It’s been a rough decade for conspiracy nuts. The Kennedy assassination, having been served on an Oliver Stone Party Platter in the ’90s, seems to be veering back to a single shooter scenario in the minds of many. It can’t help that Charles Manson prosecutor and Helter Skelter author Vincent Bugliosi recently published a 1632-page doorstop which aims to invalidate JFK conspiracy chatter once and for all.
There are still holdouts, however.
Last week, I discovered a wonderfully titled Baltimore-based web journal called Blog-Sothoth. It’s published by a fella named Geoff, who works in the city’s notoriously troubled educational system. He posts about all kinds of stuff, and often includes pretty pictures of B-More that go some way towards erasing the creepy/tragic images put in my mind by The Wire.
But back to the JFK murder. A recent entry on Blog-Sothoth concerns the taped deathbed confessions of E. Howard Hunt — ex-CIA station chief, Nixon hatchet man, spy novel author and longtime Person of Interest in the Kennedy killing. Prior to his own death at the beginning of the year, he instructed his son, Saint James, to record a few of his innermost thoughts.
This, in itself, is no longer news; Rolling Stone reported on it not too long ago. But other media outlets have been slow to pick up on a story which should be a fairly big fucking deal — maybe even more sensational than Lindsay Lohan‘s substance abuse woes.
On the tape, Hunt names names, plainly implicating Lyndon B. Johnson in the conspiracy to whack the President:
"Let me point out at this point, that if I had wanted to fictionalize what went on in Miami and elsewhere during the run up for the big event, I would have done so. But I don’t want any unreality to tinge this particular story, or the information, I should say. I was a benchwarmer on it and I had a reputation for honesty.
I think it’s essential to refocus on what this information that I’ve been providing you — and you alone, by the way — consists of. What is important in the story is that we’ve backtracked the chain of command up to. . . the doorstep of LBJ. He, in my opinion, had an almost maniacal urge to become President. He regarded JFK, as he was in fact, an obstacle to achieving that. He could have waited for JFK to finish out his term and then undoubtedly a second term. So that would have put LBJ at the head of a long list of people who were waiting for some change in the executive branch."
Seems George Herbert Walker Bush may have been involved as well.
There exists within occult circles (you know, the kind with big ol’ pentagrams at the center?) a time-honored ritual called The Killing of the King. Said ceremony — with its countless variations — is meant to pave the way for psychic/spiritual rebirth through the forced (and typically metaphorical) capitulation of a crowned head. Perhaps the JFK players were involved in a more literal working of the ritual, the culmination of which took place in Dallas. There can be no doubt this grisly event ushered in an era of cynicism in regards to government from which we’ve yet to recover.
A population is more easily controlled when they’re not paying attention. Goodbye idealism, hello, New World Order.
Listen to me. I sound like one of them. Time to break out the tinfoil hat.