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message 1: by James, Group Founder (last edited Jul 03, 2015 02:58AM) (new)

James Morcan | 10933 comments Another excerpt from The Catcher in the Rye Enigma: J.D. Salinger's Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals?

The Catcher in the Rye Enigma J.D. Salinger's Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals? (The Underground Knowledge Series, #4) by James Morcan


Surprisingly, World Vision crops up again with Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., whose father, John Warnock Hinckley, Sr., was president of World Vision United States.

The gunman’s father was also a multi-millionaire Texas oilman and President and Chairman of the independent oil and gas exploration firm Vanderbilt Energy Corporation. Considering he belonged to such a wealthy and prominent family, it seems rather odd that John Hinckley, Jr. was always portrayed by the media as some kind of vagabond who did nothing but stalk Jodie Foster and read Catcher all day.

What was also rarely if ever reported was that Hinckley Sr. was a major financial contributor to the failed 1980 Presidential campaign of the Vice President, George H. W. Bush, the man who would have become President sooner had Reagan been killed in the assassination attempt.

But the Bush-Hinckley family ties don’t end there. Oh no, not by a long shot...

Hinckley’s older brother, Scott, had a dinner date scheduled at the home of Neil Bush, the Vice President’s son, the day after the assassination attempt on Reagan. A March 31, 1981 news headline by Associated Press confirmed this: Bush Son Had Dinner Plans With Hinckley Brother Before Shooting.

George H.W. Bush’s other son, George W. Bush, also admitted to journalists that he may have had dealings with Scott Hinckley who was Vice-President of Vanderbilt Energy, but could not remember either way.

Obviously this is all very circumstantial, but then again...What are the odds that the family of the convicted shooter of the President were intimately tied to the Vice President’s family and were also Texas oil tycoons who part-financed the Vice President’s unsuccessful presidential campaign against the President?

And why were so few of these facts ever reported by the mainstream media?

The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

Some conspiracy theorists have asked if John Warnock Hinckley Jr.’s actions mirror the plot of Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate? And if so, was The Catcher in the Rye used to transmit the appropriate assassination triggers?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

In the book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, published in 2004 by Progressive Press, Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin imply that at least the former may have been the case.

Tarpley and Chaitkin state, “For Bush, the vice presidency was not an end in itself, but merely another stage in the ascent towards the pinnacle of the federal bureaucracy, the White House. With the help of his Brown Brothers, Harriman/Skull and Bones network, Bush had now reached the point where but a single human life stood between him and the presidency … In the midst of the Bush-Baker cabal’s relentless drive to seize control over the Reagan administration, John Warnock Hinckley Jr. carried out his attempt to assassinate President Reagan”.

The writers continue by asking whether Hinckley was “part of a conspiracy, domestic or international? Not more than five hours after the attempt to kill Reagan, on the basis of the most fragmentary early reports, before Hinckley had been properly questioned, and before a full investigation had been carried out, a group of cabinet officers chaired by George Bush had ruled out a priori any conspiracy”.

And ever since, all levels of the US Government, from the White House and FBI down, have maintained that there was no conspiracy involved in the assassination attempt on President Reagan.

When one journalist put all these seemingly connected events to the White House, Bush spokeswoman Shirley M. Green replied on March 31, 1981 that it was all just “Bizarre happenstance, a weird coincidence.”

It’s also worth noting that none of the Bush family, not the Vice President or Neil Bush or George W. Bush, was ever questioned by the FBI regarding their string of connections with the Hinckley family. If a formal FBI investigation was conducted, you would assume interviewing Vice President Bush and his sons would have been a logical starting point.

Maybe the eighth grade pupil at Alice Deal Junior High School, in Washington D.C., accurately summarized the assassination attempt best when responding to a task set all the students the day after the assassination attempt. Asked to express their views on the incident, the pupil told teachers, “It is a plot by Vice President Bush to get into power. If Bush becomes President, the CIA would be in charge of the country.”

Perhaps the young Hinckley also accurately summarized the whole incident. Scribbled notes found in his cell during a random search described a political conspiracy involving either the Left or the Right and orchestrated to attempt to assassinate the President. Unfortunately, this potential evidence was never brought up in the court case.

Reporting on the trial, the media fixated on three points: Hinckley’s stalking of Jodie Foster, the defense team’s promotion of the insanity argument, and the fact that the first thing detectives saw when they busted in to Hinckley’s hotel room after the shooting was his copy of The Catcher in the Rye.


message 2: by James, Group Founder (new)

James Morcan | 10933 comments “I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.” –J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


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James Morcan | 10933 comments Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin to be freed after 35 years -- https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/321...

"The man who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan will be freed within a week from a psychiatric hospital. In 1982, John Hinckley Jr. was declared not guilty of the attempted assassination on grounds of insanity."


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Pete daPixie | 118 comments James Morcan wrote: /i> Brilliant thread here James! 'The Catcher in the Rye Enigma' is now on my Kindle. Thanks!


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Pete daPixie | 118 comments Jonathan wrote: "What would be the purpose in killing Reagan if there were other means to dispose of him to further the Bush agenda?"the pupil told teachers, “It is a plot by Vice President Bush to get into power. If Bush becomes President, the CIA would be in charge of the country.”
Maybe there were other means to dispose of JFK, MLK & RFK but patsies bullets were more effective.


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