Marilyn Monroe's death
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For many years people have debated about the mysterious death of the Hollywood Star, Marilyn Monroe. Many speculations have been made about the exact way she died. What is known by the world is that she had committed suicide by a drug overdose. But what really happened? Marilyn Monroe was murdered by President John F. Kennedy"s associates as ordered by JFK himself, a governmental conspiracy.
"There are a number of credible people who claim that Marilyn Monroe had affairs with one or both Kennedy brothers"(Bell). This would give Marilyn the power to bring down the Kennedy family and their political agenda. "Monroe is more than a glamorous sex symbol" (McCann). This statement could imply that Marilyn had the power to seduce and then use it to her advantage. One newspaper writes about the relations of JFK and Marilyn Monroe. It explained that the two were having an affair. Another woman explained how she had multiple readings of the affair. I believe it is safe to say that the relationship between the two was pretty publicly known. Also, the direct source, Marilyn Monroe, gave statements that imply a strong relationship between the two. For example, Marilyn Monroe publicly said that the president would divorce his wife and marry her. There are also phone records that show "Marilyn Monroe was a frequent caller to the White House." Of course, this cannot prove she was talking to JFK, but it definitely implies it. To further indicate that they were involved with each other, Marilyn sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy at his public celebration. She seems to be nervous as she sings to him in a very tight, arousing dress. Some say she "turns childish song into quiet seduction." She had no reason to be nervous unless she was singing in front of someone that she had a crush on ("Marilyn Monroe"). She sang almost as if she were a shy school girl. This all clearly confirms the relation she had with President Kennedy. This relationship places her in danger of the Kennedy family as they would all worry about the scandal if Marilyn told of the affair.
Another sign pointing in the way of murder is the fear the Kennedys had of Marilyn Monroe (Bell). Along with Marilyn speaking to the media of her and JFK"s relations, JFK sent her a letter of rejection that was meant to be private (Bell). Marilyn proposed rage towards JFK"s rejection: "He was afraid to see her again,"because "She was cognizant of Jack Kennedy"s marital infidelities and other private matters" ("Marilyn Monroe"; Bell). Because they were political leaders, the Kennedys were filled with fear of the possible public humiliation that Marilyn could place upon them if she decided to speak openly. Suddenly, the Kennedys were faced with something even worse. Bobby Kennedy slips under Marilyn"s spell and starts his own affair with her. Bobby knew he shouldn"t have been with her, but "when Bobby began to pull away, Marilyn threatened Bobby with a press conference where she would reveal her illicit affairs with JFK and Bobby Kennedy" (Howe). Soon after Marilyn"s threat, Bobby finds out that Marilyn had also had an affair with a man that went by Dr. Greenson. Bobby discovers a way to take advantage of this (Howe).
In an effort to conceal the affairs, the Kennedys soon found themselves destroying phone records, personal information, or any connection they had to Marilyn Monroe (Bell). They sent the FBI around to different political people to get and destroy any pictures they had of Marilyn with the Kennedys or of Marilyn at political parties or gatherings ("Marilyn Monroe"). "Bobby made his final visit to Monroe"s Brentwood house on the afternoon of August 4, 1962""(Howe). Not much later, on that same day, Bobby setup Dr. Greenson forcing him to remove Marilyn by giving her a fatal injection of pentobarbital (Howe).
"Bobby Kennedy was determined to shut her up, regardless the consequences""(Howe). This statement alone shows that the Kennedys would do ANYTHING to get Marilyn Monroe out of the situation. It shows no remorse. It shows no class of a governmental politician. And, it shows that the death of Marilyn Monroe was indeed murder.
Many argued that Marilyn took her own life by overdosing on drugs or just natural causes. "She had tried it (suicide) four times previously and she clearly had significant mood swings" (Bell). Marilyn needed drugs just in order to pursue daily activities because her body had grown such a need for them ("Marilyn Monroe"). Her intense need for drugs and previous suicidal thoughts are true, but they are not the reasons that pertain to Marilyn Monroe"s death.
It is illogical to automatically rule out murder. This is clearly a false dichotomy. Just because there were drugs in her body at the time of her death, it most certainly does not mean she was the one who administered them. Not to mention, "quite a number of forensic experts have discarded the suicide theory" (Bell). Marilyn had many secrets she kept in a little red diary. The diary told of her relations with the Kennedys and their secrets (Howe). On top of this, Marilyn was in great spirits before she died. She was even making future movie plans (Bell). There is far more evidence that shows that the life of Marilyn Monroe came to an end by way of a murder conspiracy.
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