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Do you think the country would be better or worse had this not occured?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not better or worse, just different.

    Votes: 4 100.0%

  • Total voters
    4
Sep 14, 2018
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#1
Ok so the message here may not just be SK's stance on the shooter's ID. The whole point here may be that if this assassination did not take place, history could have taken a completely different turn, perhaps for the worst.
Is it wrong to assume that his position seems to be one of the acceptance of history, no matter what the facts may have been. The president was assassinated and it should just be accepted, as Jake did in the end after realizing what he had done by stopping the assassin, in this simple theory it happened to be a lone Wolf Lee Harvey Oswald. But his message is clear, history brought us to where we are, Harry and Sadie's lives needed to remain undisturbed for them to carry out fulfilling lives, and JFK had to be assassinated for this to be the country we are today. We may be in an entirely different position today had that not happened, hence the butterfly effect rabbithole. The JFK assassination is unquestionably in the top 5 most tragic events this country has experienced and an attack on our democracy, but it brought the country together, and paved the path for the present day. Great mini series! Kudos to JJ Abrams and Stephen King another great story. Wish I had read the book but the miniseries definitely did not disappoint.
 
Jul 10, 2006
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#2
Ok so the message here may not just be SK's stance on the shooter's ID. The whole point here may be that if this assassination did not take place, history could have taken a completely different turn, perhaps for the worst.
Is it wrong to assume that his position seems to be one of the acceptance of history, no matter what the facts may have been. The president was assassinated and it should just be accepted, as Jake did in the end after realizing what he had done by stopping the assassin, in this simple theory it happened to be a lone Wolf Lee Harvey Oswald. But his message is clear, history brought us to where we are, Harry and Sadie's lives needed to remain undisturbed for them to carry out fulfilling lives, and JFK had to be assassinated for this to be the country we are today. We may be in an entirely different position today had that not happened, hence the butterfly effect rabbithole. The JFK assassination is unquestionably in the top 5 most tragic events this country has experienced and an attack on our democracy, but it brought the country together, and paved the path for the present day. Great mini series! Kudos to JJ Abrams and Stephen King another great story. Wish I had read the book but the miniseries definitely did not disappoint.
Hi and welcome. Take some time and read the book.
 
Aug 7, 2009
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#6
Welcome. 11/22/63 is my second favorite SK. I read it three times before the mini series turned up. I don't know how the world would have changed or if I really believe in the lone wolf theory. I do believe that destiny struggles to put things the way it was meant to be. Jake and Sadie were never meant to be together. Much as it broke my heart. We recently re watched the mini series and I still think it was very well done and true in tone to the mood of the book. For crying out loud do yourself a huge favour and read the book.
 
Sep 17, 2018
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#7
If nobody has read this book yet do yourselves a huge favour and READ IT. It's an awesome read and the tv mini series did not do this book the justice it deserved.

My opinion on the JFK assassination, though I wasn't born then, I've seen lots of films & reports of the tragedy and firmly believe that Oswald was a patsy and the true perpetrators will never be bought to justice.
 
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