Salt and Mad Men

The new spy yarn Salt, starring Angelina Jolie and helmed by Mace Neufeld, the director of Tom Clancy epics Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, puts a salty new spin on the Kennedy assassination. Secret soviet murder squads and diabolical doubles have always been part of JFK assassination lore, but this particular film plays up the concept with a sort of morose whimsy. According to the film, Lee Harvey Oswald was replaced with a Russian double during his brief defection to the Soviet Union. The double, named Alec, was from the charter class of a school which raised perfect assassins, trained to infiltrate American society and wreck havoc among its citizens. The references to the assassination of President Kennedy were broad enough for the general viewer, but accurate enough to satisfy an assassination buff.

Salt is the latest in a slew of recent films and television programs which reference the Kennedy assassination. Last summer, the Kennedy-esque characters in AMC’s 1960s drama Mad Men, who had a raucous party the night of JFK’s election, are forced to attend a wedding the day of JFK’s murder. Even the beef-brained Mark Wahlberg action vehicle Shooter had a few clever references to the Kennedy assassination. In the film, Wahlberg’s character Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, falsely accused of attempting to murder the President. At the thought of finding the real gunman behind the crime, an old man tells  Swagger “them boys on the knoll were buried within the hour.”

Most people of my generation understand the Kennedy assassination from what they see on TV, movies, and YouTube. Every year, network and cable television produce a steady stream of documentaries on the assassination of President Kennedy, most of then portraying Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. Hollywood, on the other hand, is always conjuring up ingenious explanations for the Kennedy assassination. JFK, Captain America, Salt, Shooter, The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Bones, Red Dwarf, the Whitest Kids You Know, Marilyn Manson, and numerous other films, television programs, and even a Broadway musical tell us we’ll never really know what happened, and maybe we never will. YouTube users are constantly firing back with alternate interpretations of the Kennedy assassination, with fingers pointed at everyone from JFK’s limo driver to the Vice President. The event itself was it’s own program, featuring America’s first live televised murder, and the world’s first viral video. The 8mm film captured by Dallas dress manufacturer Abraham Zapruder.

In contrast, most elementary and high school history books typically devote a sentence or two to President Kennedy’s assassination, even though it is perhaps the most important event in the tumults of the 20th Century. Schoolbooks most often state that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the crime, and at most mention that there are other theories. In short, students are often not adequately equipped to sort through the noise they get about the assassination on TV. The textbooks are obviously failing our students, because only 1 in 10 Americans believe what they say about the assassination. If the textbooks are correct and the majority of americans are wrong, we need a better way to teach ourselves about the most important murder since the crucifixion. Conversely, if the masses are right and the government is snookering us, we need new textbooks. Hollywood is telling us that someone staged the whole assassination like it was a tasteless performance art piece, network television insists that anyone who questions the government’s story is so crazy, they might as well believe aliens killed the President. “Reality,”  legendary alien-wrangler Captain Kirk once said, “is probably somewhere in between.”

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Salt and Mad Men

  1. Here i am again..what a concept..si? I want first to voice my deep regrets that a decent seemingly anyway..New’s reader PeterJennings lost all the respect I had for him when he showed the world his dirty silkies when he agreed to host one of the worst and sloppy JFK Documentary’s i have ever seen ..and when the junk git to the zapruder Film showing clearly where the last shot came from..Peter did the nasty in front of all of us..By proposing that in fact..there “is plenty of evidence suggesting that when a missile is fired from the front of a man..it’simpact will sometimes defy logic and all the laws of science by actually not going the way of Bullet but will go the way of pure bogus imagination..Bugliosi ..the same for Vinnie the vacant..he went down Jennings path of making himself appear lost in space and totally unworthy of any more press releases about this subject matter..Some whore themselves for Gold ..which is at least understandable..whoring for someone elses agenda or because you owe someone some favors is how I see these two shameful punks
    The kennedy Klub has been to long in the stupid stage for my taste..i honestly believe that Jfk Jr …did not use the common sense missing in the Kennedy dna..keep yer yapper shut if you have designs for the white House and resolution to the crimes against your family..JFK Jr was a good and decent youg man that from what i have heard abot him..had a very good reason to begin his owwn run for the roses..I believe that all Kennedys knew who anfd why..BUT also herard those shots imnDallas as a warning…there was a detective that I believe had solved the Who dne it waltz ..and had actually persuaded a Judge somewhere..To dif up old John and we will find out if there are traces of Mercury that was allegedly the radical Rpm that made the head shots explode upon contact… James files is the pimp who has claimed to be the shotter from the Knoll..go to jfkmurdersolved.com…there is some really excellent things to make you all as crazy appearing as my mom in law once opined…BUT..there is also a very interesting story told by one Chauncy Holt..who has a 2 hour video on Google that will make you get the yips and that annoying tic below your eye again..as it makes the inevitable plausible..Jim Garrison..a good and decent man who was turned into a gargoyle b the Press and media who wouldn’t put a hickey on a real journalist hump..is my thought…and finally (uh huh)..You have got to believe that this entire Rodeo quite possibly happened as presented by the sissy’s called the warren commission..I have a particular personal itch against this ass wad called Specter who should have been dismissed from the deal as soon as we drug testst all those useless ..But you serve your masters well..and you get to see old age Barney Frank wanna be’s who arre beyond shame and and conscience issues is a bet
    ..and the JFK circus will close down the day my generation is gone from the scene..It will not be picked up amnd advanced by anyone still claiming that they have the inside scoop of as lifetime..you have shit fr grains is my retort to those low folks,..If you haven’t heard ..and this is another one of my get the hell of the stage you phony turd replys..he secret service..which i will ask any of you to show me any of those punks riding on their assigned places on that limo when Kennedy needed them most ..Clint Hill ..you are amazing son..You want to look heroic so you and the other ladies who made up your team wait for what 50 years nearly to come out of your crypt with a book..Hell with you and the others ..you all should have been charged with treason for being MIA..

  2. Here i am again..what a concept..si? I want first to voice my deep regrets that a decent seemingly anyway..New’s reader Peter Jennings lost all the respect I had for him when he showed the world his dirty silkies when he agreed to host one of the worst and sloppy JFK Documentary’s i have ever seen ..and when the junk got to the Zapruder Film showing clearly where the last shot came from..Peter did the nasty in front of all of us..By proposing that in fact..there “is plenty of evidence suggesting that when a missile is fired from the front of a man..it’s impact will sometimes defy logic and all the laws of science by actually not going the way of Bullet but will go the way of pure bogus imagination..Bugliosi ..the same for Vinnie the vacant..he went down Jennings path of making himself appear lost in space and totally unworthy of any more press releases about this subject matter..Some whore themselves for Gold ..which is at least understandable.. BUT whoring for someone elses agenda or because you owe someone some favors is how I see these two shameful punks left there career marks
    The kennedy Klubof family members has been to long in the stupid stage for my taste..i honestly believe that Jfk Jr …did not use the common sense missing in the Kennedy DNA..You.keep yer yapper shut if you have designs for the White House and resolution to the crimes against your family..JFK Jr was a good and decent young man that from what i have heard about him..had a very good reason to begin his own run for the roses..I believe that all Kennedys knew who and why..they also heard those eleven or twelve shots in Dallas as a warning…there was a detective that I believe had solved the Who done it waltz ..and had actually persuaded a Judge somewhere..To dig up old John and we will find out if there are traces of Mercury that was allegedly the radical Rpm that made the head shots explode upon contact… James files is the pimp who has claimed to be the shooter from the Knoll..go to jfkmurdersolved.com…there is some really excellent things to make you all as crazy appearing as my mom in law once opined.that I had morphed to..BUT..there is also a very interesting story told by one Chauncy Holt..who has a 2 hour video on Google that will make you get the yips and that annoying tic below your eye again..as it makes the inevitable plausible..Jim Garrison..a good and decent man who was turned into a gargoyle by the Press and media who wouldn’t put a hickey on a real journalist hump..is my thought…and finally (uh huh)..You have got to believe that this entire Rodeo quite possibly happened as presented by the sissy’s called the warren commission..I have a particular personal itch against this ass wad called Specter who should have been dismissed from the deal as soon as we drug test all those useless .Perverts in D C.But you serve your masters well..you the un holiest of all…and you get to see old age… Barney Frank wanna be’s who are beyond shame and and conscience issues is a bet..And for what it’s worth I was amarine who did my duty in Nam and here with no regrets not a story at all that makes me appear in any way heroic..BUT..I talked to some old salts that serveed in the Corps the same time Lee served..And one of the very uinreported things about oswald was this..when he graduated from Boot..he was already a CIA operative that no longer did direct reports to the Marine Corps..you see the CIA had a woodie for Lee long before he arrived to kill commies for mommy.,.He was reported to have an I.Q so far off the charts that he had to practise to speak american ..and appear common..he was anythin but..With an I.Q that mew and two of you all might fight to owjhn..maybe 186..somewhere.But when he was flying with davis the Fairy looking bizarre magoo.back wheen he was but a ladl..the cia had a fuill tickler om where lee is going.l.Anyway..The job that Lee had while in the orps was aso top secret that it never existed ..Because young Lee had mastered the Russuian language with no instructors..just a Russian book an boutIvans lingo.he was so conversant in an impossibly difficult language to even get a rope around..yet sir Lee had her down and dirty in less than a year..right?..His job was helping f gary Powers traverse the sky’s above Moscow in his U 2 spy plane ..to avoid detection..Klee was so good at this very touchy mingle..that not once did gary P{owers evemn get a hint that he was compromised..he was shot down sevral months after Lee Oswald had been assigned to Russia to play the rolle of a lifetime as a double agent..Now children..what do you suppose the CIA who was a fat man looking for some action at the local grade school n by moral digest.Do you really for one second believe our crookred but not insane Federal TWEEKS WOULD ALLOW HIM TO GET IN A BOAT TALKING SMACK ABOUT THE usa..AND WITH ALL OF HIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE U 2 T JUST SCOOT FRM PORT..PLEASE FOLKS ..IT WOULDN’T HAPPEN ..EVEROO.the inside scoop of as lifetime..you have shit fOr grains is my retort to those low folks,..If you haven’t heard ..and this is another one of my get the hell of the stage you phony turd replys..The secret service..which i will ask any of you to show me any of those punks riding on their assigned places on that limo when Kennedy needed them most ..Clint Hill ..you are amazing son..You want to look heroic so you and the other ladies who made up your team wait for what 50 years nearly to come out of your crypt with a book..Hell with you and the others ..you all should have been charged with treason for being MIA..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s