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To the editor:
As a former history teacher, I would like to fact check the approximately 300 QAnon crazies who went to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, November 2 to await the appearance of John Kennedy, Jr. and his 104-year-old father.
One QAnon follower explained that she was in Dallas because, “she believes that JFK wasn’t assassinated, and the 104-year-old former president is going to help usher in a Trump/JFK, Jr. Administration.”
Those who attended the gathering of crazies labored under the notion that other deceased celebrities like Robin Williams and Michael Jackson would join the Kennedys in revealing themselves as luminaries in the QAnon world.
An hour after JFK, Jr. failed to materialize at 12:29, many decided to go to the Rolling Stone concert in Dallas. One of the “crazies” explained JFK, Jr.’s absence at the rally by stating that JFK, Jr. was really Rolling Stones band member Keith Richards.
Now that I have repeated the bizarre theories of this truly wackadoodle group, let’s have the facts.
FACT ONE: President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas but the date was November 22, 1963, not November 2. It was 58 years ago today. For those of us who were alive at that time, it was a day like December 7, 1941 or September 11, that we will never forget.
FACT TWO: John Kennedy Jr died tragically in the crash of his airplane off Martha’s Vineyard in 1999, along with his wife Carolyn and her sister.
Facts however fail to deter the “crazies” like follower Michael Brian Protzman who has a large following on Telegram thanks to his QAnon babblings like the dead would rise and begin the first zombie presidency.
Hey, you can’t make this stuff up. Social media which should be a force for bringing people together has become a venue for conspiracy theorists. Smart phones are not making people any smarter.