John F kennedy

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I watched JFK and was very surprised, I had not seen it before and thought it was about the life of John F Kennedy whilst he was in the White House but it was not. It was about his assassination and what followed, how everyone was so quick to call it an attack by a lone gunman but how evidence could point toward a conspiracy. The characters were well introduced and the accuracy of detail was very good. The facts were laid were laid out and the way of life in the 1960's was quite accurately shown. The way the characters smoke and drank during the day, at home, on airplanes and in the work environment, and also the attitudes of the white population towards the African Americans and homosexuals were true to life. It was a very revealing movie to my mind because it showed the different attitudes of the population towards Kennedy. I think it was, essentially accurate, but that it was also dramatized to prove the conspiracy theory beyond a reasonable doubt. The information it presented was very revealing and I learned a lot about the incident, who was involved and how some people deem it impossible to be the work f a single man to have committed the offense. A lot of the details were new to me and they provided an interesting account of a diabolical act. I think it was relevant in that it showed a lot of information laid out in such a way that it was easy to see how it happened and how the evidence could point away from Lee Harvey Oswald and toward a conspiracy formulated by the military establishment. In the film they showed examples of the Civil Rights Movement, at one point “Blacks” were shown lining up to register to vote. Most African Americans of that time were just learning they could vote and few of them had registered. This ... ... middle of paper ... ...considered politically inflammatory For example, information on the Kennedy assassination will not be released until the late 2030's. We still fight unwinnable wars and the government still has hidden reasons for them. However, they also claim misinformation by the intelligence community. Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and needed to be removed from power, ten years later they still have not found the WMD and we are still fighting a losing war. The world has changed in that we have access to more information but a lot is the same or only slightly changed. Intelligence agencies have less and more. Less is capable of being hidden because of the internet but since September 11th and the Patriot act they have more power, in that they can use the act to spy on people they deem unacceptable – much like the communist witch hunts McCarthy presided over.

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