Dallas refines plan to exclude the majority of Americans from the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death

You can apply for tickets to attend the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, 1963, but you’re out of luck if the city of Dallas decides you have “extremist ties,” meaning if you are open about your disbelief in the official story of the causes of JFK’s assassination, you won’t get a ticket.

In other words, Dallas is seeking to exclude the majority of Americans from an event commemorating the death of the president.

As the invaluable Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer notes :”This is content-based suppression of free speech to keep assassination conspiracy theorists away from the international press you think will show up for the 50th.”

John Judge calls it “a moment of silencing.”

Schutze addresses Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings personally:

“Why do you think you have the right to do that? This isn’t your event. It doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to the public. But you don’t believe that, do you? You guys handed out press materials yesterday amounting to five pages of information. I counted six times in those five pages when you said the event will be ‘paid for by private donations.’

“You said it six times in five pages. Paid for. What the hell do you think that means? You think you bought it? You think you own the event because of your money? That’s obscene, and it’s obscene in exactly the same way the atmosphere here was obscene 50 years ago.”

3 comments

  1. George Simmons says:

    The planners of this event want the day to pass without any mention that JFK may have been murdered by a domestic conspiracy which has been covered up for a generation.

    The irony of Dallas thinking about a moment of silence makes me sigh. We have been silent for 50 years, and this is the problem.

    They may argue that this day is not about the assassination, but honouring JFK. I would argue that until we tell the truth about what happened on that day, then we dishonour JFK.

  2. michael A. says:

    Rawlings is using the 50th anniversary as a fund raiser.”Extremist Ties”is the politicians code word for anyone is disagrees with them.

  3. S.R.Rohde says:

    This sounds like a well heeled “Hush” fund event to me. You would think that after 50 years, people would realize that “Truth” is not so easily silenced.

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