DALLAS (defeo.biz) — The date is etched into our collective conscious: Nov. 22, 1963. Not to sound overly dramatic, but it is one of the defining moments of the 20th century.
Yet, 54 years later, the debate still rages. Who killed President John F. Kennedy? Was it Lee Harvey Oswald? Was it a conspiracy?
The events of Nov. 22, 1963, are as intriguing today as they were a half-century ago. Like everything else in this country, we are divided on precisely what happened.
Excitement and intrigue about the Kennedy assassination only increased earlier this year after President Trump opted to release some long-withheld records related to the slaying. However, they did little to settle conspiracy beliefs.
The debate, it seems, will never end. Conspiracy theorists are only emboldened, while lone gunman believers say the data dump supports their viewpoint.
A trip to Dealey Plaza in Dallas is like stepping through the looking glass. It looks like the many historic photos taken the day Kennedy died, yet it feels so foreign.
Tourists pose for photos on the exact spot where the assassin’s bullet struck Kennedy. Conspiracy theorists push their literature.
The whole scene feels like a carnival, but somewhere we lost sight of the fact a president lost his life. This is an odd, if not entirely macabre, tourist attraction.
Surely, some here come to understand.
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