Anyone reading that political essay by Oswald or listening to him being interviewed on radio couldn't help but be impressed by Oswald's extremely high intellect. I stand by that.
But the second part of my post was meant to read firmly 'tongue in cheek'. To be honest I found it amusing that by posting that essay you were, albeit inadvertently, seemingly backing up the old LN claim that Oswald was a frustrated genius with a grudge against society. Forget that, I apologise, it really wasn't very nice to 'yank your chain'. But I'm going to play devil's advocate and pick up on a few of your points. I dont necessarily believe some of these answers but I think they are worth considering.
"as why would a man seeking fame and to change history deny the deed?"
In exchange for 'fame' Oswald was in effect committing suicide, if he had actully got out of the TSBD alive he would have been executed. And like many suicides, after its too late, the instinct for survival kicks in and they change their minds. Could that have happened to Oswald and explain his fleeing the scene and subsequent denial?
"Oswald wasn't very intelligent, normal 117 IQ"
I dont believe you really take those ridiculous IQ tests that seriously Bill. Some people's brains just dont work that way, other people just dont test well. There's many highly intelligent people, professional people, who would score bad in an IQ test.
"You can judge Oswald any way you want, but if you have him killing JFK, wounding Connally, escaping from the scene, and killing Tippit, then that's pretty good for a day's work."
But not unachievable.
" he wasn't a loser, as he had a good, steady job, a wife, two beautiful kids"
Are you kidding!! Oswald didn't have a "good steady job" it was a temporary job working for minimum wage. And Oswald's wife had just told him the night before the assassination that she wouldn't get back with him. Oswald was about to lose his "wife, (and) two beautiful kids". Could that have been the reason Oswald decided to go down in a blaze of glory?
Like I said Bill, I'm playing devil's advocate here. But I still think they are all valid points.
Well, Besides talking out of the side of your mouth, playing the devil's advocate and pulling my chain, you still want to talk about this seriously?
You want to make the case for Oswald having an argument with his wife and respond by killing the President? That's assuming that he was actually in the window at 12:30 and pulled the trigger. I think you are fishing for a false motive for the Patsy.
You say: ......different upbringing plus a bit of luck and he might have really amounted to something.
He was only 24. How old are you? Have you been a Marine, been to Russia? Been to any foreign country? Mexico City? Do you speak any other languages?
I think he was something. His motive wasn't to make money, he did have a steady job and could get another, had an apartment, wife, two beautiful kids and over $100 in his pocket.
Those who claim Oswald was the 6th floor sniper certainly do have a hard time attributing a believable motive to him.
He doesn't sound the kind of man who would be easily fooled or made a 'patsy' out of , does he? What he does sound like is a man who would have been totally frustrated with a society which didn't recognise his genius and made him carry out menial work, hmm interesting, where have I read that before?
Show me where he claims to be a genius? That's a thought that is in Denis' mind, not Oswald's, and it betrays your own double entendres.
This is the basic question, and there's no need to play the devil's advocate or play games - JFK was either killed by a deranged lone-nut in a spur of the moment rage, or he was killed as a result of a well planned and executed conspiracy or coup.
And as to your question as to whether or not it is important that Oswald's IQ was tested, I think if you find out who had a complete record of these tests given to Oswald, including Herzog's MMPI, then you'll have a pretty good idea as to who had the capability of framing him, however smart or stupid he really was.
Bill, please dont start misquoting me. I did NOT say Oswald had "an argument with his wife" I said his wife refused to get back with him, that's a lot more serious than an argument, she was in effect ending their marriage. At least that's how Oswald interpreted it, that morning he left his wedding ring in a cup.
"He was only 24. How old are you? Have you been a Marine, been to Russia? Been to any foreign country? Mexico City? Do you speak any other languages?
These are strange questions!! What relevance they have escapes me. But O.K. I'll answer: I'm a very young 55. I'm British, so no I never was in the USMC, does the Queens infantry count? Yes, Ive been to Russia twice. Yes, I'm lucky enough to have traveled very extensively thank you. No, never been to Mexico city. Yes, as well as English I speak Australian, American, New Zealand. etc LOL
Bill, for the last time, Oswald DID NOT have a steady job...it was a TEMPORARY job. And there's a picture below of Oswald's 'apartment' WOW!
I'm afraid you'll have to explain the remark "betrays your own double entendres" as I understand it a double entendre is one phrase with two meanings, the latter usually being risque, so I cant really grasp your meaning. But to be honest I cant really grasp the meaning of your entire post. You seem to have writen it in a great deal of anger. Perhaps we should precede when your'v cooled down a bit.