore the evidence and the conclusion of the House Assassination committee. If a book claims there was a lone gunman, you are wasting your time reading it.

After a half century, it’s time for truth. I recommend the following books:

Educate yourself as to the facts about the murder of President Kennedy. Rest in Peace, Mr. President. There are many other books that I recommend. If there is any interest in the comments, I will list them as well.

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