July 24, 2009

JFK - - > 911

Oliver Stone: JFK and the Unspeakable
All of these steps caused him to be regarded as a virtual traitor by elements of the military-intelligence community. These were the forces that planned and carried out his assassination. Kennedy himself said, in 1962, after he read Seven Days in May, which is about a military coup in the United States, that if he had another Bay of Pigs, the same thing could happen to him. Well, he did have another "Bay of Pigs"; he had several. And I think Kennedy prophesied his own death with those words.

Why does it matter? The death of JFK remains a critical turning point in our history. Those who caused his death were targeting not just a man but a vision -- a vision of peace. There is no calculating the consequences of his death for this country and for the world. Those consequences endure. To a large extent, the fate of our country and the future of the planet continue to be controlled by the shadowy forces of what Douglass calls "the Unspeakable." Only by unmasking these forces and confronting the truth about our history can we restore the promise of democracy and lay claim to Kennedy's vision of peace.


3 comments:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

When I talk to patients and their families, I frequently get asked "What do you think of Australia?" (It's your national obsession: "Does the rest of the world think we measure up?") Of course, I'm always complimentary. The way I sum it up is by saying "Australia reminds me of what the United States used to be like, before the Kennedy assassination and the race riots made everything turn sour and angry there."

And it's true -- as corrupt and prejudiced as the U.S. was before Kennedy's death and the burning cities, the official ideology was a sense of optimism. But after Kennedy was shot (I say Nixon was behind it!) the chill of evil seeped into the national soul...

G. said...

Nixon behind it? More like the forces behind Nixon, no?

Wonder if I will live long enough to hear the truth come out. These power blocs don't last forever...

Bukko_in_Australia said...

We've probably heard the truth, in one of the many conspiracy theories out there. But it's gotten lost in the welter of lies that are deliberately put out to obscure the truth.

When you can't have a blackout, a cloud of dust does just as well...

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