Five weeks and counting...
We're five weeks away from November 22nd and the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. The weeks ramping up to the event will be filled with authors pitching new books, documentaries with "undiscovered" evidence, experts with "new" takes on the killing. These are high holy days for an addict like me, and days of dread for those who are both sick/tired of the whole debate. If you're in that second group: sorry. I'm going to be picking and choosing things to share between now and the commemoration, takes that I find fascinating, new and/or illumination.
Like this one from "The Week", an article about accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and the oft-told conspiracy theory about how he was purposely placed at the Texas School Book Depository by persons unknown to carry out the deadly JFK deed. It's just one aspect of the murder but it's a key one, pointing out how coincidence and conspiracy are two entirely separate things and that Oswald was a truly bad person with homicide in his DNA.
And again, I apologize in advance for future Kennedy indulgences. I promise to put a very large cork in it come November 23rd. I'm guessing that's when much of the conspiracy industry will be dialing things down, too, after reaping the harvest that comes with such an august anniversary.
That is, until the 75th rolls around.