Case Study 36

Bart de Ligt

This is the birth chart of Bartholomew de Ligt (17 July 1883 – 3 September 1938). De Ligt was a Dutch anti-militarist supporter of conscientious objectors during World War I. He was a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church who admonished established churches for their support of and what he believed was their complicity in the events that started the Great War. He was a member of the League of Christian Socialists. He was banned from speaking as were his writings in the Netherlands. He was arrested several times. In 1919 he resigned as a pastor and renounced Christianity. In 1921 he became critical of Marxism and fascism. He became an anarcho-pacifist. He was a contributor to several pacifist periodicals and authored “The Conquest of Violence : an Essay on War and Revolution.” This book was highly influential and encouraged many pacifists to adopt anarchist principles.

Lee Harvey Oswald

This is the birth chart of Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963), the man who maybe assassinated President John F Kennedy. Oswald came from a troubled background. He was first placed in juvenile detention at the age of 7. He attended 22 different schools. At 17 he joined the US Marine Corps and was, after two court martials, was released on a hardship discharge. By the time he was 20 he had “defected” to the Soviet Union. He had considered himself a Communist throughout his time in the Marines and had been teaching himself Russian. Oswald renounced Marxism and returned to the United States in 1962 with his wife Marina and their daughter. He attempted to assassinate former general Edin Walker in 1963 whom he believed was a fascist. Later that year he was arrested in connection with the death of JFK and was killed before reaching trial by Jack Ruby.