Dagobert's Revenge

Subliminal Images in Oliver Stone's Movie JFK

Reprinted from The Oregon Star, Fall 1994
Author Unknown

Much of what is presented by the world's motion picture industry contains allegorical and subliminal symbolism that is used to manipulate the minds of an unsuspecting public. The following is a list of subliminal messages in Oliver Stone's JFK, 1991, Warner Bros., using the slow motion and pause controls on a VCR.

The first subliminal image seen is a tight close-up of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, played by Freemason Kevin Costner. This subliminal image of Costner's face is seen 3 times in the film.

Black and white scene of Oswald being questioned by F.B.I. agent after Oswald is arrested for fighting with anti-Castro Cubans. One moment Oswald is sitting in a chair being questioned by F.B.I. agent sitting behind a desk. While advancing the scene frame by frame Oswald is seen sitting in a chair facing his questioner then instantly Oswald is standing against a wall facing the opposite direction. The chair is empty. The subliminal message is that Oswald can be two different places at the same time. This same scene reappears later in the film, thus reinforcing the subliminal message.

Garrison questions homosexual convict O'Keef. In the flashback homosexual party scene there appears a full screen subliminal skull, a rat in a cage, and an image of a skull in the background over Clay Shaw's raised left hand. All seen by advancing film frame by frame.

Man in dark suit passes three hoboes being taken into custody by police. There is a hint that the man gives the hoboes a secret hand sign. This happens again in the film in more detail. Later a white ghost-like figure in picture on wall watches Garrison and his staff meeting in Garrison's home. And still later during a carnival parade an American flag is lowered to expose a huge human skull.

Garrison questions Clay Shaw in Garrison's office. There are flashback homosexual situations and a very quick black and white scene where an old fashioned16mm projector projects a film of a dark-skinned man crawling between the legs of a line of playful white men in bathing suits.

After David Farrie's death the easily seen images in Farrie's apartment are a skull, rats, and religious figurines.

Garrison goes to Washington, D.C. to meet with a former intelligence agent named "X" who seems to know everything. Leaving the Lincoln Memorial Garrison opens an umbrella and raises it over his head. Garrison becomes an "Umbrella Man." Agent "X" instantly recognizes this esoteric symbolic JFK assassination signal and their talk begins. Passersby have raised umbrellas however it is not raining.

While "X" gives Garrison a short lesson in nuclear war the Washington monument in the background over their shoulders appears to become an ICBM about to lift off with exhaust plumes.

A dark-suited man passes three tramps and gives a clear hand signal. The secret hand signals, signs, and death symbolism in JFK suggest the involvement of the oldest, largest, and most prominent secret society in the world, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

Moments after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination is announced on television, Garrison's young daughter talks to a stranger on the telephone who tells her that she has just been entered into a beauty contest. Over her head on the wall behind is again the picture frame containing a curious white ghost-like figure. Advancing the scene frame by frame the figure appears to talk.

Moments before Garrison sees Robert Kennedy get shot on television, Garrison makes a sandwich using "Wonder Bread." Of course, viewers wonder who killed J.F.K. Seconds before he is killed, Robert Kennedy is heard to say, "We are a great country, and a selfish country." Moments after Robert Kennedy is assassinated, Garrison goes upstairs and makes love to his wife. Horrible televised violence gets Garrison in the mood.

During Willy O'Keef's testimony on witness stand scene flashes to a homosexual meeting of Shaw and O'Keef. Above Shaw's left hand in the upper right corner of the screen is the image of a human skull. Frame-by-frame analysis reveals the skull opens its mouth in horror and seems like it is about to explode.

Kennedy waves as his car passes through Dealy Plaza. Scene momentarily shifts to a close-up of a man's face wearing eye glasses similar to Garrison's. The image of a four-legged, deer-like animal moves as a reflection from right to left across a further close-up of the left lens of the glasses. A gun shot cracks out.

Doctor puts the remains of Kennedy's brain onto a supermarket style weighing scale basket.

In Garrison's final summation to the court, Garrison says, "So what really happened that day? Let's just for a moment speculate, shall we?" A man in a black suit and white shirt slowly raises an open umbrella in front of another man wearing a jacket with the word "RIPLEY" emblazoned on its back. Does this refer to Robert Ripley of "Ripley's Believe it or Not?" or the science fiction character "Ripley" of the movies Alien and Aliens?

Man aims rifle with telescopic sight at Kennedy. Camera zooms in for an extreme close-up. Scene shifts to the objective lens of the telescopic sight. A reflection of an emotionless face in freeze-frame can be seen in the lens of the sight. This face then metamorphosizes into another face with a wild-eyed, devilish grin. This face then disappears and then light begins to emanate from within the telescopic sight. The emanation gives the impression that the telescopic sight has now become the projection lens of a movie projector.

After James Tague is nicked by a stray bullet, scene changes to Clay Shaw holding an umbrella over his head. Several frames later a younger dark-haired man is holding an umbrella over his own head.

Immediately after the shooting in Dealy Plaza patrolman Joe Smith stops and questions a man. The man produces a Secret Service badge. The questioning stops and the man moves off. Scene shifts to the courtroom where patrolman Smithis testifying on the witness stand. He say, "Afterward, it didn't ring true but at the time we were so pressed for time." Immediately the scene shifts to a tall young man wearing a dark suit. He has his left hand up to his ear as if listening to an ear phone. This man turns towards the camera and clearly gives a Masonic sign of distress. He holds the palm of the left hand up and crosses it with the right hand palm down. This is done several times at waist level with the hands held at about 12 inches from the body. It is the sign of distress in the nearly 300 year old rite of the Entered-Apprentice, first degree of Freemasonry.

Was the movie JFK correct in that the Kennedy administration was overthrown by a coup d'etat in 1963? Was JFK a psychodrama manipulating America's massmind? Affirmatives.

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