Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Dallas 1963 Again
Here is a rather interesting download . An hour of Radio KLIF at the time of the Kennedy assassination , from when the Chiffons record is interrupted with the news-flash of shots being fired at Dealey Plaza , through all the speculation until the eventual announcement from Parklands hospital of Kennedy's death . Its just like being there at the time .
As one of those who say " Credit Where Credit is Due - Lee Harvey Oswald Did It and Kennedy Deserved It ." i find this google site rather rivetting with the all the debates still going on between the Lone Nutters and the Conspiracy Theorists .
Lee Harvey Oswald , a self - styled Marxist , reminds me of Marinius Van Der Lubbe in some ways .
The council communist who burned down the Reichstag in 1933 . Paul Mattick dedicates his final book "Marxism, The Last Refuge of the Bourgeoisie " to Van Der Lubbe . Anton Pannekoek wrote an article , upon whether such deeds as carried out by Van Der Lubbe possess any revolutionary merit . Lib-Com also carry an worthwhile read of the Reichstag Fire , and its interpretation within the council communist movement .
I think that what they had in common and what motivated both was that they shared the same helplessness and despair , and believed by their individual actions that they could make their mark on history and achieve some sort of recognition .
But in the end , both have had their glory stolen from them . Van Der Lubben by the Nazi frame-up of the Stalinist Communist Party . Oswald by the Heinz 57 variety of conspiracy theories declaring he was not the real assassin but the patsy . Jack Ruby cruelly denied Oswald the world centre-stage of a trial .