Yes, Lee Harvey Oswald, Communist, Killed JFK

No, all you leftists living in a fantasy world, (We’re referring to you, Oliver Stone) arguing that a) a right-wing-conspiracy killed JFK, not the communist Lee Harvey Oswald, and b) the famous picture of Oswald holding Marxist newspapers and the rifle he used in the assassination was faked; you’re wrong: reality always wins in the end.

It’s time to get real.

Conspiracy devotees have long held that the picture of Oswald with the rifle was a composite, asserting that his posture was physically implausible and the shadows in the picture were faked, but researchers from Dartmouth College used a computer to create a three-dimensional model of Oswald, proving his posture was stable. They also found his rifle matched the length of the rifle used to kill the president.

Hany Farid, a professor of computer science, who worked with his colleague Emily Whiting, said, “Our detailed analysis of Oswald's pose, the lighting and shadows and the rifle in his hands refutes the argument of photo tampering.” Results were posted in the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law.

Oswald started the conspiracy theorists off on their fantasy tour when he declared that the picture was faked. Leftists have claimed that Kennedy’s assassination was a right-wing conspiracy or a result of right-wing fanaticism for decades. The most famous of the crackpot analyses alleging a right-wing conspiracy was promulgated in Oliver Stone’s ludicrous 1991 film JFK, but even as late as 2014, Salon peddled a piece linking right-wing sentiment to the JFK assassination.

“Our detailed analysis of Oswald's pose, the lighting and shadows and the rifle in his hands refutes the argument of photo tampering.”

Hany Farid, professor of computer science, Dartmouth College

The idea that Oswald did not kill JFK or that he was somehow connected to the right-wing was debunked years ago; even leftist rag Mother Jones, admitting that Oswald shot JFK, wrote of Oswald, “His public actions were those of a passionate and committed fan of Castro and the revolution.”

Facts don’t matter to leftists, as Benny Huang beautifully wrote:

… the conspiracists speak of Oswald being “sheep-dipped.” Sheep-dipping is the process of imbuing a person with a desired background. Oswald, they argue, was actually a tool of the Cold War-era intelligence community who merely pretended to be a communist. He went to great lengths to pad his communist résumé, even forming his own chapter of Fair Play for Cuba and subscribing to the Daily Worker. Once the “sheep-dipping” thesis is accepted, all evidence pointing to Oswald’s far-left politics, and there’s plenty of it, becomes evidence that he was constructing a persona, which is only more compelling evidence for the conspiracy theory! Unfortunately for the conspiracy theorists, Lee’s brother Robert Oswald has confirmed that Lee was a communist from the age of fifteen.

All part of the illusion, say the conspiracy theorists. Apparently the dastardly CIA groomed young Oswald from the time he was a high school freshman to be one of their henchmen, evidently so that they could one day use him to murder a president who hadn’t even been elected yet.

There’s a simpler explanation, of course. Maybe he was just a communist.


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