Wednesday, November 22, 2006
22 November 1963
It happened long before I was born but this one event has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. It set the stage for the greatest web of conspiracy theories, signaled the end of an era, and plunged the world to new depths of the human horror. Before 9/11 it was, and arguably still is, captured by and became the most watched video tape in history. You can’t help but watch it again and again, second by second, this tragic moment in human history, the tape is silent but conveys cruelty, hope, horror - and screams many other emotions as a life ended while condemning others and altering millions more who questioned what they saw and what they were told
I have seen that tape in different formats, read dozens of books, seen hundred of photographs, and postulated many more what-if and why-was, who-did-it variations in my mind. It goes on and on. Somehow this mystery may never get solved until the day the world stops and we can rewind to that moment of that dark day and watch it from multiple angles and have the answers revealed.