Saturday :: Nov 20, 2004

The Ruby Slip-ers

by pessimist

Monday is the 41st anniversary of the Last Day America was truly free - November 22, 1963.

We all know what that date represents, so I won't belabor that particular history.

Wednesday is the anniversay of the day that the coverup of the fascist takeover of America began, something which continues to this day.

We all have our opinions about whether Oswald acted alone. Personally, I feel that anyone who still believes this never bothered to look at any of the criticisms of the Warren Commission Report, the vehicle which propelled a certain Senator from Pennsylvania - currently very much in the news lately - into prominence.

But this piece isn't about him. He was just as much a patsy as Oswald - as was his killer, Jack Ruby.

Jack Ruby was an easy mark as a patsy. He was hot-headed, quick tempered, acted with his fists faster than he could reason with his brain. He was also very suggestible. He was well known to the Dallas Police, and according to some reports, had more access inside police headquarters than most civilians because of his acquaintances.

So this morning, when I saw this article, something clicked - and I feel another piece of the evidence is now in place. Thus, I contend - as I have for years - that there was a consipracy to murder the President of the United States - and that it used Ruby to do its dirty cleanup work, which was broadcast to the world live with a strategically-placed television camera with the perfect angle.

New Dallas exhibit sheds light on Oswald's killer

There is much the public doesn't know about Ruby, and in an effort to set the record straight on his life, crime and trial, a new exhibit at the Sixth Floor Museum opened last week.

I don't buy this for a minute. Anytime I hear someone use the phrase 'set the record straight' my Male Bovine Excrement filters go into overdrive.

"Every time we talk to people about Jack Ruby, we find that not many people know much about him," said museum curator Gary Mack.

This makes it very easy to create a suitable 'public knowledge' of him that meets the needs of those creating this image of Jack Ruby.

The exhibit shows how the man who has been portrayed as a gangster with mafia ties and a shrewd killer who conspired to kill Oswald was actually a stocky, balding, publicity-seeking name dropper who couldn't be trusted with friends' secrets, let alone an intricate conspiracy.

So he wasn't in on the planning! This doesn't eliminate that he was used as part of a plan - he was both suitable and readily available:

The 52-year-old former high school dropout from Chicago had worked as a door-to-door salesman, singing waiter and ticket scalper before moving to Dallas in 1947 and running a series of unsuccessful clubs and dance halls. He often hung out at the police station and offered officers free food at his clubs.

By such associations, he would become well-known to the police, especially the upper ranks. He would have been quickly evaluated for his usability by this knowledge and by his record when asked by those who understood them as they understood Jack Ruby.

Here's an example of these people.

In Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, author John Perkins writes of a man who was a friend of his girlfriend's father, whom he calls 'Uncle Frank' because of his employment at the National Security Agency. The Vietnam War was going on in 1965,and Perkins was - natually - looking for a way to serve without ending up in Vietnam (he later did two years in the Peace Corps). 'Uncle Frank' set him up with a series of interviews to determine if he was suitable for employment at the NSA.

Under examination, I admitted that as a loyal American I opposed the war, and I was surprised when the interviews did not pursue this subject. Instead, they focused on my upbringing, my attitudes toward my parents, the emotions generated by the fact I grew up a poor puritan among so many wealthy, hedonistic preppies. They also explored my frustration about the lack of women, sex, and money in my life, and the fantasy world that had evolved as a result.

I was amazed by ... their interest in my willingness to lie to the campus police ...

It was not until several years later that I realized that from an NSA viewpoint these negatives are actually positives.

Anger at my parents, an obsession with women, and my ambition to live the good life gave them a hook; I was seducible. My determination to succeed in school and in sports, my ultimate rebellion against my father, my ability to get along with foreigners, and my willingness to lie to the police were exactly the types of attributes they sought.

Ability and willingness to lie is a basic requirement to belong this organization. Is it so hard to think that these people would be willing to lie to the American public, and to the world, about the most important murder of the twentieth century?

We declare no.

Ruby also was in rebellion over a missing father, determined to get ahead, obsessed with women, ambitious to live the good life, determined to succeed - especially with his fists, and strove to get along with everyone - especially if they could enhance his chances with his other life goals.

Ruby's story on why he shot Oswald was shifty. Some believe he was greatly distressed at the president's killing and that his actions were consistent with Ruby's hotheaded, impulsive personality. Others say Ruby was driven by a desperation to validate himself and his dreams of heroism.

Ruby was reported by several witnesses to be extremely upset that John Kennedy was dead, and his anger was definitely aimed at Oswald. That was to be expected considering the media was setup - much like it is today - to report only what was desired to be reported.

Here's what got me to thinking that there was more to conspiracy theories than mere spoutings of crackpots.

Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, author of The Secret Team and JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy gave an extensive series of interviews with Dave Ratliffe (some of which you can hear here), during which he describes being in Christchurch, New Zealand on the day of the assassination. He was having an early breakfast there when the news came out that Kennedy was killed, and bought a local newspaper (which as of the time of the interview he still had) which gave detailed accounts of who, what, when, where, and how. It names Oswald, who wan't even yet in Dallas police custody as it was still between 12:30 and 1:00 pm local Dallas time.

Oswald's job was to keep quiet about his connection to this affair. In return for his silence, he would have been given a life sentence in prison and kept quietly away from the public, where he could do pretty much as he pleased within prison regulations. But he got scared when he didn't feel that he could trust those in whose custody he was held. He sealed his fate - as well as his lips - with his police headquarters hallway plea for rescue to reporters: 'I'm a patsy!'

This would have made the ringleaders very nervous, because the media back then wasn't shackled by fat paychecks to a life of jounalistic prostitution. They would have begun investigating everything they could have gotten out of Oswald, and he had already demonstrated that he was willing to talk about what he knew. The conspirators - and their plot to make America what it now is - would have been exposed long before they could realize their plans. He had to go. Now.

Enter Ruby. Hot-tempered, maleable, seducible, and with all of the right personal attributes.

The day Oswald was shot, Ruby had just wired $25 to one of his strippers [Remember the obsession with women? - ed] when he joined a crowd outside the Dallas police station and slipped into the basement, where a handcuffed Oswald was being transported to another jail.

We all know the rest of Ruby's actions that day.

By shooting Oswald, Ruby fed the intrigue and suspicions surrounding Kennedy's death. "He's a spoiler. He spoiled it all," Sixth Floor Museum curator Gary Mack said. "He ruined any possibility of learning more about the assassination from the top suspect."

That WAS Ruby's job, and he did it well - just like those who selected him to do this job knew he would.

He would now have to go through the motions of being Public Enemy #1 for a spell, but he was going to be rewarded for his labors on behalf of the fledgling New World Order - they were going to throw the case and let him walk:

For example, Ruby died an innocent man in the eyes of the law at least. A jury convicted Ruby in 1964 of murder with malice and sentenced him to death. But an appeals court reversed the verdict because a police sergeant gave false and inadmissible testimony, and because the trial should have been moved outside Dallas County.

But this wasn't the only potential spoiler of Ruby's Date With Justice:

"I think that he felt that ... the grand jury would say, 'Jack, this is a bad thing you've done, but since Oswald needed killing anyway, well, we're going to turn you loose this time,'" homicide detective Jim Leavelle is quoted saying in the exhibit.

This 'He needed killing which makes his murder OK' is a common belief in Texas (which has now spread around the nation if one reads the wrong-wing screeds aimed at anyone who doesn't agree with them) regardless of who the killer and victim are. Someone who is not held in high public esteem is deemed eligible for elimination, and should anyone decide to act on that, said person will be released from culpability after a show trial under that belief.

Back to Jack Ruby:

"Then he could stand there at the front door of the Carousel Club, and people would come from afar to shake the hand of the man that killed the assassin of the President."

Ruby was a hero to some, receiving hundreds of telegrams and letters of praise from all over the world after his arrest.

That's the payoff for Ruby - fame, maybe fortune, and a lot of recognition for his 'success' - and all at no cost to the New World Order. Perfect. But he would have had one more job to do, and because he wasn't in on any of the planning, he could be trusted to do that well also:

Ruby became ill and died in January 1967 a month before his new trial was set to begin. He maintained until his death that Oswald's death was no conspiracy.

We know the rest of the picture. The stage was set for our modern-day Senator from Pennsylvania - Arlen Specter - to step into the limelight:

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy he was appointed as assistant counsel to the Warren Report. Specter was the man closely associated with the lone gunman theory.

Thus 'proving' that there was no conspiracy. He also had to discredit any evidence which could prove otherwise:

If the single-bullet theory (SBT) is wrong, then more than one gunman must have been firing at President Kennedy. This was why Arlen Specter, a staff attorney for the Warren Commission (WC), formulated the theory, namely, to avoid having to conclude that more than one shooter was involved in the assassination.

His payoff was to become Senator from Pennsylvania. But now that he's crossed them with his warning about conservative judges, his time clock is ticking down. He's betrayed those who made him, and they are going to take him apart now that he's demonstrated his disloyalty.

Sic Semper Patsies.

We already know that they are willing to lie to us, and now to the world, about anything and everything. They lied about Kennedy's assassination. They lied about Vietnam. They lied about supply-side economics. They lied about Saddam - repeatedly. They lied about Grenada, and Panama, and Osama bin Laden and 9/11. They are lying now about the electoral 'victory' of George Warmonger Bu$h.

They lie about everything. It's a required personal trait to belong to the exclusive club of the Toppers' Auxilliary. It's how one is selected and given a task to prove one's worthiness - and the rewards will come out of the pockets of the 99%.

We leave with museum curator Gary Mack's most pertinent question:

"People still wonder what might have been if Jack Ruby had not gotten into that basement," Mack said.

Or if he hadn't been sent.


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