Originally Posted by Legion
If JFK's assassination was the catalyst for the government sanctioned production and deployment of Sentinels against mutants it would probably be the slowest reaction to a perceived threat in history.
My thoughts exactly.
So there's an assassination attempt in the 60s which creates a public hysteria and a wave of anti-mutant feeling, and then... nothing happens for 30-40 years until there's suddenly a whole wave of anti-mutant actions one after another? And if the assassination is this powerful catalyst, why would absolutely no one mention it in the original trilogy? Wouldn't it be one of the very first things Kelly would bring up in his X1 speech as an argument for why mutants are dangerous? You people killed so-and-so!