In re: JFK 2.0 Eddy writes:
“For me JFK Facts is a go to site for part of the JFK story. It sometimes feels self limiting by its aversion to theorising.”
I will be publishing your suggestions about how to improve JFK Facts over the next few days. One suggestion, a sidebar guide to JFK Facts podcasts, will be implemented as soon as possible. Others will follow.
In 1992, the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act mandated that in 2017 all remaining JFK records and redactions be released. However, the National Archives has recently informed federal agencies that if they intend on maintaining secrecy over these records they should begin preparing appeals to the next president of the United States. We are working to ensure that the law is upheld.
Source: 2017 JFK — 2017 JFK
If you want full JFK disclosure in 2017, join CAPA
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” —CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D.
An open letter from Bill Kelly, veteran JFK researcher and activist.
Help ensure that our elected representatives will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.
Letting the National Archives and Open Gov know how they can improve public access to government records can have a real effect. The Archives is already mobilizing for the October 2017 JFK releases because people demanded, via the Internet, that they act. More people said JFK records were the top declassification priority–and NARA responded.
JFK blogger Bill Kelly has ten questions about the still secret JFK files uncovered by Michael Ravnitsky and WhoWhatWhy, and reported by Politico.
Some can be answered but some can’t. See Number 4.
Among the first three documents on the list of those still-secret JFK Assassination records is: “178-10004-10394 McIlvain Tape 75′ Rock (Duplicate).”
In a post for JFKCountercoup2: Judd McIlvain – TV Reporter Subject of Secret JFK File, Bill Kelly explains who McIlvain was.
Those who study the case are “historians”, “researchers” or “students”. All perfectly good words, unlike “CT,” “LN,” or “theorist,” Theory of what?
‘JFK buff’ is an insult
The term “buff” is — how do i say this politely? –repellent. A buff is a hobbyist. What we’re doing has great value, but it would be a pretty sick hobby. Remember how John Kerry did some good work on the contra-cocaine story? Newsweek labeled him a “randy conspiracy buff”, invoking the trifecta of nudity, sex, and high adventure. No thanks.
I refer to myself as an “operations researcher.” When I’m making progress, I might upgrade to “investigator.”I
“Lone nut” is also in poor taste, often used in the context of the “LN crowd”. The terms “Lone wolf” or “single gunman” are respectful ways to refer to one’s adversaries in a case like this.
I believe that many of us use the phrase “conspiracy theorist” because it seems practical, romantic, or titillating.
The last two reasons are bad ones. Real bad. Two of the many reasons the word has been marginalized.
Those who study the case are “historians”, “researchers” or “students”. All perfectly good words, unlike “theorist”. Theory of what?
If we want to not be seen by anyone as “on the margins”, there is a simple fix. Admit that the phrase has been abused by our adversaries and the mass media. It is now used as a red flag. The design is to put the target in a box. It can no longer be used by us in a practical sense.
I think the romantic and titillating aspects of the word “conspiracy” are enticing. “They killed the President! We have to call it what it is – conspiracy!” It’s fun to be wrapped up in a world of high adventure, fighting the forces of Mordor with the energies of truth and light.
I understand it — I like romantic stuff and have a rebel nature. But, I have to admit, it makes me blue. We’re in the midst of an important conflict about how history will be written. We need to share good stories, not needless drama. I’d rather win.
Many thanks for many responses to my plea for James Angleton research help. I now have a team working on it. Soon we will have a transcript of one of the last times Angleton testified in detail about the state of U.S. counterintelligence, Yuri Nosenko, Lee Harvey Oswald and other related matters. Thanks to all
Here’s another research task that would be very useful for me, (and otherstudents/bloggers/historians):
In advance of tonight’s CNN Republican presidential debate, Peter Dale Scott has this question for the candidates:
“How can we best fulfill what we now know to have been the intentions of Robert Kennedy with respect to his brother’s murder?” Read more