I’m getting this overpowering déjà vu ever since Epstein’s death was reported.
In 1963 I was a kid, still very much a totally self-centered innocent, barely aware of any events at all from the big grownup world—when it suddenly intruded on my consciousness with a BANG💥. Of gunfire. In fact, two such bursts in quick succession: JFK’s assassination, followed very shortly by Jack Ruby’s assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald : surely at that time “the most hated man in America.”
Did Oswald “act alone”? And how could the one man in America whom everybody wanted to shoot, actually have been shot while in custody!?! By that seemingly hapless chubby nondescript Jack Ruby!? Now we would never know!! But we would damn well bloviate about it endlessly, for decades.
If Oswald did have co-conspirators, or if he was the puppet of some international cabal, he and his masters had gone to great lengths to hide that. So either he was just an isolated nutcase, or, he wasn’t, but the entire operation was so sophisticated that the only possibility of finding The Truth woulda been to interrogate him. And Jack Ruby, conveniently or tragically, depending on your point of view (and everybody had one!) had now balked us of ever knowing.
Re: Epstein, I’m now reading everywhere that in killing himself ( and I’m probably alone in thinking that’s perfectly plausible, or if he didn’t, I’m sure he welcomed his executioner. I read that suicide is the most common cause of death in our prisons, except on Death Row, where it’s “natural causes”…) he selfishly(!) and craftily put an end to the criminal case! The incriminating info he knew died with him!
Yuh, cep’n….he himself wouldnta had to talk anyway, remember? Right Of the accused to remain silent, and all? Plus, the guy had his own island, with many luxurious buildings, and I assume he employed plenty of people to see to it that his illustrious guests were fed, served, had their linens changed ( oh god, especially that…) ..plus, you hadda fly there, right? And planes keep logs. My point is, there must be a veritable host, so great a cloud of witnesses, who,participated in, and/or knew all about, his alleged crimes. Not to mention his “victims”, from whom I’m afraid we now have to anticipate a slew of tell-all books (conveniently glossing over how they happened to find themselves in a position to be solicited in the first place).
No, Epstein isn’t really Oswald and Ruby rolled into one.
But waking up this Sunday morning, it sure feels like America is buying into that. Déja vu: it’s 1963 all over again.