I have been thinking lately about what is the most essential truth of the JFK assassination. And the most essential truth is that Oswald was innocent, that he was standing in the doorway at the time of the shots, and we have a photo of him there.
That's it. That's the 30 second talking point. Of course, it's the 30 second talking point that would never be allowed on television. On television, there are only two things that are allowed: the official story that Oswald did it alone as the lone gunman, and the alternate story that he did it as the lone gunman but that he collaborated with people in Mexico City. And, the irony is, of course, that he didn't even go to Mexico City. So, how could he collaborate with anyone there?
Plus, it's really stupid on the face of it. Oswald supposedly found out about the opportunity to kill Kennedy just a couple days before. But, in September, he had to know nothing about any opportunity to kill Kennedy. So, why would he discuss it with anyone?
As an analogy, let's say I hated the King of Sweden. (And I don't. I'm sure he's a very nice man.) Let's say I hated him enough to want to see him dead. (Again, I don't. I hope he lives to 120.) Why would I waste time talking about it with anybody- in Mexico City or anywhere else? In other words, if there is a complete lack of opportunity, then what is there to talk about?
As far as I know, it's just Fox News that likes to put on these ridiculous programs about Oswald being in Mexico City meeting with Cubans, etc. It's all very stupid because Oswald definitely did not go to Mexico City. But, that is the only deviation from the official story that is allowed and only on cable. ABC, NBC, and CBS are all hardliners about sticking to the official story.
And whenever they talk about challenges to the official story, it is always in the context that many Americans still don't accept that Oswald acted alone. It is simply forbidden to give voice to Oswald innocence in the established US media.
And realizing, as I do, that it wasn't always that way, that in the past, there were televised debates between Oswald accusers and Oswald defenders, it makes me realize the great extent to which independent thought is stifled and not tolerated in the US media.
The exception, of course, is online, including places like Youtube. And of course, Youtube is part of corporate America too, and so it makes me wonder why it's tolerated. And, I wonder how much longer it will be tolerated.
But regardless, Oswald was definitely innocent and standing in the doorway during the shooting, and the fact of that is never going to get buried again.