News and Commentary

25 Facts About Lee Harvey Oswald You Were Never Told About.

October 18, 2018, would have been Lee Harvey Oswald’s 79th birthday. To mark the occasion, here are 25 facts you were never told about this mysterious man.

FAMILY TIES

1). Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lee Harvey Oswald was the fifth cousin (five times removed) of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee. In Fact, Lee Harvey Oswald’s father’s name was Robert E. Lee Oswald Senior.

THE EARLY YEARS

2). As a teenager, Lee Harvey Oswald was a fan of the TV show, I Led Three Lives. The show ran from 1953 to 1956 and is described as, “An advertising executive poses as a Communist agent but secretly reports to the FBI.”

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Lee Oswald

3). Enlisting with the Marines in 1956, Oswald eventually obtained top secret security clearance and was stationed at the American U2 radar base in Atsugi, Japan where he monitored radar for American spy planes.

TO RUSSIA AND BACK

4). Oswald defected to Russia — America’s Cold War enemy at the time — in October of 1959 where he renounced his American citizenship.

(Those who believe Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy point to this defection as proof that Oswald was a communist, whereas those critical of the official story about Oswald’s involvement in the assassination point to this as one of Oswald’s covers as a U.S. intelligence agent in order to appear as a communist sympathizer. In the intelligence community this is commonly referred to as “sheep dipping.”)

5). Almost two years after defecting, Oswald typed a letter to the American Embassy on August 08, 1961, about returning to America. Strangely, he wrote in that letter, “I believe I could catch a military hop back to the States, from Berlin.”

Catching a ride on an American military plane would be an outlandish suggestion from someone that defected to America’s Cold War enemy and renounced his American citizenship, but not as outlandish as America’s response: the U.S. State Department actually loaned Oswald (a supposed enemy defector) $435.71 so he could fly back to America.

6). Oswald was (miraculously) not arrested upon his return and his new Russian wife, Marina, was also allowed into the country without reservation.

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

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George de Mohrenschildt

7). Oswald continued to present himself as a Marxist, while simultaneously becoming friends with avowed anti-communists such as Guy Banister (former FBI), David Ferrie (Civil Air Patrol and involved in CIA military training for anti-Castro exiles), and Clay Shaw (businessman and CIA informant).

8). Another one of Oswald’s anti-communist friends was European émigré, George de Mohrenschildt, a petroleum geologist who just happened to also be friends with CIA employee, George H.W. Bush. Yes, the same George H.W. Bush who would later become CIA director and the 41st president of the United States (and who claimed he couldn’t remember where he was the day JFK was assassinated).

Continue reading here.

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Waking the Proles

Las Vegas: One Year Later.

Today marks the first anniversary since the Las Vegas tragedy that resulted in the death of 59 concert goers and injuries to over 500 others.

It was a grand-scale mass shooting that was quickly pulled from the news cycle and dropped down the memory hole before being replaced with much greater pressing news such as football players kneeling during the National Anthem.

But for those who aren’t as easily lulled to sleep or given over to distraction, many unanswered questions about this mass causality event remain a year later, including the nagging inconsistencies and contradictions in the official narrative, the changing timelines, the witnesses describing multiple shooters at the concert (see here), and the witnesses describing shooters in other casinos like the Bellagio (see here and here), Planet Hollywood (see here and here), the Aria (see here), and Caesar’s Palace (see here).

Today, on the one-year anniversary, I want to salvage one of those news stories from the abyss of the memory hole and dust it off for your consideration. Continue reading here.

Story: Saving Kennedy

Get an autographed copy of Saving Kennedy. 

Time travel always has its consequences, but getting an autographed copy of my book isn’t one of them. 

When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop the killing of President Kennedy, he plans to accomplish this confronting Lee Harvey Oswald. But not only does Stewart discover Oswald is innocent of the crime, he also finds himself in the unique position of being Oswald’s only alibi.

When complications trap Stewart Hudson in 1963, the wife of his future grandson confronts his future self before he takes the fateful trip to 1963. Her intention is to ensure Stewart gets it right this time, but she quickly learns that meddling in the affairs of the past always has its consequences.

Order a copy of Saving Kennedy today for yourself or a friend and I’ll autograph it and include a personalized message of your choice for no extra charge.  


“Think Twilight Zone with a touch of early [M. Night] Shyamalan.” – Greg Elsasser (Author)


Waking the Proles

Guest Article: Conspiracies in Christian Fiction

I was recently asked to write a guest article for the The Crossover Alliance publishing company. I am pleased to announce the article, Conspiracies in Christian Fiction, is now available. 

Here are two excerpts from my article:

“Gone are the Christian thinkers who forged forward in the sciences, medicines, art, theology, and higher education. In their place the average Christian in America today is defined by nauseatingly repetitious pop music for their “worship,” self-help books of therapeutic deism for their spiritual nourishment, and talking vegetables for the catechization of their children. Much to our shame, Christianity in the 21st Century is a mile wide and an inch deep. . . . So it comes as no surprise that when critical thinking is required in regards to the machinations of our government, we mentally check out and reach for the television remote instead.”

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“Perhaps the greater application of condemnation from these Christian sentinels should be reserved for those who are pledging allegiance to a flag instead of pledging allegiance to the Lamb.

“The fact that many of you reading this are seething right now, proves that nationalism has become American Christianity’s golden calf. It’s an idol that is never allowed to be criticized even while it gets drunk on the blood of countless souls sacrificed to it in perpetual wars.

“And it’s the same idol that’s convinced you it’s perfectly compatible to say “God Bless America” while it slaughters over 3,000 children a day under the protection of its own laws. This is the epitome of cognitive dissonance, and Christians should be wiser than that.”

You can read the entire article here

Story: Alibi Interrupted

Free download today only: Alibi Interrupted by J.L. Pattison.

Download your free copy of my time travel tale, Alibi Interrupted, and see for yourself why it’s being favorably compared to The Twilight Zone.

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Time travel always has its consequences.

When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing President Kennedy, he not only becomes Oswald’s alibi, but he also finds himself stuck in 1963.

To ensure Stewart gets it right this time, the wife of his future grandson confronts the younger Stewart before he leaves for 1963, and she quickly learns that meddling in the affairs of the past always has its consequences.

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Story: Saving Kennedy

Here’s your chance to win the book Saving Kennedy.

Here’s your chance to receive both of my stories, The Visitor and Alibi Interrupted, in one paperback entitled Saving Kennedy.

Simply join my mailing list and you will automatically be entered into the book giveaway contest for a chance to win Saving Kennedy.

imageThis contest is open to all on my mailing list and concludes at midnight (U.S. EST) on Tuesday, August 30th.

The winner will be announced the following day in a new blog post as well as in the comments section of this blog post.

To join my mailing list and be automatically included in the drawing to win one free copy of Saving Kennedy, click here.

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Saving Kennedy is a two-story collection consisting of The Visitor and Alibi Interrupted (each previously released individually and only in ebook format). This paperback version, Saving Kennedy, is not yet available anywhere for purchase.

You can find out more about the two short stories in Saving Kennedy (and read their reviews) by going to their respective Amazon pages: The Visitor here, and Alibi Interrupted here.