5 – Oswald was a Communist & Anti-American
Is it naïve to suggest that Oswald was some unfortunate patsy who was framed and then disposed of? As well as details of his violent behavior, Oswald had some very interesting adventures, to say the least. At first glance, he looked like a failed Marine who filled orders in a bookstore, but in reality, he had a serious interest in politics and could be perceived as anti-American.
Oswald became interested in Communism when he was in the Ninth Grade and wasn’t shy about expressing positive feelings about it when in the military. He reportedly told his brother that “Communism was the wave of the future.” After completing his three-year tour of duty, Oswald lied on an application form to get into a liberal arts college in Switzerland. He traveled across Europe and ended up in Moscow. Once there, he contacted the U.S. consul to renounce his American citizenship. He regularly made anti-American statements and applied for Russian citizenship.
After living in the Soviet Union for a little over a year, he found that life in the Communist state was not living up to his ideal. He contacted the consul again in February 1961, this time to express his desire to return home. Oswald met Marina, his future wife, in Minsk in March 1961 and they were married on April 30, 1961. Their daughter, June Lee, was born in February 1962 and a few months later, he returned to the United States.
After settling in Fort Worth, Texas, Oswald and his wife began having marital problems, and he was becoming noticeably more secretive. After allegedly trying to shoot Walker on April 10, 1963, he fled to New Orleans with his family to avoid the attentions of the police. He became politically active once again and opened the New Orleans branch of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC). It was an organization that supported Castro and wanted free trade and better relations between Cuba and the U.S.
By now, Oswald identified as pro-Cuban and applied for Cuban and Soviet citizenship. Both governments rejected him, so he returned to Texas and found work under the assumed name O.H. Lee. It was there that he got a job at the Texas School Book Depository; the apparent scene of the most notorious political assassination of the 20th century. In summation, Oswald had no love for the country of his birth; he applied to become a citizen of other countries and was pro-Communism. What better way to make a point than by killing American’s leader, a man who presumably stood in the way of improved Cuban/American relations?