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Crazies gather in Dealy Plaza — for a return of JFK Jr.?

… why John F. Kennedy, Jr.?

To see how far America has fallen, just look at photos of the people who traveled to Dallas to spend time in the area where John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963. Many people question whether or not the government has told the truth about the JFK assassination. To a point, they have some evidence.

However, the crazies who gathered in Dealy Plaza yesterday were wearing Trump/JFK Jr. 2024 shirts.

That is about as crazy as you can get.

Here is that story of QAnon

How did this happen?

In rainy Dallas with temperatures dipping into the low 60s, hundreds huddled with umbrellas, flags and signs to wait for history to be made on Tuesday. Some even brought folding chairs.

At the site overlooking where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated nearly six decades ago, scores of QAnon believers outfitted with “Trump-Kennedy 2024” shirts, flags and other merchandise gathered. They forecast the president’s son John F. Kennedy Jr., who has been dead for over 20 years, would appear at that spot, emerging from anonymity to become Donald Trump’s vice president when the former president is reinstated. The prophecy foretold online, of course, did not come true.

When 12:30 p.m. came, the time when Kennedy was shot, they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, journalist Steven Monacelli reported. The crowd lingered, some for more than an hour, eventually trickling away, a few vowing the Kennedy known as John-John will reappear at a Rolling Stone concert later in the night.

Meryl Kornfield, “Why hundreds of QAnon supporters showed up in Dallas,

expecting JFK Jr.’s return,” Washington Post, Nov. 3, 2021

John F. Kennedy, Jr. was killed in a plane crash in 1999. His body was recovered, and to think that a scion of one of the most revered Democratic families of the 20th Century would return to run with Trump — is truly lunacy.

FBI designated QAnon a domestic threat

While most considered it to be a fringe outing, it is concerning for people who are studying domestic terrorism like those attacks of January 6, 2021,

The spectacle captivated people, some amused at the ridiculousness of the far-fetched theory that Kennedy faked his death. But the size of Tuesday’s gathering was concerning for Jared Holt, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab who researches domestic extremism.

The claim about Kennedy Jr. is considered fringe even for supporters of QAnon, a collective of baseless conspiracy theories revolving around an idea that Trump is battling a Satan-worshiping cabal that traffics children for sex. The sprawling set of false claims that have coalesced into an extremist ideology has radicalized its followers and incited violence and criminal acts. The FBI has designated it a domestic terrorism threat.

Holt, who monitors online communities like QAnon, saw the Kennedy Jr. theory appear on a handful of Telegram channels trafficking in numerology, when people ascribe different kinds of significance to dates and numbers.

Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, November 3, 2021

Worse than Lee Harvey Oswald?

In fact, these people may be more dangerous than the original assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald,

Yet the devotion of the QAnon followers, some showing up the night prior at the AT&T Discovery Plaza, has dangerous implications, Holt said. QAnon followers, along with extremist group members and white supremacists, participated in the failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, coordinating the deadly event via the movement’s online message boards.

“For people to be in the state of mind where they are utterly and hopelessly detached from reality opens up very dangerous possibilities for what that individual may do going forward,” Holt said.

“Even though this event is ripe for mockery, and I think people should allow themselves to laugh, I think we need to reconcile with the fact that hundreds of people turn out for a celebrity who has been dead for two decades,” he said.

“What drove them out to the streets is a kind of a representation of a broader sickness,” he added.

Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, November 3, 2021

Sickness: That is a simple way of saying that the U.S. has a much more serious problem than just Covid. Part of it could be simply lack of education. However, a larger part is that the country has a systemic sick from which we cannot recover.

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