Saturday 22nd of February 2020

so many whodunits .....

‘They keep telling us 9/11
changed everything. But even in this Photo-shopped age of unreliable narrators,
much remains the same. The assassination of President John Kennedy, the Crime
of the Last Century, occurred in plain sight, in front of thousands - yet
exactly what happened remains in dispute. The Warren Commission found that Lee
Harvey Oswald, fellow traveller of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, shot
Kennedy with a cheap Mannlicher-Carcano rifle from a sixth-floor window of the
Texas School Book Depository. The commission found that Oswald, who, two days
later would be murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, acted alone. 

Yet, as with so many such events,
there is the sanctioned history and the secret history - players hidden from
view. In the Kennedy murder, the involvement of shadowy organizations like the
Mafia and the CIA came into question. This way of thinking came to challenge
the official narrative put forth by the Warren Commission. It is not exactly
clear when the grassy knoll supplanted the sixth-floor window in the popular
mind-set. But now, four decades after Dallas, it is difficult to find anyone
who believes Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman. 

But if Oswald didn’t kill the
president, who did? So 11/22 remains an open case, an open wound.’ 

The Ground Zero
Grassy Knoll