Friday, September 30, 2011

President Abraham Lincoln and John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Hey guys, its been a while since I have blogged on here. For a few reasons, I got motivated to writing again and hence a little food for thought for other insane people like me out there.

In American history, their two best presidents are said to be Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Both tried to do a lot for America and were really sincere with their nation. Both were assassinated. One was shot in the back of the head the other in the neck, and both the shootings happened in public gatherings. Wanted to share with you some interesting facts about both the assassinations that I stumbled upon.

Lincoln was reared in a poor family on the western frontier and was mostly self educated, he did not have a lineage of family history like most of the other American Leaders. He was a lawyer and a genius. As you know he abolished slavery in America, lead his nation through the American Civil War and most importantly averted a full scale war with Britain by carefully managing the Trent Affair.

He was shot by a stage actor John Wilkes Booth, who happened to be a confederate sympathizer. (Confederates were fighting the Civil War against Lincoln’s Union and they did not want slavery to be abolished and were against Lincoln’s proposal to extend voting rights to emancipated slaves).

Now comes the interesting part, after assassinating Lincoln, Wilkes managed to escape to Virginia where he was tracked down 12 days later and was shot by a Union soldier Boston Corbett, who disobeyed the orders of taking him alive. Hence Wilkes was never put on trial and we would never know why he did what he did and who was he working for. At first Boston claimed that he felt that Wilkes was reaching for his gun but when other witnesses testified against it, he claimed that providence directed him. Eventually the case against him was dropped and Boston Corbett was given his fair share of the bounty that was put on for Wilkes.

Now some interesting facts about Boston, the hero who shot Wilkes. Boston wasn’t his real name, he used to be a hatter in Troy, New York and later on moved to Boston where he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church (the church that was against slavery) and after joining it he changed his name to Boston. I still cannot find his real name, if any of you stumble upon that piece of information do let me know. Though later on he was also known by the name of Thomas Corbett, but it is still unknown if that was his name before he changed it to Boston. There is no real evidence as to what became of him, for he literally vanished and there is no record of this guy, some claim that he died in a fire in 1894, though his remains were never found and it is not for certain. They claim that he had a mental illness and in the later years of his life did things that people in their right minds normally don’t.

Kennedy was the youngest elected president of the United States at the age of 43, and more interestingly is the only Catholic American President to date. He was supposedly assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a former US Marine who defected to the Soviet Union for a brief period and was a follower of Marxism.

Shortly after being the President, on April 27, 1961, Kennedy addressed the American Newspaper Publications Association and gave a speech which he titled, the President and the Press. I believe it was this speech of his that triggered his assassination in 1963. In the speech, Kennedy sympathized with Marxists and blamed the system for the birth of Karl Marx. He wanted to change the system and wanted the press to play their true role in informing the Americans of what is actually happening around them, for he believed that in the coming years America was about to plunge into something very sinister and he believed that to successfully come out of it, it was essential that Americans were aware of the surroundings and the happenings.

But they couldn’t let that happen, because it’s their system, they did not let Lincoln change it and they sure as hell weren’t prepared to let Kennedy do it either. I would like to quote some interesting excerpts from his speech that day:

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”

"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match."

Unfortunately, the press never helped the President, in fact they were always too inclined to support the monolithic ruthless conspirators, for after all that is where they get their paychecks from.

Getting back to the assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald was caught by the police and during interrogation Oswald denied assassinating Kennedy.  The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) found the reports of the Warren Commission and the FBI to be flawed since only three shots were fired from Oswald’s rifle while a total of at least four shots were fired. They claimed that there were at least two gunmen present on the occasion and there are rumors that the gun that hit Kennedy in the neck was not fired through Harvey’s rifle. Also interestingly around 7 to 10 days before the assassination, Harvey visited the FBI office at Dallas and asked for an Agent Hotsy who was unavailable after which he left a threatening note claiming that if they would not stop harassing him and his wife, he would blow up the FBI and Dallas police office. Surprisingly the note was destroyed by the agent after Harvey was arrested as being the key suspect of Kennedy’s assassination on the orders of his superiors. A piece of evidence destroyed even before the crime had been proved. Kind of like hints that FBI was bothering or pressurizing Harvey for some reason.

Unfortunately like with Wilkes, we will never know what actually happened that day since Harvey too was killed while he was being transferred to the county jail. This time it was a guy by the name of Jack Ruby, a local nightclub operator, who claimed that he wanted to redeem the city of Dallas. Apparently he was a pimp, who loved his President so much that he couldn’t bear to look at the sight of his assassin. Last I checked, pimps don’t really care about their Presidents, I don’t even think this guy would have voted for Kennedy.

The interesting part here again is, Jack Ruby was not his real name, his real name was Jacob Leon Rubenstein, which he legally changed to Jack Leon Ruby later on. He belonged to a polish Jew family, hence the name Jacob. He was also strongly connected to the local police, the FBI and the organized mafia. The guy was sentenced to death but died of lung cancer shortly after the conviction. The medical doctors claimed that there were no chances of Mr. Rubenstein knowing about his cancer at the time of assassinating Harvey Oswald.

To summarize it all:

Oswald killed Kennedy because he was a supporter of Communism, Jack Ruby killed Oswald, cause he loved his President to death, Jack Ruby died of cancer, case closed.

Wilkes killed Lincoln because he was a supporter of the Confederates, Boston killed Wilkes, cause providence told him to do so, Boston disappeared, case closed.

Honestly these people, they aren’t even creative about how they do things, the same pattern, the same style, the same story and surprisingly the world still buys it.

Anyways, what does it matter, for these are just the conspiracy theories and ramblings of an insane man.