Thursday, July 14, 2016

To people who fight me by saying that Oswald wasn't in the doorway because he was up on the 6th floor shooting at Kennedy, I say fine. That's because I know they have to say that. It's a default for them. It's built-in. 

It's the people who admit that Oswald was innocent and nowhere near the 6th floor, and yet who dispute and deny his presence in the doorway, that I really have a problem with. They are willing to take up arms and go to war with me over this, and usually without specifying where he was instead. They don't know where Oswald was, and they don't care. They're not even interested in finding out. They are only interested in fighting that he was in the doorway.

Some have tried to claim that Oswald was in the 2nd floor lunch room at 12:30, that when Baker got there at 12:31.5, Oswald had already been there a while. But, those people are ignorant of the facts. The fact is that Baker saw Oswald before he even entered the lunch room. Oswald was still moving through the anteroom when Baker first saw him. It means that Oswald was just getting to the lunch room, just arriving there when Baker first saw him. And, that means he wasn't there a minute and a half before. 

Captain Will Fritz told the Warren Commission that Oswald said he was "eating lunch with other employees" during the assassination. That was a lie. He didn't even name the other employees. And Joseph Ball, his interrogator, didn't even ask. The fact is that Oswald ate in the domino room at the beginning of the lunch break, and he ate alone, as he always did. He mentioned two other employees being around- in eyeshot of him: James Jarman and Harold Norman. He didn't say he ate with them. It was 1963 in Dallas, Texas, and white guys and black guys didn't eat together. Period. It just wasn't done. But, Fritz took what Oswald said and twisted it into something else, all to avoid telling Joseph Ball the truth- that Oswald said he was "out with Bill Shelley in front" during the shooting. 

Like everyone else, Oswald got off work at 11:45, which was 45 minutes before the motorcade arrived. So, he had three-quarters of an hour to eat lunch before the President got there. The very idea that he would put off eating lunch, only to eat it later and miss seeing this rare historic, once-in-a-lifetime event is preposterous. Nobody would do that, and Oswald certainly didn't.  It is an outrage that people take it for granted that, of course, Lee Harvey Oswald had no interest in seeing John F. Kennedy because he was, after all, weird, wacky, crazy, eccentric Oswald.  He'd rather eat a cheese sandwich and an apple than lay eyes on the President of the United States and his glamorous wife. 

Plus, Oswald had nothing else to do for those 45 minutes before the motorcade arrived. He had no errand to run, no conversation to have, no book to read, no puzzle to work, no call to make, no letter to write. And, he hadn't eaten any breakfast, and he had worked all morning. So, why wouldn't he be ready to eat? Why would he postpone eating? 

My point is that the default doesn't lie with the people who are fighting me. The default is that Lee Harvey Oswald, like any other normal person, would have normal priorities. And in this case, the normal priority was to go see the President of the United States and the First Lady. That would be true even if he had other things to do, but in this case, Oswald didn't have anything else remotely to do. 

So yes, Oswald was in the doorway watching the motorcade, and there isn't even any other place he could have been. Once you realize that he was not on the 6th floor pumping rounds into Kennedy, then you know he had to be in the doorway. THERE IS NO PLACE ELSE HE COULD HAVE BEEN.

And that is where things stand this July 2016. The people professing to believe in Oswald's innocence who are fighting his presence in the doorway do not have a leg to stand on. And, they are just as disingenuous and corrupt as the those who say he was on the 6th floor shooting at Kennedy. I don't want to hear any more general denunciations. If you want to fight about this, you better have a damn good alternative as to where Oswald was. THE DEFAULT HAS SHIFTED. Now, the default is that Oswald was in the doorway, and the burden of proof is on those who are denying it. 




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