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My 7 year old asked me who shot JFK!

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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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I picked up my seven year old from school today. As we were walking to the car he stopped walking, I stopped also. I asked him are you ok? He looked at me with his big green eyes and said daddy who shot Kennedy! I thought to myself hmm how do I answer his question. Do I tell him the Federal Reserve had him killed off. Do I tell him ol Lee Harvey shot him?

I explained to him it is a complicated issue. I told him there are too many theories how and who shot JFK.

Does anybody have some advice as to how I can answer his question?
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Toss in the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy For The Devil".

I shouted out,
Who killed the Kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me


Best answer ever to the question IMO.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

I love that song! A great idea! Thank you.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Playing it for him now!



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

I say be honest with your child allow then to gather the information from books and scholarly journals. He might make a million on it one day and even crack the case. I personally feel it was a MOB hit because of an arrest that happened in Pueblo, Colorado weeks before the tragedy.

What ever you do teach your kid patriotism. God bless.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: BoulderL1

Thank you, I agree honesty is best!



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Give him the Official Story then explain to him that many Americans question it.

Majority in U.S. Still Believe JFK Killed in a Conspiracy.

When he's old enough, start to free his mind.

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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

I was caught off guard when he asked me who killed Kennedy. Your advice is excellent. I kindly thank you! Oh I will play him your video. He is super smart and gets things.

I have never see that narration before. A much watch for sure!

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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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I once read about answering the more "grown up" questions kids have. The idea is that sometimes adults think about it way more than they will. So you get one of these questions, and you prepare the perfect response...and it is too much information.

The key is answering enough to satisfy the curiosity and leave it open for later if they ask more.

Just tell him simply that there are lots of theories, like you said. That might be enough for now. Tell him it is a great question because there are no answers people agree on. That's really the truth too.

I would ask him what he knows too, and why he is asking. Interested in knowing what the has been taught or has heard. If it was from school, you'd think it wouldn't be a question...



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

Thank you BarefootInWinter! As of now I have only answered him that there are a lot of theories. I have played him a rolling stone song LOL he told me he did not like the song.

I asked him how he knew JFK was shot. He said from kids in school. Then he told me he saw a book at home that says John F Kennedy. I do have the book An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek. I asked him if he wants to read it. He said it's too thick! LOL
I thank you for your advice.

*i am awaiting for the other question, you know the birds and bees. Yikes

My feet got cold typing your screen name!


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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Ask Elaine's uncle.

Only the most die hard Seinfeld fan will get that one.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Though, kids can surprise you. Recently, that whole thing came up with a kid in the family, and after agonizing over what to say...they finally answered her, all nervous and stressed...all she did was stop for about 2 seconds and declare "That makes sense." and was over it. Cracked me up.

Sad really that kids don't think anything is embarrassing or awkward until we teach them it is!



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

Did you forget about me Willis? I am uncle Leo.


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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

I love your point. Nothing is embarrassing to my son either, unless I explain why it is.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: 3danimator2014

Did you forget about me Willis? I am uncle Leo.



Elaine's uncle. Not Jerrys.

Great pic though



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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I can't find a photo of her uncle, but Leo felt left out so I had to put him in.

Oh my Cast of Seinfeld actors who have passed away.
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: 3danimator2014

I can't find a photo of her uncle, but Leo felt left out so I had to put him in.

Oh my Cast of Seinfeld actors who have passed away.


Hes never shown. But i didnt know Leo passed away. Too bad.

Its from the episode The Secret Code when she meets a guy at Jerry's who doesn't remember having met her before at another party and she says "..don't you remember, we spoke for an hour, i told you how my uncle worked with Lee Harvey Oswald at the book depository and when he told Oswald that the presidents been shot, Oswald just smiled and winked at him and said he's going for a beer?"

The joke being that Elaine told him such an incredible story an he still didn't remember meeting her (which her ego cant fathom...)



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

That is so funny. Thank you, I have to watch that episode. Now I remember it.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: 3danimator2014

That is so funny. Thank you, I have to watch that episode. Now I remember it.



i sent just you a private message



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:39 PM
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The most powerful man at the time was Hoover. If he didn't do it, he knew it was going down.



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