I have a question. Are the American people entitled to a more transparent version of history? After all, historical events play a massive roll in establishing future political outcomes, sentiment, and direction. So by that accord wouldn’t more information be better than less, in regards to making more informed decisions? Are the American people entitled to know the truth when it comes to their own country’s history?
This question is certainly applicable to the current political questions being raised about the release of a potential trove of government documents on the JFK assassination. Will we be left with more questions than answers regarding the events that took place on that fateful day in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963? Well, Trump set the speculation to rest when he posted this tweet earlier today.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
The MSM’s spin on the topic has been quite visible. Articles filled with wild speculations and anti-Trump rhetoric began circulating around the web. Some saying that if President Trump agreed to let the files become public that pandemonium would ensue. Other articles claiming that it would refuel “conspiracy theorists.”
According to Newsweek, “More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department are set to be released, along with 30,000 that have only been partially released in the past.
The document dump “will simply fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” write Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato.” Newsweek continued, “The Archives will release the documents between now and the Oct. 26 deadline, but doing so could be chaotic.”
One wildly popular media personality seemed to call Trump’s decision before it had been formally announced. Alex Jones of Infowars.com was ont of the few to seem confident about the release of the documents as was evident in this tweet.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) October 20, 2017
Politico reported, “Trump, no stranger to conspiracy theories, including totally unsubstantiated theories about a link between Ted Cruz’s father and JFK’s death.” They continued, “s it stands now, the document release this month will be a logistical nightmare, with the public suddenly flooded with a huge online library of documents—tens of thousands in total—that will be, at first, mostly incomprehensible even to experienced students of the assassination.”
Politico also writes, “With everything made public at once, pandemonium is all but guaranteed, since major news organizations around the world will want to know, almost instantly, what is in the documents that is new and potentially important. And there will simply be no way for historians and other researchers, even those with a special knowledge of the Kennedy assassination, to make any authoritative judgment as they try to page through tens of thousands of pages of files all at once.”
So amid the debate on whether or not these documents should be released, we have to ask ourselves, who benefits? Why does the MSM seem to be so slanted on this topic? Would the American people benefit from learning the truth about the JFK assassination? Is the truth something that unites the American people? Draw your own conclusion but I am of the opinion that not only are we owed the truth, we deserve it.