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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:59 PM
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A DUer told me I've wasted five decades of life trying to learn the truth about JFK.
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Specifically describing me (in a PM to me -- so, no names, please) as "one who's wasted nearly five decades of his life trying to root out a non-existent conspiracy."

Do you agree? Either way, if you have a moment, please describe why do you hold your opinion?

For me:

The subject still makes news.

The subject still affects our warmongering nation.

The subject still hurts to my core as a Democrat, a citizen of the United States, and as a human being.

It also matters in the most fundamental of ways, from ideology to our current standard of living.

My correspondent added that I failed to consider that there may be another explanation -- Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

He does make an excellent point. Were I unable to consider and hold new information, in order to form a new opinion; I would, indeed, be most illiberal.

As someone interested in truth, no matter how inconvenient it is to any of my previously held positions, new information is always most welcome, however. That's why I come to DU: to learn and to share what I've learned.

Thank you for reading.
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