Archive for June, 2008

Jun 5 2008

Did he or didn’t he?

I’ve never been much of a JFK fanboy. I didn’t really know that much about the story until the Oliver Stone film came out, and I mainly just accepted the story of the film, like the naive muppet that I am. Not that I believed every single thing in it, but I certainly came to the conclusion that there seemed to be some sort of conspiracy.

Having become more interested in skepticism and critical thinking, I recently re-examined much of the evidence surrounding the assassination of JFK, particularly as it was presented in the film, and I pretty much reversed my position.

That’s not to say that it was definitely Oswald, acting alone, who shot JFK, but certainly most of the evidence seems to point that way, and the evidence that points towards a conspiracy is pretty weak, and in many cases has been somewhat exaggerated, re-interpreted or just plain made up.

I have no real reason for posting this, other than it’s something I have recently been interested in and reading about.

One website that I found particularly interesting (although there are many others) is The JFK 100, which highlights the 100 most striking errors in the film. The page debunking the oft-repeated ‘Single Bullet Theory‘ is very well done.