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On the 48th anniversary of the JFK assassination: A lesson from the Umbrella Man


So often we jump to the worst possible conclusion about meanings and motivations, especially in the era of the twenty-four hour news cycle, yet the conspiracy theories surrounding JFK’s assassination gave us a glimpse of the chaos yet to come.

Tink Thompson left the professorial life for a career in private investigative work, but never left behind his ability to find deeper meaning. In this short clip of an interview conducted by Errol Morris, he looks at all the sinister theories that surrounded the Umbrella Man standing at the side of the road just as the bullets started to fly and finds a very valuable lesson indeed.

Full story at NY Times.

Conspiracy philosophy.

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