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Posted By: truth machine

Posted On: Aug 21, 2007
Views: 1113
false dichotomy

"Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated by James Earl Ray? [7949 votes total]

No, he was a patsy for the CIA. (2937) 37%
Yes, he was just another lone crazy assassin. (5012) 63%"

Not only is this a false dichotomy, but it puts words in peoples' mouths. I voted yes, but I never claimed that Ray acted alone. He may have, or not.

I know that Fred Hampton was murdered by the police; I'm sure he wasn't the only one. OTOH, there are some nuts out there acting alone. For years I believed that JFK's assassination was a conspiracy, although not the one pedaled by right winger Fletcher Prouty (Mr. X of Stone's movie). But Vincent Bugliosi's new book, "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy", has convinced me otherwise. It's required reading for any intellectually honest theorist.

P.S. The WTC really was hit by airplanes flown by Saudi Arabians, and the Pentagon was hit by Flight 77. It's also true that the very next day Condoleeza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld were talking about what an "opportunity" it gave them to pursue their neocon agenda.

Posted By: Mike (Raleigh, NC)

Posted On: Sep 22, 2007
Views: 1097
RE: false dichotomy

Very interesting!