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The Military-Industrial Complex Theory and the role it played in the Assassination of President Kennedys assassination proven by Oliver Stone in his movie JFK To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men -Ella Wheeler Wilcox This quote begins Oliver Stones 1991 epic JFK This is by no mistake Stone is setting the tone for the rest of his movie President Kennedys 1963 assassination still remains today as one of the worst atrocities modern America has witnessed Questions are raised today nearly forty years later was the President a victim of some well schemed plot a conspiracy or was he gunned down by a single lone gunman as the Warren Commission wants us to believe This is an extremely confusing issue with hundreds of different points of view with pros and cons of all Stone doesnt try and prove nor disapprove a single conspiracy theory he just tries to open the American publics mind to the possibility of a conspiracy or even further a coupe de ta He wants us to believe that maybe all were in on the killing together Not only is this a confusing theory to follow but with the continual flashbacks fabricated black and white newsreels and powerful quotes it only adds to our visual roller coaster Critics against the film claimed that Stone mixed fact and conjecture so seamlessly that it is difficult to find the difference This style could be seen as a knock on the film but in any propaganda film there must be falsehoods and exaggerations to get the point across It only adds to the films intensity and urgent feeling throughout Stone presents a theory that seems to sum up all of the conspiracies into one He calls it the Military Industrial complex theory The theme takes shape from the first visual image of the film We hear President Eisenhowers voice through the beginning credits then a flash to
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