Friday, November 22, 2013

I Wouldn't Be Surprised!

There's a book making the rounds all good conspiracy theorists might be interested in purporting LBJ's involvement with the Kennedy assassination; well more than involvement, it's claimed he was the main conspirator. The argument is LBJ was under investigation by Bobby Kennedy's Justice Department for corruption (what else?) and indictments were if not imminent certainly a possibility. The Bobby Baker mess was all over the press (Johnson's Texas bag man) and best case scenario was he would be dropped from the ticket in '64 (worse case being prison) and his political career over and done. I haven't read the book and I might spring for the five dollar Kindle version if for no other reason than it catalogues Johnson's troubles back then, but I reserve judgement on its veracity.

I really detest Lyndon Johnson. As I've said before he was the most dangerous of politicians; a man with burning ambition and a strong sense of infallibility. In short a man who believed his own bullshit. Everything for Johnson was either a political problem or a messaging (PR) problem. Intimidate them or buy them off or run over them was Johnson's modus operandi because after he made up his mind the facts could go to hell. Johnson always got his way.

These kind of people are especially dangerous because they attract the stupid, the ignorant and the weak minded as flies to shite. Jim Jones, Father Coughlin, George Wallace, Bill Clinton...these kinds of people are so full of themselves people feed off their self confidence and buy into their ideas, often times ignoring their own interests and in some cases even their lives. And unfortunately the disease must be catching because we see the same kind of behavior today with the present administration.

So, did LBJ kill Kennedy? I doubt it simply because it would be hard to keep a secret like this for this long. But if you asked me if Lyndon Johnson were capable of such a thing, I would reply with an emphatic "Hell Yes! "


The Conservative Wahoo said...

I guess this is just another generational issue; I'm a wee bit younger than Hammer, and I have reached the point where I really could not care less who killed Kennedy.

"The Hammer" said...

Well Commander McGrath, I don't believe I heard you correctly. Why you little maggot, you make me want to vomit. You God Damned Communist heathen you had best sound off that you are intensely interested in the Kennedy assassination or I'm gonna stomp your guts out. ARE interested in the Kennedy assassination are you not? What's that, Commander McGrath are you trying to offend me?

LL said...

My grandfather, who was dialed into DC politics always blamed LBJ as the person who had the most to gain. He RAN Texas and he despised the Kennedy clan.

Having said that, my family really didn't like either Kennedy or Johnson.

And while I have to agree with the Commander that I don't internally have angst about who did or didn't, I do love the Virgin Mary (is that enough for The Hammer?).

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