November, 1963

On November 22, 1963, the CIA had U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassinated. JFK was clearly no leftist, but he was moving rapidly in that direction when he commented that he wanted to entirely dismantle the CIA and that he planned to pull all U.S. forces out of Vietnam. Several newer books on the subject are well worth reading in re-assessing JFK and what his assassination meant to everything that followed: David Talbot’s The Devils Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government and Peter Janney”s Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and their Vision for World Peace.

In the last year we lost two of the key people in exposing the JFK and other assassinations — Dick Gregory, and Mark Lane. These books are worthy additions to their enormous contributions to understanding the kind of country we live  in.

Below, is a wonderful photoshopped satire of the iconic photograph from November 24, 1963, when gangster Jack Ruby murdered JFK assassination patsy Lee Harvey Oswald, in the basement of the Dallas police station, despite Oswald being surrounded by police and FBI.

The Oswald Band’s last live performance, November 24, 1963.

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