In my remarks to the JFK Lancer, I talked about what could be done in 2014 to clarify the story of JFK’s assassination. I proposed two types of action: one legal, one historical.
It’s time to act on these.
“We need a sustained and focused attack on the secrecy system that denies the people their history. In my lawsuit Morley v. CIA, my attorney, my counselor, my friend Jim Lesar has shown what one man, alone and unaided, can do. We need more Jim Lesars. We need to conceive and execute an ambitious legal strategy that aims to liberate the remains secret records of the JFK assassination–in the next year.”
I’m going to announce another initiative in this area in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
A civil society response to the Warren Commission
More importantly, we need to replace the cacophony of conspiracy theories with a core account of what has been learned since the publication of the Warren Commission Report.
At Lancer I said:
“We need to come together with a single coherent alternative to the official theory that most people doubt for good reason. We need, I think, a civil society response to the Warren Commission. We need another report on the assassination of the president, not one compiled by four lawyers working at the mercy of the FBI and the CIA and the White House, but by civil society.
“We need a crowd-sourced, data-mined, fact-checked, downloadable, account of how and why President Kennedy was killed and we need to be able to publish it on multiple platforms, free of charge, on September 30, 2014.”
So what do we do?
The way to begin compiling such response in the 21st century is to create a wiki. Other people have had the idea like the people at Wikispooks, but as I noted last week. I think their approach is marred by the presumption that anybody who disagrees is mentally retarded or criminally complicit. I think we need a more inclusive approach that does not demonize people who have other opinions or who are undecided.
This wiki would be an open to all, curated by a diverse panel of experts, and dedicated to writing as complete an account of the assassination that could serve as an alternative to the account given in Wikipedia.
This is a big job that requires a group effort. So I’m looking for people who are willing to volunteer their time to make it happen.
We need a steering committee that could take on the job of setting up and curating the Wiki.
If you want to participate, drop me a line here.
We need technical advice from Web-savvy people about what wiki software to use. There are many choices and I’m not competent to decide which would work best for our purpose.
Here are some of the choices in wiki platforms.
If you have technical skills and can help, drop me a line here.