I live in the D/FW area, and have been to Dealey Plaza several times in the past few years. You can watch countless shows, and look at numerous photographs of the JFK assassination but it takes on a whole other meaning when you can visit the actual site itself. There is a reason why ‘being there’, even in this age of video and the internet, makes a difference. To be able to stand where witnesses stood, or stand on the spot where President Kennedy was shot. It brings the event that took place in November of 1963 to a very personal level. A stark, and sober level.
It’s much easier to consider a theory of where the shooter(s) were, when you can actually stand at the location and look at the angles yourself. It’s much easier to understand a witnesses testimony when you can literally place yourself in their shoes; on top the pedestal from which Zapruder filmed, behind the picket fence, standing on top the underpass where the motorcade passed underneath, at the curb on Main Street where James Tague was hit, or along Elm Street where Jean Hill and Mary Ann Moorman stood.
I decided the other day whilst driving by downtown Dallas to stop at Dealey plaza for a brief visit. It is November, and visiting Dealey plaza for me now is a way to publicly show my support that the official story is false, and that JFK’s assassination was but another, though a momentous one, false flag event. While there I decided to pay more attention to the physical architecture that defines Dealey Plaza. In part because I’ve heard someone refer to its architecture as a ‘ritual site’. While reading plaques scattered around the site, found one that referred to Dealey Plaza as ‘Dallas’s Front Door’. Never heard it referred to as such, and agree it is an accurate description.
Dealey plaza was completed in 1940 by the WPA (Works Project Administration). The WPA was created as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative to kick-start America out of the Great Depression. It is named after George Dealey (1859-1946). Dealey was a manager, president and eventual owner of The Dallas Morning News. He was an early father and philanthropist of Dallas. He helped establish Southern Methodist University, and was instrumental in bringing the 11th District HQ of the Federal Reserve to Dallas. Dealey was a Thirty-third-degree Scottish Rite Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner, and member of the Red Cross of Constantine.
There is a obelisk in Dealey Plaza. More stylized, with an ‘eternal flame’ at it’s top. The plaque on it reads;
Birthplace of Dallas
Within this small park was built the first home which also served as the first court house and post office. The first store and the first fraternal lodge.
Dedicated to the pioneers of civic progress by order of the Park Board.
JFK was murdered on Dallas’s front door… as he was leaving, and if the event had gone to plan, shot and killed from the back. This front door also happens to be a monument (temple?) dedicated to a father of Dallas who was a 33rd degree Mason, and also once controlled one of the most important news outlets in Texas. The entire event was filmed by Abraham Zapruder, a 32nd degree Freemason at the time, who was later promoted to the 33rd degree. Texas is a Masonic state.
Dealey plaza is fundamentally the same as it was in 1963. The plaza itself is unchanged, as are all the major buildings that front it, as well as the underpass. Other than minor changes, renovation, restoration; the overall site is as it was on November 22, 1963. Probably the only factor that clouds understanding what happened on that day is the shape and size of the trees and shrubbery. In 1993 Dealey Plaza was designated a National Historic Landmark District and therefor it will remain as it is. So unlike 9/11 or Sandy Hook, the critical evidence of the buildings and terrain involved has and will remain.
I wanted to mention the atmosphere that exists at Dealey Plaza. It has become a tourist destination point in Dallas, it is part of what is called the ‘West End Historic District’. There is The Sixth Floor Museum and a Holocaust Museum, plus numerous restaurants and retail shops.
There is no reverence at Dealey Plaza, there is a distinct lack of respect. I’m not sure what the atmosphere is like in the Sixth Floor Museum, but I’m sure the atmosphere at the Holocaust Museum is different. There is almost a carnival atmosphere in Dealey Plaza. People are constantly having their picture taken on the spot where JFK was shot and killed. Smiling, posing, group shots. I saw a guy lay down and strike a distinctly feminine pose on the spot the other day. You have to do it quickly, because there is only short moments without traffic. Do people post these on Facebook..? “Here is my friends and I having a great time on the spot where JFK was killed.. cool!”
You can even get a live shot from the 6th floor ‘sniper’s perch’ window of the Texas School Book Depository @ EarthCam – Dealey Plaza. I’m undecided if this is appropriate or not. But it certainly helps promote the Lee Harvey Oswald lone nut assassin narrative, which ultimately is the purpose of The Sixth Floor Museum.
Dealey Plaza is an outdoor public place. So there is no official organization or ability to ‘create’ a mood. I’ve been to the Gettysburg battlefield, and it has a very distinct reverential ‘atmosphere’ about it. It might not be fair to compare the two. Tens of thousands died at Gettysburg, and it is a large battlefield, several square miles. It also remains a small, quiet, rural area overall. But both are Historic Districts. Holocaust… reportedly millions died, Gettysburg… 40 thousand died, JFK… one died. But the assassination of a President is a historic and traumatic event. And regardless of who or how you believe JFK was killed, the site of his death should be treated with respect.