The Six Seconds That Changed the World

Everyone with a sense of history or a TV set knows this day is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Newman family just after shots fired - public domain

The Newman family just after shots fired – public domain

It impacted the lives of people in ways which to this day aren’t totally discernible. The obvious impact was the follow-up decisions made by an entirely different President. Lyndon B. Johnson was his own man and one of those most obvious consequences was the escalation of the Viet Nam war. Lyndon Johnson was also noted for shepherding civil rights legislation and the war on poverty program.

It’s a day that all of us old enough to recall, know where and what we were doing the moment we received the news of this tragic event. I also believe it changed the psyche of the country to a point where we all became a little less trustful.

What we’re left with after 50 years of investigations, books, movies and TV shows are many questions of essentially an unsolved murder mystery. Bill O’Reilly coauthored a book recently on ‘Killing Kennedy’. His book reinforces the official story of Lee Oswald was the lone gunman without any additional support or conspiracy.

Rather than add to all of the conspiracy stories, I’m including this video which unlike so many other investigations provides a credible understanding which seems to indicate Lee Oswald wasn’t the lone gunman. Watch, listen and pay particular close attention to what he explains from the video & audio in the last-minute and a half. This not only includes the video, it also includes the audio recording of a microphone on a police motorcycle stuck in open mic. The sound recording suggests there were four shots and the timing of shots two and four align with the film. The short time-frame between shots three and four (on the audio) are consistent with witnesses who said they heard a pause followed by two quick shots.

Josiah Thompson The Untrue Fact About The JFK Assassination

During the moments he was shot there appears to be evidence of a frontal shot. Was the windshield damaged with a bullet hole? I truly believe we either don’t have the correct official story because the truth would further damage credibility of our government or there’s a refusal to face the facts as they were. We may never learn the truth in a way that becomes official record.


Mrs. Kennedy, President Johnson & Mrs. Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


5 thoughts on “The Six Seconds That Changed the World

  1. barfy2013

    Missing files, multiple bullet wounds at strange angles, the assassin- murdered by another… Of course we believe there was a conspiracy… a cover-up by cowards and profiteers…

    My father believes that the fatal bullet was actually an accident- a secret serviceman fumbling in pure panic fired his gun and fate did the rest… Who knows? That’s the real question, right?

    JFK was a man, a human being- prone to the same faults and frailties as all other men, but he was loved- even by us Brits… I wasn’t even born then, but I love him too. His dreams and charismatic ability to project his vision was stunning. I have always been stirred by those magical immortal words… “We choose to go to the Moon, and do the other things in this decade… not because they are easy… But because they are hard!” He will never really die- he is the symbol of hope- the American dream- the same dream that is dreamt by us all- so say us all.

    1. Mike Livingston Post author

      Certainly struck us as a great loss. Many of us wonder how things might have been different if he lived. My personal opinion is the other headline news assassinations of that decade, (Martin Luther King Jr. & Robert F. Kennedy) might never occurred if this one had been unsuccessful. I think it emboldened those killers.

      1. barfy2013

        Yes, but I believe they were political murders. Mark Chapman killing John Lennon in 1980. What was that all about? I once heard he did it because he wanted to be as famous as John. Well, it kinda worked. I remember his name, anyhow. May Chapman rot in jail.

        I wonder though, would their legacies have meant so much had they lived?

      2. barfy2013

        Sure- but we can postulate- speculate- contemplate- ruminate- deliberate- cogitate and excogitate- which is lovely… 😉

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