On Elm Street
Edgar J. Steele, November 21, 2003
nation that is afraid to let its people judge the
truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people."
who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy
years ago tomorrow, on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was
shot and killed while riding in an open limousine down Elm Street,
near Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
I watched last night's ABC "Special Report" with Peter
Jennings, which did the best job of whitewashing the JFK assassination
that I have seen.
There were several holes in the ABC production, but the single
most glaring concerned the 3rd shot, to JFK's head, the one
that threw his head back, documented thanks only to the Zapruder
film (which the government suppressed for so long).
The Zapruder film was shown again and again, frame by frame,
early on in this program, but always was stopped just prior
to the head shot. So, too, the animated sequence they employed
ignored the head shot. What they concentrated on disproving
was the "magic bullet" theory, which says that the
bullet which hit both JFK and Governor Connelly had to have
taken a couple of impossible turns. It's the magician's stock
in trade to distract you with one hand while doing the deed
with the other, don't forget.
Jennings carefully ignored the head-shot issue until almost
the very end of the program, then dealt with it in the context
of a lengthy debunking of the Oliver Stone film, "JFK."
Here is the entirety of Jennings' explanation: "A bullet
can throw a body in any direction." That's it. I kid you
The head shot is the single most incontrovertible item proving
there was more than one shooter. I was amazed to see such a
costly and slick production essentially ignore the most important
aspect of the case. The very first time I saw the Zapruder film,
I became a believer that, at minimum, there were two shooters.
Try this for yourself: get a hundred watermelons and set them
on a stone wall. Then, fire a high-velocity rifle slug at each
in turn. Every single one will be thrown backward. Every one.
Not one will deviate.
There is an initial explosion in all directions upon impact
of a projectile into an object. Then, as a bullet passes through
an object, more and more of its velocity is transmitted into
that object. Thus, a solid object goes directly and violently
along the path of the projectile. A mushy object, like a watermelon
or a human head, doesn't go as quickly, but it goes along that
path, just the same. The laws of physics are like that - constant
You can download a complete copy of the Zapruder film for yourself
from this site:
Watch it closely and you will see the spray of blood that erupts
from the front of Kennedy's head when that bullet impacts, just
as you will see those watermelons spray juice toward you in
reaction to the rifle slugs (the juice actually is traveling
in all directions, but you can only see that which is flying
back from the object, of course). Remember how Jackie was covered
in blood spray afterwards, as she stood next to LBJ in Air Force
One during his swearing in? Notice that, at the moment of the
head shot, she has turned and is directly facing JFK from aside
him as he claws at the wound in his throat.
Remember all those gory gangster movies that so authentically
show the shooter getting spattered with blood when taking a
close-up kill shot? Remember the accidental shot that John Travolta
makes inside the car in "Pulp Fiction?" Blood sprays
back from the point of impact. Every time.
Even more persuasive are the JFK autopsy photos, which show
the gaping exit wound in the back of his skull: http://www.jfklancer.com/aphotos.html
Compare them to the exit "wounds" in the backs of
all those watermelons you just killed. Compare the much smaller
entry wounds, too.
It is a standard trial lawyer trick to allow the other side
to proceed to trial with as many weak issues as possible, so
that the trial can be made to seem to be about them. Then, the
real weakness is glossed over. Often, the jury simply does not
notice. That is what has been done by Peter Jennings in the
current ABC program. He is very convincing on the issues he
chooses, because those are the issues that support the Oswald-as-lone-gunman
story. There are others, however, with the head shot issue merely
being the most glaring.
Oswald said it plainly before he was, himself, assassinated:
"I'm a patsy." Hear it for yourself: http://home.cfl.rr.com/mayhr01/audio/patsy.wav
The best and most thoroughgoing analysis of the JFK assassination
I have seen is Michael C. Piper's book, "Final Judgment,"
which now is all but banned in America and therefore very hard
to find, since it is out of print. You would be well advised
to secure and read a copy, if at all possible.
The real tipoff came at the very end, when Jennings explained
why so many want there to have been a conspiracy: simply to
justify so monstrous a crime. "Six million dead on one
side of the scale and the Nazi regime on the other - huge crime
balanced by a huge criminal. Similarly, people want JFK to have
been killed by something other than that wretched waif, Oswald."
Jennings' invocation of the now ritual, semi-religious "holocaust"
shows just who is in charge, and makes clear on which side of
this issue all right-thinking Americans are expected to land.
Members of this list think for themselves, fortunately.
John F. Kennedy was a good man, an individual thinker and a
courageous individual. He would have proven to be a great president,
despite the tragedy that his civil rights program has become.
He was the last of a breed.
JFK's death marked the beginning of a coup that now has come
to full flower in America. Freddy Krueger would be proud.
New America. An idea whose time has come.
"I didn't say it would be easy.
I just said it would be the truth."