Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Small Contribution to the History of the JFK Assassination

I see that Lew Rockwell has a fascinating article up on the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer and the connection to the assassination of JFK. It brings to mind the tiny bit of new information that was brought to my attention about the assassination.

For many years, I was a consultant to Texas Bank, where C. Jack Bean was CEO and chairman. Jack retired from the bank at least 10 years ago, but when he was chairman, I talked to him nearly every day on the phone and perhaps two or three times a year, we traveled on business trips, NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco were some of the cities we hit. I knew him well.

Jack occasionally took his wife on these trips, so I knew her somewhat. Jack was a gregarious man, with a booming Texas drawl and you knew it was going to be a fun time when you were out with Jack. Jack was not afraid to state his opinion on anything and always kept the conversation lively. His wife never interrupted. She just let Jack do his thing.

On a trip to Chicago, one evening I had dinner with Jack and his wife and somehow the topic came up of Jack's early career. It turned that Jack had started out as a Texas Ranger. He was a Texas Ranger for one year, 1963.

I brought up the Kennedy Assassination and he told me that he was on duty that day in Dallas and expected to patrol part of Kennedy's parade route, but at the last minute the Texas Rangers were told they weren't needed. I started to probe Jack a bit on the topic, but his wife who always let Jack go on, gave him something of a dirty look and he changed the subject. The Kennedy assassination, I got the sense, was something that they had agreed Jack wouldn't talk about.

I have had some correspondence with JFK assassination researchers and they have all told me that they had never heard before about the Texas Rangers being pulled off parade duty, but it happened, I got it from the Texas Ranger who was there.


  1. Just a coincidence. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  2. look why all this ancient history? Everybody knows it was a crazy lone nut that shot Kennedy. Why not just stick to to stock tips and economic analysis like a normal person.

    1. I think you're at the wrong place if you want to know what, "everybody knows."

      The phrase, "everybody knows that... ," always bothered me and still does. What I always want to know is how does everybody know. Seeing that the wisest amongst us are the wisest because they understand that they know very little seems to say a lot.

    2. @Anonymous... I'm pretty sure Heath is being sarcastic and using "everyone knows" to enhance the sarcasm. If you read it sarcastically, it makes sense. If you read it literally, it's just sad. I prefer to think Heath is witty-sarcastic as opposed to assuming he is a gullible non-thinker.

      Anyway, since it's related and no one posted it, here is a clip of Kennedy's secret service getting pulled immediately before LBJ was put in charge.

  3. Yep, it is spooky what happened that terrible day in Nov. '63.

    After reading 'JFK and The Unspeakable' and 'Family (Bush) of Secrets,' I read the below, linked column. It is a bit difficult to follow, but it points to the value of having independent eyes look at pieces of information.

    Someone who read something somewhere pieced it together with what someone else had pieced together, and behold this (convincing to me) hypothesis:

    Here is the brief YouTube video linked in the column:

    As long as we have a deceitful government in place, it makes great sense for individuals to attempt to piece together the evidence as best they can.

    1. Dear John...

      I hate to break it to you but it is only a matter of time before ALL government engage in deceit.