PRESIDENT LINDBERGH GOES MISSING
To Orwell Today,
re: HUEY LONG & MCCARTHY HEROES
I really enjoyed your response to my email.
I also think McCarthy was killed by his enemies. Funny that he met his end in Bethesda Naval Hospital, the same place where an earlier anti-communist, James Forrestal, "committed suicide" by "jumping" from an upper floor window. Also, most notably, the absurd, totally incompetent autopsy on JFK was performed there.
Did you know that Huey Long actually made speeches on the floor of the U.S. Senate, claiming that the Roosevelt administration was going to assassinate him? Can you imagine bigger news than that? Yet, it really was never reported much beyond his words in the Congressional Record. And, of course, when his prediction came tragically true, where were the "journalists" of that day to investigate what must have surely been at the very least an incredibly odd coincidence?
We are really of a like mind- I also greatly admire Henry Ford. I used to admire Lindbergh, but my keen interest in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping has convinced me he was at least less than honest in his personal life, and at worst may have helped perpetrate an incredible hoax (as theorized in the intriguing book "Hoax Of The Century"). Imho, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was the Lee Harvey Oswald of his day- framed for a crime he couldn't have committed.
Anyhow, I look forward to reading more of your writings.
Yes, I was aware that Huey Long had actually made speeches on the floor of the U.S. Senate claiming Roosevelt was going to have him assassinated. I read that in the amazing article WHO KILLED THE KINGFISH?
I agree with what you say about Lindbergh and am not as admiring of him as I once was. Even in my very limited knowledge of the trial I never did fall for the story of that Bruno Hauptmann guy orchestrating the kidnapping or carrying out any murder. Lindbergh either didn't see through the framing of an innocent man or he chose to play along for some reason. I haven't read HOAX OF THE CENTURY but will no doubt do that someday.
Did you by chance read the 2004 bestseller THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA by Philip Roth which is a fictional novel about Charles Lindbergh defeating Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election and implementing his isolationist policy of not taking America into WWII? He becomes the most hated man in America, by the Jews, for his actual "America First" Des Moine's speech delivered on September 11, 1941 (exactly 60 years to the day of 2001's 9/11). Later President Lindbergh's plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, goes missing (with him piloting) and it turns out he's been kidnapped and his baby son wasn't really murdered but has been held captive in Germany all these years to be used as bait. Some of the stuff the book says about the Lindberghs is so hateful I'm surprised the author wasn't charged with hate-crime. But on the contrary, Pultzer Prize winning Roth, in 2005, became the third living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.
All the best,
PS - Coincidently, on TV this Sunday (April 2, 2006) will be the 1995 movie Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long starring John Goodman and Anne Heche. It's described in the TV guide: "The life, career and assassination of Huey P. Long is dramatized in this portrait of Louisiana's former governor." [At his death in 1935 he was Louisiana's federal SENATOR, which he had been for five years, after serving two years as governor from 1928-1930. It will be interesting to see how they portray his-story]
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