The View From The Grassy Knoll Analysis

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This week we were asked to read the article, The View from The Grassy Knoll which discusses conspiracy thinking surrounding the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. Moreover, he asserts that the assassination of the president was prime for conspiracy theories, specifically because it occurred during such a critical moment in American history. Additionally, government agencies had confessed that there were mistakes, and there was even discrepancies in official accounts, leaving even more room for suspicion among conspiracy theorist. In addition to creating an extreme distrust of Americans to the government at the time. In general there was some evidence in the case that seemed very questionable to some people, such as how could the president have gotten shot from both the front and the back, and why there was only supposedly three bullets found but four bullet wounds. There was also the question of the magic bullet which hit both Kennedy and Texas senator John Connally. Furthermore, all evidence from the case was examined by the CIA, Dallas Police Department, and the Warren Commission …show more content…
Firstly it exemplifies the theme of this weeks articles which is enemies from within, and it depicts nicely how the fear of communist form the outside, transformed into a fear of infiltration from the inside when Kennedy was assassinated. Furthermore, in providing some of the evidence from the case, collected by various government agencies. It allows the reader to understand what the people were being told was going on at this point in time, and why they might be skeptical of the evidence presented to them, and how this possible could have spawned conspiracy theories. Moreover, the article also gives some mention to the political events that was happening at the time. Which gives people a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the origin of these conspiracy

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