[PDF / Epub] ✑ JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy ☄ John McAdams – Varanus.us

JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of ConspiracyThe Mother Of All Conspiracy Theories Is The Supposed One About The Assassination Of John F Kennedy Many Of Its Elements Have Become Part Of American Folklore The Single Bullet, The Grassy Knoll Shooter, And The Mysterious Deaths Of Interested Parties JFK Assassination Logic Shows How To Approach Such Conspiracy Claims

[PDF / Epub] ✑ JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy ☄ John McAdams – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 308 pages
  • JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy
  • John McAdams
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 1597974897

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  1. says:

    It might be a little provocative who, me always to say that religion, conspiracy theory and marriage are three examples of how people generally feel a lot happier if the world can be explained and therefore ordered in specific ways There are big questions out there which will really mess with our minds so we find the baggy sack that best suits our particular brains and cram those questions right in This is why atheism is a hard sell it s not an alternative explanation, it s just a denial It might be a little provocative who, me always to say that religion, conspiracy theory and marriage are three examples of how people generally feel a lot happier if the world can be explained and therefore ordered in specific ways There are big questions out there which will really mess with our minds so we find the baggy sack that best suits our particular brains and cram those questions right in This is why atheism is a hard sell it s not an alternative explanation, it s just a denial of the most popular current explanation Atheism is not a baggy sack JFK is still, as the blurb here says the mother of all conspiracy theories , its perpetual juiciness knows no bounds What s very curious is that for one group of people of course it s obvious there was a conspiracy, and for another group of course it s obvious there wasn t, and both take comfort from their point of view because it confirms the way they believe the world works So we have an impasse The lone gunman believers are happy that the whole horrible event can be neatly tied up it has no terrible implications, it was a one off The investigations proved that the authorities are basically reasonably honest and use common sense and rules of evidence much like we all do We can follow their logic The conspiracy theorists upend this, tearing away such a smug veil of complacency, and they reveal all the horrible implications, and try to prove by their vast, intricate arguments that the world is much darker andcomplex than the lone gunman types had realized, that anyone who thinks Oswald was the only shooter is astoundingly na ve, and that theyou find out, theyou realise that Oswald was almost the only person not involved in the conspiracy Everyone else was, from LBJ to the most menial member of the Dallas police force On the 50th anniversary of JFK s assassination, Gallup ran a poll and found that 30% of Americans believe that Oswald was the lone gunman and there was no conspiracy Curiously, this is the same percentage as Gallup found immediately after the assassination Belief in a conspiracy started off in late 1963 at around 50% of Americans and now is around 60% So 10% are don t knows.This tells us that the paranoid view of the way society works ispopular, which of course connects with all the current anti politician anti Washington stuff which this year created success for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump and in Britain for Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit I myself do not care for the paranoid tendency and I tend to automatically disbelieve all conspiracy theories until, of course, they turn out to be true, like Watergate, like the abuse of children by the Catholic church, like the way the West was herded into war with Iraq and Afghanistan by a small cabal of American cabinet members, etc Turning to JFK, one of my favourite books is Libra by Don DeLillo utterly brilliant, it s a must read pro conspiracy novel And JFK, Oliver Stone s two and a half hour illustrated lecture on the conspiracy, is also brilliant, and a must see But when I turn to books about this thing, then I m dismayed I stumble, I fall, like a babe in the woods I m lost almost immediately.How can any ordinary citizen even begin to think about whether there was a conspiracy or not We are not ballistics experts, we do not know autopsy procedures in Texas in 1963, we have no knowledge about how to spot if a photograph has been edited, we know nothing about the Katzenback memoir Roger Craig or Charles Crenshaw or Oswald s too quick visa, or 544 Camp Street, or planted memories or how Governor Connolly was situated in the limo That is, we have no knowledge of these arcane matters until someone from one side or the other tells us about them Then we do know, but only from one direction in order to get the full picture we would need to check all these matters with the opposite arguer And who s gonna do that So for the majority of us, we peer over into the ferocious gladiatorial pit of conspiracy theorists wildly taking lumps out of their opponents and each other, and we creep away, leaving them to it And we come to a vague feeling yeah, there s gotta beto it than just one guy.Which is fallacious reasoning based on the idea that a large event must have a large cause The killing of a president surely could not have been accomplished by the creepy nobody Lee Harvey Oswald If it was, what kind of world are we living in But then, if they were all in on it, the Mafia, the CIA, the FBI, then what kind of world are we living in In this book John McAdams tries to lay out a lot of the evidence and sort the noise from the signal as he puts it I should mention he s an anti conspiracy guy but like all other writers he leads us into a forest of detail where all we can do is say ok John, if you say so Some of it is real fun On pages 188 190 he lays out a table showing all the people who have confessed to being part of the conspiracy 22 people, of which five named themselves as shooters I had no idea about all of that But really, this is another case of too many trees and way too much forest This little bear is going to tiptoe back to suburbia and take a couple if aspirin for that headache he feels bubbling up behind the frontal lobes


  2. says:

    It is remarkable how much information is out there and how much of that information is misleading or flat out wrong.

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