And thus an entire conspiracy-theory industry died before it was born.
Herberts had also alerted Oswald’s wife, who went to check for him in a different building at the same time, accidentally interrupting the CIA, the US shadow government, the joint chiefs, the Secret Service, the Mafia, some Cuban exiles, LBJ, Cuban operatives, Soviet operatives, Israeli operatives, and an agent of the Federal Reserve. Oswald’s wife read X-Men instead of Spider-man, though, and so her part in the story was not relevant.
Oswald was able to fire TWO shots? From THAT rifle? While fighting off someone trying to disarm and subdue him?
Spider-man as the divergent point in an alt-history? YES
So… We save a philandering womanizer who was good at talking, bad at delivering, and cheated to get into office?
HOW, exactly, is this different from our world again?
And then a man calling himself George Amberson runs in, sees the assassination foiled and exclaims “Good heavens! I must be in the wrong alternate past!”
… thus dooming the world through the law of unintended consequences, forcing Dave Lister, Arnold Rimmer, the Cat and Kryten to take the living JFK back in time to assassinate himself and fix the timeline.
without the assasination of kennedy, there will be war with russia
Two known policy consequences with JFK still in power: the Federal Reserve is dissolved and the CIA is broken into a set of smaller agencies, their power distributed through the rest of the Executive Branch. It makes it an unknown if the Civil Rights Act gets signed or if Medicare happens, since those were LBJ and the two men didn’t always agree.
The Vietnam War still happens, since it was JFK who assassinated the south Vietnam leader to set that up.
Well, I’m hooked. To the forum!
Christopher: …you forgot one of the Dilllinger quintuplets.
Sounds like Greg Benford’s TIMESCAPE to me. Nice touch.
Nice to see that Alt-Universe Will got to do something heroic.
… What? I can’t be the only one seeing the resemblance. And Oswald is TOTALLY Jesse.
And Oswald is TOTALLY Jesse.
So it wasn’t just me who thought that.
Come to think of it, Jesse/Jayespin would be ideal for the role of a confused, disturbed assassin.
And Rikk could be JFK! I mean, unlike those past two, he doesn’t look like him, but still.
um… I really can’t say that I think either of those two look all that similar.
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