Post by Bud Post by claviger
Oswald was a self actualizing Communist hitman. He imitated his hero
Fidel Castro. LHO was in competition with Che and made the ultimate
Communist hit on the US political system. He was a lone wolf amateur
sniper who took pressure off Castro and the Cuban Revolution for decades
LHO achieved his goal to change history and deeply wounded the country and
government he hated most in the world, as he blithely went about his
efforts to decapitate the political system that he so despised. He
succeeded in out maneuvering all US security efforts to protect the
President. Partly due to a lack of sophistication and experience the US
institutions he overcame were no match for his simple plan lacking any
complicated stealth to fire a cheap milsurp rifle at the passing
motorcade. In fact so easy even a wannabe low tech sniper could do it, and
The term today is "self-radicalized". Looking at Oswald`s reading
material in New Orleans it was almost all political or heroic fiction...
But fear not buffs, nobody can make you utilize information in a
To the Oswald defenders this is proof he *wasn't* a Marxist; no, it's
proof that he was pretending to be one.
Some of the conspiracy advocates - the writer Carmine Savastano, who used
to post here - says Oswald wasn't a Marxist since he never attended any
Marxist meetings or met with other Marxists. He believes it was a
"legend", his cover for intelligence work. And that he had a crude, simple
understanding of Marxism. So: no interactions with Marxist, no
understanding of Marxism equals not a Marxist.
This is a strange standard for being a Marxist. If someone were to claim
to be a fascist, an admirer of Hitler and someone who believed Jews ran
the world, we wouldn't say he couldn't be a fascist unless he attended
Nazi Party meetings. We'd all say, "This person is a Nazi, a fascist."
As you point out, Oswald was "self-radicalized" and self taught (as he
admitted). Where would a high school dropout get a sophisticated
understanding of Marx? He had to teach himself; so it's clear he would
have a simplistic understanding of the concepts behind Marxism.
In any case, he certainly detested the America political and economic
systems. Let's set aside the "Was he a Marxist?" question an ask, "Did he
hate the US?" The answer to that is an emphatic yes.