2017-10-06 13:30:41 UTC
Jackie Kennedy expressed considerable irritation with the fact that her husband had been assassinated by a "silly little communist", because the Kennedys considered themselves to be supportive of the left, in general, and to get along comparatively well with the communists, all things considered. Is this, by any chance, the origin of the whole Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory business? Is it all simply a psychological artifact of the fact that President Kennedy was considered a President of the Left, hence his assassin should not have been himself a failed defector to the Soviet Union? So, if Oswald had been a racist red-neck cracker, instead of a loony left-winger, would everyone have been content that he had been the lone assassin?
The reason I'm suggesting this possibility, at this time, are the rather bizarre conspiracy theories emanating from the recent shooting rampage in Las Vegas. Now, to a "liberal" like myself, it seems comparatively obvious that Stephen Paddock was the lone shooter, plagued throughout his life by the death of his father in prison, and hostile to the very capitalist system in which he was so successful, because of its dog eat dog nature. So, now that he was becoming an old man, he thought he could both get his own back, and get his father payback at the same time, by doing unto "Sin City" what it does to so many others -- really screwing it over. And Mr. Paddock certainly had the skills, intelligence and the resources -- as demonstrated by his highly successful career -- to do this quite effectively, entirely on his own. Indeed, we notice that President Trump has not attempted to call Mr. Paddock a "loser", as he has called the Muslim European terrorists. He's a "winner", hence, he's much, much better at killing!
But, the police are now babbling about multiple shooters, conspiracies and unspecified support networks, with no evidence at all apparently. Indeed, the Sheriff has actually accused the people of Las Vegas, as whole, of being responsible for the attacks, for not reporting and preventing Mr. Paddock's suspicious activities! Is it simply that the police cannot psychologically accept that a rich, white male like themselves and their supporters could have turned on their own? It does look a bit that way. They are talking a lot like Kennedy Conspiracy theorists, in dealing with the Las Vegas Massacre.