People in the JFK research community may have seen a new group floating about. It purports to continue where COPA (the Coalition on Political Assassinations) left off. In its mission statement is a quote from me.
CAPA Mission Statement
“When powerful organized interests conspire to remove those leaders who threaten them then the very core of democracy is compromised.” - Philip H. Melanson, Ph.D.
Joe Green wrote for CTKA (Citizens for Truth in the Kennedy Assassination – Probe): “The downside to not coming up with some sort of organizational structure is that opposing forces are strengthened and even galvanized….The investigative process is a scientific one at its best, and that means weeding out the ideas that don't work as well as promoting the ones that do…. By promoting those where the evidence is irrefutable, we present a more unified front to the world and help to streamline and organize our public relations. It may not be to everyone's taste, but it has to be done, if we are to ultimately win over the generations to come...”
Just to be clear, I do not endorse CAPA. I was not notified the quote would be used and discovered it for myself after the fact. CAPA is neither a continuation of COPA nor a continuation of John Judge’s goals and aims. Those goals and aims are continued via The Museum of Hidden History.
There are numerous researchers involved in CAPA whom I do respect. However, there are also some I cannot support, particularly a few who have attacked John Judge in recent memory and for decades past.
While I do support researchers working together to fulfill collective aims, we must be sure that everyone involved in our struggle truly shares our aims. We must also be careful that all we invite to participate are not being paid for and supported by the very forces we oppose.
This is Joe Green's blog.