Saturday, January 15, 2011


Pivotal political event of the decade and possibly of the century. Shouldn’t we therefore know as much about it as possible? This film for anyone who hasn’t watched it is well worth an hour of your time.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t buy the theories it puts forward. It does no harm to take them on board for a while. It was a courageous act to publicly ask those questions. A sceptical response to the hypothesis of the film is to doubt the ability of those individuals in the know to keep what happened that day a secret. But one might argue that these people’s power is entirely dependent on their ability to keep secrets. This is modus operandi behind freemasonery. And what’s the point of having power if you don’t exercise it? Few people would now dispute the theory that more than one gunman was responsible for the death of Kennedy – Delillo’s fictional account of that event in his novel Libra is probably a lot closer to the truth than any official report – and yet those who know have either kept quiet or mysteriously disappeared the moment they open their mouth.
I don’t think anyone can pretend to know what happened that day but what is apparent is there were an overload of sinister coincidences in the subplot and rather too many suspicious holes in the official explanation. 
How close to the truth is the interpretation of events depicted in Loose Change? Disturbingly I found I was unable to dismiss it out of hand. 

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