On November 17, five days before the 50th anniversary of the murder of JFK, I had the privilege of viewing the premiere of Killing Oswald at the Texas Theater in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Theater was the very theater in which Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested by the Dallas Police on November 23, 1963. In addition to all of this, there was a skype session in the theater with the filmmaker, Shane O’Sullivan. As could naturally be expected, there were many feelings associated with the significance of this event.
I recommend this very interesting film that was essentially attempting to unravel the mysterious life narrative of the man accused of the murder of JFK. He includes many scholars and their different takes on Oswald and his life story. I particularly liked the original footage that he frequently showed as well as the depth of analysis and contrasting views on some of the most significant events in Oswald’s life.
You can check out the website here.
Following the show, I had the opportunity to ask Shane O’Sullivan a question during the skype session with the theater. After giving him my thanks for his work and his obvious lack of fear for the uncomfortable mysteries surrounding the life of Oswald, I asked him my question: What do you think the assassination of John F. Kennedy means for the office of the presidency itself?
Obviously recognizing the element of speculation associated with answering that question, he did say that he thinks that the Vietnam War would likely not have happened, and therefore, the unrest that came around that time in American history may have been averted. Yet, even without limiting an answer to the time period, it should be apparent that any sort of cover-up for a conspiracy to murder the president to any degree would inevitably impact the amount of accountability the president has toward the people as opposed to any other clique or gang with the same and/or similar power.
Here is a video of a song I wrote pondering this topic: