Wednesday, October 16, 2013

50th Anniversary JFK Tinfoil Hat: No Gunshots On Tape

     You've probably heard them, in one entertainment-documentary or another: the sound of muffled gunshots ringing out across Dealey Plaza?  Yeah, except now there's a guy saying the sounds are nothing of the sort, just a motorcycle engine and a rattling microphone.  The two-way radio in question was two miles away from the scene when the recording was made.  You can hear a rifle shot at that range, but pick it up on a communications-grade two-way radio mic?  I have my doubts.

     It'll be fifty years come 22 November and President John F. Kennedy will still be dead. Oswald is still dead. The conspirators, if any, are probably all dead and any remainder is not far from it.  There is certainly plenty for any suspicious mind to gnaw on in even the least crumb (expressions: all sad, or are some suspicious? Apprehensive?  What about Gerald Ford and Lyndon Johnson's shared look?) but there's not a whole lot of real depth left to any of it.

     The Kennedy assassination was hardly the first time a U. S. President was shot down or shot at in a public place, but being the first one caught on film and with the images widely disseminated (followed by Oswald being shot on live TV a few days later), it has grown a much larger mythos.  The reality is, all involved are one with the dodo and the T. Rex: dead and gone.  If it was the act of a secret cabal that runs the world, you might as well relax, because if they've kept that secret locked down for fifty years, you are to them as the fly is to the eagle.  --And if they are running the world, they're doing a damned poor job of it.

10 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Spot on. Nobody -- not even the Masonic Illuminati (LOL) -- can keep that big of a secret for that many years without somebody spilling the beans. Google "Taxil hoax" sometime...not even the hoaxer himself could keep the secret, yet the hoax reverberates to this day.

Harvey Morrell said...

This post reminded me of a similar one on Claire's blog, where she had this comic from xkcd.

Dave H said...

Harvey beat me to it. If some shadow organization is running things, they've been infiltrated by the same idiots who are fronting for them.

libertyman said...

Have you seen the movie "Executive Action"? It makes a very plausible story, and uses a lot of actual footage. I have always wondered about some of their theories.

Stranger said...

Keep a secret? There are plenty of secrets kept, for example, who killed Jimmy Hoffa? Who killed Beth Short? That list is nearly endless.

For JFK, I tend to go along with New Orleans locals who knew Oswald. Their theory is New Orleans mobster Carlos Marcello had plenty of reason to hate the two older Kennedy brothers, and set Oswald up as a patsy for whoever actually pulled the trigger.

"The Little Man" was Sicilian, with all that implies, and certainly had the temper for it.

Beyond that? Beats me.

Stranger

Douglas2 said...

So a book author has paid for a new forensic analysis that confirms what the N.A.S. concluded in 1982:
http://jfk-records.com/ScienceAndJustice_45%284%29_207-226%282005%29.pdf

armedlaughing said...

Sorry. I agree with Libertyman and Stranger...

There's more forensic evidence than just a police radio tape.

gfa

Roberta X said...

A.L.: "Sorry?" I didn't put forward any conclusions! Me, I dunno.

Stranger: Two people can keep a secret -- if both of them are dead.

Srsly, if there is some shadowy Whatever running the world, they suck at it so badly that it's got to be intentional.

Chalkie said...

If you've seen "The Wrong Guy" (a Dave Foley comedy), the main character encounters a conspiracy theorist with his own theory on the JFK assassination. He says "No one shot Kennedy. His head just sort of _did_ that. I call it the No Bullet Theory". Maybe someone who saw that film is trying to pull everyone's leg.

Dave in Indiana said...

" now there's a guy saying the sounds are nothing of the sort, just a motorcycle engine and a rattling microphone."

That guy is not much of a conspiracy theorist. What if the shooter was using a rail gun?