By Lawrence Davidson
Published: December 27, 2010
Benjamin Disraeli once labeled Britain’s government "an organized hypocrisy." That was in circa 1845. Things have not changed much and by now hypocrisy might well be seen as a common sin of democratic government.
This is because in democracies straight-forward honesty about behavior that runs counter to the idealized national image is usually bad politics.
Among today’s democracies none proves this point more than the United States. The United States, like Great Britain in the 19th century, simultaneously acts like an imperial power and cultivates a national image as the world’s prime purveyor of good government, stability and progress.
However, history has taught us that a nation cannot be both of these things at once. So the folks in Washington have created for themselves an environment wherein principle and consistency are impossible. Take, for instance, the following:
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December 31, 2010
"Nothing appears more surprising to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular." - David HumeThe question of who is responsible for government atrocities is not an easy one to answer, but we have to face this urgent social and political question as it is now clear to anyone who is honest and open-minded that the war on terror is a gigantic crime against humanity based on a complete lie about the 9/11 attacks which was conceived and executed by the psychopathic rulers of the United States. Using deception, a grand historical myth, and the scientific techniques of mass propaganda the invisible masters behind the U.S. National Security State unleashed the forces of destruction and barbarism which are unlikely to be suppressed without a complete political, spiritual and cultural transformation, and a changing of the guard in Washington.
The people of Germany struggled with the blame question after they became fully aware of all the details of the Holocaust and the mass atrocities caused by the Nazis. The domestication and destruction of a large and innocent population was beyond anything previously attempted by a ruling clique, and showed the evil depths of the Nazi system. It also showed what a government is capable of doing if people avoid asking hard questions, and thoughtlessly support their leaders.
In his popular, thirteen-part BBC documentary series, "The Ascent of Man," a short clip of which can be seen here, the mathematician, biologist, and historian Jacob Bronowski said that the evil destruction at Auschwitz was done by arrogance, dogma, and ignorance. "When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods," said Bronowski.
Germany was a highly civilized society, and its people enjoyed a lively political debate in the 1920s and early 1930s. Its transition from a free society to a closed one didn't happen overnight. The German people experienced economic, cultural and social trauma beginning with the defeat in World War One, the inflation and economic instability in the tumultuous 1920s, followed by the Great Depression of 1929, and high unemployment which humiliated millions of men and dramatically altered the lives of the German people. All these events produced a fragile and shaken national psyche which the Nazis, armed with the modern methods of mass propaganda that were mastered in the United States, exploited for their own evil agenda.
The Nazi brainwashing machine was simple and effective. It was based on the use of scapegoats: communists, Jews, and foreigners. The people were trained to hate, fear, and ultimately, destroy these groups. The same instruments and methods of collective brainwashing have been used by America's psychopathic rulers who want total domination, and permanent mastery over the masses. Two main scapegoats can be identified so far. Radical Islam is the scapegoat for the 9/11 attacks, making possible the permanent war on terror, and the other is "domestic terrorists" and terrorism in general which allows public support for the police state infrastructure in America, and other Western countries.
Under the rule of sane and honorable rulers there would be no state terrorism, no war, and no police state. But the current rulers of America are psychopathic and barbaric and have an evil global agenda that is dictatorial and destructive. They are cruel monsters who hate humanity and freedom, and enjoy torture, deceit, and getting away with mass murder and mass theft. But these immoral rulers are not the only problem. People who deny obvious truths such as 9/11 was an inside job are not completely innocent. They deliberately avoid the harsh truths because they don't want to accept responsibility for the massive suffering caused by the war on terror. This attitude of evading the truth can't be defended, it is cowardly and ugly, and allows the psychopathic dictatorship to continue uncontested.
Bronowski warned us:
"There are two parts to the human dilemma. One is the belief that the end justifies the means. That push-button philosophy, that deliberate deafness to suffering, has become the monster in the war machine. The other is the betrayal of the human spirit: the assertion of dogma that closes the mind, and turns a nation, a civilization, into a regiment of ghosts--obedient ghosts or tortured ghosts."Bronowski's informative and timely documentary can aid us in our quest for a greater understanding of how America was turned upside down, and why millions of people resisted the truth about 9/11 for so long, and stubbornly repeated the dogma about that event to the detriment of their own well-being.
I remain hopeful that at some point in the time the facts of history will dawn on all of us, and people will accept, above all the American people, that the titanic bureaucracy which the U.S. National Security State has become over the years, especially since the September 11 attacks, is not only obsolete but it is wholly evil and poses the gravest threat to the freedoms of the American people, and global stability. Individuals and institutions who serve the U.S. National Security State, and those who work for other intelligence agencies around the world won't be able to defend their privileges, and positions once the truth about 9/11 is fully known by all of the people. There may even emerge a global consensus that every country's Security apparatus is unnecessary and fraudulent which wouldn't exist without national propaganda, and national self-deception.
The end of the Security State can only happen if people reject the fear-based arguments made by those who stand to gain from such a state. All states are based more or less on public opinion, so the power ultimately rests with the people. It is our individual responsibility to treat our opinion like it is our own, and safeguard it against government lies, and media propaganda. Many of us have already accepted this responsibility by doing hours of research about events like 9/11 and the murder of JFK, and using the internet as our main source of information and news. This trend will likely continue as people are turning away from the establishment media in record numbers.
The American media's responsibility for its government atrocities is beyond question. But aren't we all on some level responsible for not stopping an open-ended global war on terror that will consume us all? Where does the buck stop in a democracy, is it not the people?
Luckily, the question of guilt was probed not that long ago. We can learn from the case of Germany. The country's reconstruction and renewal after the war is instructive to our own time, especially to America. In particular, the great philosopher and psychiatrist Karl Jaspers, who was one of the leading public intellectuals in post-WWII Europe, helped opened a public dialogue about how to understand their country's collapse into corruption and barbarism, and sought to awaken his fellow countrymen to their responsibility to rebuild Germany on a renewed moral and spiritual foundation that was historically grounded.
Prior to the war, Jaspers lived a philosopher's life, staying above the fray, and rarely commenting on political affairs, but the total devastation wrought by the war made him rethink his previous views about the non-political role of the philosopher in society. He entered the public square with a task of heightening the public's understanding of the past, and critically challenged his intellectual peers and country to look within, and start fresh without suppressing the lessons that needed to be learned.
Mark W. Clark wrote a great book in 2006 called "Beyond Catastrophe" that focused on the efforts to rehabilitate Germany's politics and culture by four of Germany's top intellectuals: Friedrich Meinecke, Karl Jaspers, Thomas Mann, and Bertolt Brect. I hope this book gains a wider audience because the themes that it covers are as important today as they were then, and perhaps even more so because we face greater consequences if we do not wise up, face the difficult truths of our age, and uphold our responsibilities as citizens.
The excerpt below from Clark's book describes Karl Jaspers's ideas about who is guilty for government atrocities like the Holocaust, and to what degree. Mark W. Clark:
"Crucial to any proper understanding of the recent past was the question of guilt and responsibility for World War II and the destruction of European Jewry. Jaspers argued that pointing to general historical causes was not enough; Germans had to admit that the Nazis could not have accomplished what they did without a willingness in all circles of German society. Though he had spoken about guilt in his August speech in Heidelberg and in his introduction to Die Wandlung, he first joined the public debate in October 1945, with his published response to an article by the Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset. Undset had written an article for Neue Zeitung on 25 October 1945, in which he expressed pessimism about the reeducation of the German people. Even more provocative was the suggestion that Germans were collectively guilty for the atrocities committed by the Nazis.Jaspers's most critical point is that there can't be transformative change if the individual does not take responsibility for the society he lives in, and the government he lives under. "By his way of life," said Jaspers, "by his daily small deeds, by his great decisions, the individual testifies to himself as to what is possible." Ultimately, the buck stops with the man in the mirror. Society still requires political representatives and political leaders to act on behalf of the community but each individual must be critically engaged with social and political issues, otherwise you can't have a healthy and functional democracy.
In his reply, Jaspers admitted that Undset's reaction was understandable in light of all that had transpired over the previous twelve years. Yet to condemn all Germans collectively was to think like the Nazis. He pointed out, as well, that "whoever is hopelessly condemned will never be able to respond. Insofar as he still had the will to live, he would be powerless to do anything but obey and suffer. This is not our condition. . . . The victorious powers. . . have said to us: the German people shall not be destroyed. . . We may rebuild and further develop our own unique, good intellectual life." Granted this freedom, Jaspers continued, the Germans themselves had to undergo a fundamental change of consciousness.
Jaspers sought to promote this moral change in his lectures on the intellectual situation in Germany at Heidelberg University in the winter semester of 1946, parts of which would be published later that same year as The Question of German Guilt (Die Schuldfrage). He reasoned that only after Germans had been purified through "guilt consciousness" would Germany be put on a solid footing for future political and cultural development. Purification was the premise of German political liberty, "for only consciousness of guilt leads to the consciousness of solidarity and co-responsibility without which there can be no liberty." Individuals had to recognize that they were "jointly-liable for the politics of their community."
Jaspers encouraged Germans to admit their responsibility for the catastrophe, to discover the roots of that catastrophe, and thus to try to understand their current situation. Above all, he saw two necessities: first, Germans had to "learn to talk with each other"; second, they had to "understand and accept one another in [their] extraordinary differences." Communication and understanding required not just reiterating opinions. It also required more than pat acceptance of responsibility and ritualistic admissions of guilt. Individuals had to "weigh, visualize and examine. . . reflect connectedly, listen to reasons, remain prepared for new insight."
Jaspers argued that in order to guard against superficiality, Germans had to differentiate between the different levels of complicity. He delineated of four levels of guilt: criminal, political, moral and metaphysical. Criminal guilt was the result of "acts capable of objective proof and [violating] unequivocal laws." Jurisdiction for criminal guilt rested with the court, in particular the international tribunal of the victorious powers. Only relatively few Germans, Jaspers continued, were criminally guilty and faced legal punishment. Even fewer had to atone for "National-Socialist activities." Political guilt involved "the deeds of statesmen and the citizenry of a state" and resulted "in my having to bear the consequences of the deeds of the state whose power governs me and under whose order I live. Everybody is responsible for the way he is governed." Thus, as citizens of the German state, all Germans were politically guilty. Jurisdiction for political guilt rested with "the power and will of the victor." Metaphysical guilt, stated Jaspers, "was the lack of absolute solidarity with humanity as such." And this solidarity was violated by one's "presence at a wrong or a crime." On a metaphysical level, jurisdiction rested "with God alone."
Even more important than these other three categories was the category of moral guilt. Coming to terms with moral guilt entailed admitting that each individual was morally responsible for his or her actions, "including the execution of political and military orders." Because the jurisdiction for moral guilt rested with the individual conscience, "and in communication with my friends and intimates who are lovingly concerned about my soul," each German had to examine his or her own responsibility for the German catastrophe. Everyone shared a measure of moral guilt, except "Hitler and his accomplices, that small minority of tens of thousands," who were "beyond moral guilt" because they were "incapable of repentance and change."
The moral level of guilt was the one level that all Germans could work through themselves. It was on the individual moral level, moreover, that real change had to begin. Individuals had to recognize their guilt, come to terms with it and make radical moral change. Individual moral reversal was so crucial for Jaspers because he believed it would lead to collective transformation. As he wrote in his Philosophical Autobiography "the future depends upon the responsibility of the decisions and deeds of men and, in the last analysis, of each individual among the billions of men. It depends upon each individual. By his way of life, by his daily small deeds, by his great decisions, the individual testifies to himself as to what is possible. By this, his present actuality, he contributes toward the future." In order for individual change to lead to collective change, however, individuals needed to be accountable to each other and the world; thus he sought to promote public discussion about the Nazi past in the university, in journals and newspapers, in public speeches, and in his books." (1).
Public intellectuals in all areas also have a responsibility to contribute to the public discourse, and lead public discussion since they have a deeper grasp of certain issues and can help expand public understanding. If we want to maintain our freedoms, and truly live under accountable governments then politics, and the course of civilization, can't strictly remain the task of an elite, but of all the people. This means that we must inform ourselves about the issues and all the political personalities, and vote for the candidates who inspire us and who we believe will do the best job - not the guy who we think is going to win, or the guy who is better than the other guy, but the guy that we think has the best record and best policies.
But voting in the current political system is counter-productive since it will only give it legitimacy which it does not deserve. Before we can properly vote for statesmen to represent us in restored representative governments in our countries, we must first expose the global psychopathic masters who have given us 9/11, the war on terror, the Iraq war, and the transnational police state. And many of us are already beginning to do this, which is a good sign that we may defeat the global crime syndicate that is criminally responsible for 9/11, the Iraq war, and the war on terror.
The crisis of confidence in Washington, London, Ottawa, Melbourne, and other capitals will grow larger in the coming years. The psychopathic rulers can't lie about terrorist attacks to the public, and then hide forever behind a permanent state of secrecy in order to avoid accountability and punishment. Just because they're invisible doesn't make them invincible. The truth is catching up, and the political crisis that will ensue will shake up the current order in Washington, and the West, and give us the opportunity to walk a clear path to political, cultural, social, and economic renewal.
1. Clark, M. W. (2006). Beyond Catastrophe: German Intellectuals and Cultural Renewal after World War II, 1945-1955. Lexington Books: Oxford. Pg. 63-65.
December 31, 2010
The more one researches mind control, the more one will come to the conclusion that there is a coordinated script that has been in place for a very long time with the goal to turn the human race into non-thinking automatons. For as long as man has pursued power over the masses, mind control has been orchestrated by those who study human behavior in order to bend large populations to the will of a small "elite" group. Today, we have entered a perilous phase where mind control has taken on a physical, scientific dimension that threatens to become a permanent state if we do not become aware of the tools at the disposal of the technocratic dictatorship unfolding on a worldwide scale.
Modern mind control is both technological and psychological. Tests show that simply by exposing the methods of mind control, the effects can be reduced or eliminated, at least for mind control advertising and propaganda. More difficult to counter are the physical intrusions, which the military-industrial complex continues to develop and improve upon.
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December 30, 2010
"The most horrendous pun ever to pass human lips, perhaps since the world began, was made in the course of the recent war by a drummer; the drummer, I believe, of what was then the Puttkamer regiment; a man of whom, as we shall now hear, neither Greek nor Roman history can show the equal. This fellow, after the rout of the Prussians at Jena, managed somehow to scare up a musket, and with it carried on the war single-handed; with the result that, having struck down and fleeced everything French that let itself be seen within range on the road, he was searched out and captured by a troop of gendarmes, taken to the city, and, as his fate would have it, sentenced to be shot. Arriving at the square where the execution was to take place, and seeing that all efforts in his own defense had failed, he requested one last favor of the colonel in command of the detachment; and when the colonel, his officers collecting about him in suspense, asked the man his wish, he pulled down his trousers and asked, could they please shoot him in the ass, so as not to tear a hole in his skin. And one must note the Shakespearean propriety of the drummer, who in making his joke remained true to his calling as a beater on skins." - Heinrich von Kleist. "An Abyss Deep Enough: Letters of Heinrich von Kleist with a Selection of Essays and Anecdotes. Edited, Translated, and Introduced by Philip B. Miller." (1982). E. P. Dutton: New York. Pg. 268.
The video above of Alex Jones's speech at Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz, California on Sunday October 24, 2010 was posted on YouTube on December 18, 2010 by TheInfoWarrior. It is the highest quality and full-length version of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest speeches given in our time. I think it will go down in history as a very important speech because Alex tells the complete truths of our age, and expresses the deepest hopes for a free America, and a free world.
Alex speaks with a true voice. He doesn't need a teleprompter to communicate to an audience because real human beings speak from the heart. Alex speaks from his heart, memory, knowledge, and intuition. Professional politicians can't reach this type of emotion in a speech because they lack wisdom, depth, virtue, the love for freedom and humanity, and the full understanding of the monumental political crisis facing Washington, and the world.
The atrocious crimes against Iraq, Afghanistan, America, freedom, and humanity by America's top political leaders, and highest institutions must be met with harsh punishment. This age calls for righteous anger against the individuals who engineered the 9/11 attacks, the war on terror, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Alex Jones is venting that righteous anger, as we all should do.
Alex has a real gift of expression and communication, and he's using it to do good. It is a joy to listen to him because he says what many of us know to be true and correct in such a passionate and euphoric way. If you are politically and spiritually awake you are glad and excited that a dynamic and authentic human being like Alex is gaining in popularity and esteem.
I believe that each individual is a shepherd of his/her own soul, and should not worship any person as god-like, but it is important that we praise and raise true leaders who are walking the right and righteous path. True leaders voice the hopes and dreams of the age. Sometimes political and spiritual leaders step forth and carry the torch without being told, and sometimes they are instructed to lead by their peers because they are needed. It doesn't mean that they are perfect human beings who must be followed unquestioningly. All men are flawed. Leaders must be criticized when they do the wrong thing. We should never bow down to them unthinkingly and religiously, or believe that they are infinitely more important than individual human beings. But we must recognize that society needs visionary leaders from time to time, and we should give them the proper respect and admiration. True leaders deserve to be praised, and defended when they are attacked and disgraced.
Leaders like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington were great giants and they should be glorified for eternity. It is a failure on our part when we forget what they accomplished, and lose sight of their dreams and hopes for humanity.
Are there giants amongst us in our age? I hope so. But it remains to be seen who will join the company of Kennedy, King, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Washington, Lincoln, and other great leaders that appeared throughout history from all across the world.
December 29, 2010
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By Jane Hamsher
December 29, 2010
Late last night Wired editor Evan Hansen responded to Glenn Greenwald’s request for Wired to release the full Lamo-Manning chat logs with a pretty broad personal attack Glenn. It was heavy on melodrama, light on details. Not exactly an Edward R. Murrow moment.
In his post, Hansen says:
The bottom line is that Wired.com did not have anything to do with Manning’s arrest. We discovered it and reported it: faithfully, factually and with nuanced appreciation of the ethical issues involved.
Ironically, those ethics are now being pilloried, presumably because they have proven inconvenient for critics intent on discrediting Lamo.
Note the “discrediting Lamo” link: it goes to the FDL page that logs key articles and interviews regarding Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and Wikileaks. The articles are presented in a sortable table so that anyone can search them, or simply read through them, to see how Adrian Lamo contradicts himself over and over again regarding the contents of the chat logs.
In his own words.
Over the past few days, FDL readers have worked hard to transcribe every available recorded interview with Adrian Lamo, and their work has made manifestly clear that Lamo consistently makes contradictory claims for what appears in the chat logs. Further, Lamo has made statements that contradict Wired’s own reporting on the matter.Continued. . .
This is not an American government that the American people elected. It is not a government at all. It is a gang. And this gang which runs Washington is bipartisan, unethical, and treasonous. They are engaged in a grand conspiracy against freedom, peace, America, and the world. No doubt, if the true defenders of freedom and peace emerge victorious against this criminal gang, there will be public executions on Pennsylvania Avenue in the decade ahead.
All this is overwhelming, and scary. Nevertheless, it is true. The historical reality that the world must learn to accept, especially the American people, is that the American government was hijacked from the inside by right-wing fascists and oligarchs over the course of many decades, starting in 1913 with the creation of the private Federal Reserve Bank that has the monopoly of credit, followed by the establishment of the National Security State in 1947, the history-changing assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and finally, the government-engineered attacks on September 11, 2001. These four events stand out in my mind as the major turning points in the last hundred years of American history. What was once a great and mighty constitutional republic was transformed into a dictatorship, a global killing machine, the bully of the world, all the while posing as the white-hat defender of democracy and freedom.
This new history is not all that hard to come to terms with after we take some essential first steps into topics like the JFK assassination and the 9/11 truth movement. Learning about new spheres of knowledge, history, and reality is similar to discovering new lands. Both are journeys into the unknown. Pioneers of thought and discoverers of previously uninhabited places share a lot of qualities with each other. Both take a great risk with their whole being, not just their reputation, and once they're successful in their exploration of new ideas and new lands they give something new to humanity.
As a culture we have lost knowledge about the substance of history, who shapes history, who tells it, and why they tell it a certain way. Winston Churchill said “History is written by the victors.” Victors can be whole nations, or they can be certain factions within a particular nation like oligarchs, industrialists, and financiers, or the people at large. When America won WWII, American soldiers received new homes and new loans to go to school, but American oligarchs got an empire. Who was the true victor, then? Obviously, it was not the American people. They were lied to a generation later by their highest ranking leaders about a new war in Vietnam that didn't need to be fought. Such grand deceit and government lies about war has been part of American politics from World War II up to now.
If we want to recapture the history of the last century we must realize that history is not a sequence of events that proceed unrelated and unconnected. History is cause and effect. The murder of John F. Kennedy meant the war in Vietnam could be expanded, and the CIA would remain intact and powerful enough to influence world events. That is how history flows. What matters is not popular vote, but the perception of any given event, and the understanding of history.
History is full of visionaries like JFK, Martin Luther King Jr, and Robert F. Kennedy who are killed by the status quo of their era. Understanding why these three men were killed is not rocket science. They were the true voices of freedom and peace, and because of their influence in society and capability to sway public opinion they were assassinated. History is filled with the dreams of oligarchs, populists, radicals, psychopaths, revolutionaries, visionaries, and peacemakers. Sometimes men of good will triumph, and sometimes they don't. In one era people witness the birth of a new nation, and in another era people witness revolutions, coups, and other kinds of national transformations.
Once more in history the American people must throw off tyranny's chains. Unlike before, tyranny is coming in the form of a transnational police state, and its chains are spread out across the Atlantic, binding both Europe and North America in slavery. The main justification behind this police state is that all Western nations face the threat of terrorism. But this is a false justification. The War on Terror is in reality a War on Citizens. 9/11 was not done by Al-Qaeda, but by leaders in the United States government, and the Israeli government.
The Bush administration simplistically portrayed the new global fight against terrorism that was sparked by the government staged 9/11 attacks as "Us vs. Them" - us representing the forces of civilization, and them, identified as stateless terrorists and states that sponsor terrorism, representing the forces of barbarism and savagery. But people knew this picture of reality wasn't true even in the immediate moments after the attacks happened. Critics of the new War on Terror paradigm pointed to U.S. militarism abroad, and the CIA's legacy of overthrowing democratically elected leaders as evidence that the United States government is not innocent. But the truth abut the origins of the War on Terror, and the 9/11 attacks go much deeper.
The truth about 9/11 shows that the psychopathic individuals who control U.S. foreign policy, and their equally criminal partners in Israel and England, are the greatest source of terror and conflict in the world. The hardliners in Iran come after the Washington-Tel Aviv-London Axis on the list of the biggest existential threats to humanity and civilization, but there's a big gap in between them. The only hope for peace in the world is regime change in Washington, London, and Tel Aviv, not Tehran. Of course, regime change in all four countries would be the best outcome.
Make no mistake, we are all in the fight for human civilization and the destiny of humanity, but the biggest forces of barbarism that we must oppose are not in Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Iran, but in Washington, Tel Aviv, London, Ottawa, and Melbourne. The War on Terrorism that is being waged by Western governments is a criminal war and anybody who continues to defend it will become spiritually and morally bankrupt.
Waking up to this new history is paralyzing at first, but it is better to be awake then to continue to live in a vegetative state, believing a false reality. As a result of this new political awakening, we are all feeling individually and collectively what Franz Kafka felt in the beginning of the last century, the feeling of a "seasickness on dry land." I think it is a good feeling because it's good to be aware that something isn't right, that something must be addressed, and repaired. Better to feel this than to feel nothing, or to feel the wrong thing like when those crowds in Washington experienced jubilation after the crooked, self-serving Barack Obama was declared the new President.
Suppressing true emotion, and real knowledge is not good. Sometimes we need to go through a dark night of the soul, both individually and collectively. We will come out stronger. Our lives will be better. And we will pass on a brighter future to those who will come after us.
Refusing to face a crisis doesn't make the crisis go away. John F. Kennedy knew he had to face the Cuban Missile Crisis from a sober and independent standpoint and come to his own conclusions rather than trust the information given to him by his military and intelligence advisers who had another agenda than that of peace. President Kennedy was a true leader, in the tradition of Washington and Lincoln, and his death was a great loss, but the loss of history is even greater. We must remember what he did, and why he did it. He did it for us, not just America, but for all of humanity.
Author and peace activist James W. Douglass has done an unbelievable job in reclaiming history, and preserving John F. Kennedy's flame. His book, "JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters," must be read by all who are interested in reclaiming history.
"The story of why John Kennedy died encircles the earth. Because JFK chose peace on earth at the height of the Cold War, he was executed. But because he turned toward peace, in spite of the consequences to himself, humanity is still alive and struggling. That is hopeful, especially if we understand what he went through and what he has given us as his vision.
At the climax of his presidency in the missile crisis, John Kennedy turned a corner. Although JFK was already in conflict with his national security managers, the missile crisis was the breaking point. At that most critical moment for us all, he turned from the remaining control his security managers had over him toward a deeper ethic, a deeper vision in which the fate of the earth became his priority. Without losing sight of our own best hopes in this country, he began to home in, with his new partner, Nikita Khrushchev, on the hope of peace for everyone on this earth--Russians, Americans, Cubans, Vietnamese, Indonesians, everyone--no exception. He made that commitment to life at the cost of his own.
What a transforming story that is.
And what a propaganda campaign has been waged to keep us Americans from understanding that story, from telling it, and from re-telling it to our children and grandchildren.
Because that's a story whose telling can transform a nation. But when a nation is under the continuing domination of an idol, namely war, it is a story that will be covered up. When the story can liberate us from our idolatry of war, then the worshippers of the idol are going to do everything they can to keep the story from being told. From the standpoint of a belief that war is the ultimate power, that's too dangerous a story. It's a subversive story. It shows a different kind of security than always being ready to go to war. It's unbelievable--or we're supposed to think it is--that a president was murdered by our own government agencies because he was seeking a more stable peace than relying on nuclear weapons. It's unspeakable. For the sake of a nation that must always be preparing for war, that story must not be told. If it were, we might learn that peace is possible without making war. We might even learn there is a force more powerful than war. How unthinkable! But how necessary if life on earth is to continue.
That is why it is so hopeful for us to confront the unspeakable and to tell the transforming story of a man of courage, President John F. Kennedy. It is a story ultimately not of death but of life--all our lives. In the end, it is not so much a story of one man as it is a story of peacemaking when the chips are down. That story is our story, a story of hope." - James W. Douglass. (2008). JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters. New York: Simon & Schuster. Pg. 384 - 385. The quote is an excerpt from the Afterword, written on January 6, 2010, that appears in the paperback version of the book.
December 28, 2010
Ignore the recent excuses. Henry Kissinger's entire career was a series of massacres and outrages.
By Christopher Hitchens
Published: December 27, 2010
Until the most recent release of the Nixon/Kissinger tapes, what were the permitted justifications for saying in advance that the slaughter of Jews in gas chambers by a hostile foreign dictatorship would not be "an American concern"? Let's agree that we do not know. It didn't seem all that probable that the question would come up. Or, at least, not all that likely that the statement would turn out to have been made, and calmly received, in the Oval Office. I was present at Madison Square Garden in 1985 when Louis Farrakhan warned the Jews to remember that "when [God] puts you in the ovens, you're there forever," but condemnation was swift and universal, and, in any case, Farrakhan's tenure in the demented fringe was already a given.
Continued. . .
By Mike Cook
Published: December 21, 2010
A Review of Her Artistic Book Fortunate
After a battle with brain cancer, likely induced by the toxic dust of the WTC on 9/11, accomplished sculptor, artist, and 9/11 truth seeker Janette MacKinlay continued her journey deeper into truth, passing away on December 9, 2010. We present a small collection of stories from her amazing heart-filled little book.
On 9/11/2001, Janette Mackinlay was living with her boyfriend Jim at 110 Liberty St – a building adjacent to the World Trade Center. Written eight years after the events of 9/11, combining imagery from the experience and selections from her prolific artwork with a personal and poignant narrative that is imbued with an artist’s sensibility, her book Fortunate: A Personal Diary of 9/11 persuasively conveys the shock, pain and tragedy of that day and its immediate aftermath. Her amazing graphic volume radiates sparks of hope and flames of triumph.Continued. . .
December 27, 2010
December 27, 2010
In recent interviews, Congressman Ron Paul has been promoting the idea of legalizing competing currencies in the process of diffusing the Federal Reserve's monopoly over money.
As the Fed's strongest political critic, Paul will now be in a position as the new Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy to enforce more transparency and push for alternative currencies to compete with the dollar.
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December 26, 2010
HBO - David McCullough: Painting With Words
"To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is." - David McCullough
By Ilan Pappé
December 26, 2010
The drums of war are heard again in Israel and they are sounded because once more Israel's invincibility in is question. Despite the triumphant rhetoric in the various media commemorative reports, two years after 'Cast Lead', the sense is that that campaign was as much of a failure as was the second Lebanon war of 2006. Unfortunately, leaders, generals and the public at large in the Jewish State know only one way of dealing with military debacles and fiascos. They can be redeemed only by another successful operation or war but one which has to be carried out with more force and be more ruthless than the previous one with the hope for better results in the next round.
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By Kurt Haskell
Saturday December 25, 2010
I've been attempting to write this article for the last 36 hours but the internet has been out at our hotel...............
It has been one year since the Underwear Bomber incident that changed my life. I'm not going to rehash the entire story of my account, as that is available here in my past postings on this blog. I just have a few things to say that I've been thinking about as I hike through the jungles of Thailand.
On January 28, 2010 I first posted that the Sharp Dressed Man was a U.S. Government Agent.
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Blue Sky Black Death (abbreviated BSBD) is a production duo based in San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington.The duo consists of Kingston (real name Kingston Maguire) and Young God (Ian Taggart). They are known principally for their hip hop and instrumental music, made with a mix of live instrumentation and sampling. Their name is "a skydiving phrase alluding to beauty and death".Blue Sky Black Death - Ghosts Among Men
December 24, 2010
Facing JFK Truth, 9/11 Truth, And The Current Historical Crisis
By Saman Mohammadi
December 24, 2010
"Certain errors require greater expense of intellect than Truth itself. Tycho, and rightly so, has an error to thank for all his great fame, and if Kepler had not explained the universe to us he would have become famous anyway for the error that obsessed him like a madness and for the astute grounds on which he supported it; namely, his notion that the moon does not turn on its axis." - Heinrich von Kleist. (1)."An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it," said Canadian-American author O.A. Battista. President John F. Kennedy quoted that line in his famous speech about the role of the press in a free society at the the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York on April 27, 1961. Kennedy called the press "the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news," which is why the press is so tightly controlled and dominated by powerful interests who want to shape the public discourse about historical events and major issues that concern peace, human freedom, and the evolution of mankind.
Two of the biggest, history-changing events in the last fifty years were the public assassination of JFK in 1963, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. Immediately after news about both events first hit the airwaves government officials in the highest levels of the United States government went on television to advance an official story, which was repeated endlessly thereafter by members of the press. Only a mere few days later, all questioning about who was behind either event was regarded as distracting, counter-productive, crazy, and even traitorous. New explanations of the events were forbidden to be discussed, despite massive evidence that proves both official narratives were false and that government officials lied. For the vast majority of society Oswald killed JFK, and Osama Bin Laden did 9/11. Thus spoke officialdom, and thus followed the herd.
Both events were catastrophic, and signaled the beginning of a new era for America and the world. The death of President Kennedy represented the death of the presidency itself and the triumph of the secret National Security State and the war hawks; and with 9/11 came the death of a nation at the height of its power and the ascendancy of an oligarchical dictatorship and a worldview that puts a select group of lawless corporations and banks atop the the hierarchy of power, above sovereign governments and free peoples.
The anti-democratic and anti-freedom forces that hijacked the country in 1963 consolidated power in the White House, and turned the President of the United States from the leader of the free world to one of the biggest traitors and villains in human history. Restoring America's constitutional republic, returning the world to a state of normalcy, and fixing the chaos America's double-crossing leaders have caused in the Middle East is the struggle of our lifetime. And it will be a hard struggle.
Since America has been turned on its head, and its current traitorous leaders are pushing the world towards chaos and destruction, the only solution is to help America return to its roots of liberty and revolution, which requires that we all accept the painful truths of our age, and develop a new narrative of post-WWII American history, especially relating to the events of JFK, and 9/11. Many people have already started on this journey to a new history and a new narrative. Historians and commentators have written exhaustively about the wide influence of the National Security State/Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex in America's internal and external affairs. The situation is so bad in America that if George Washington was President today he would be assassinated by the CIA and his death would be blamed on a lone gunman.
Historian Garry Wills wrote one of the best accounts of America's descent into tyranny in his book "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State." Before the book's publication in January 2010, Wills wrote an article for The New York Review of Books in September 2009 called "Entangled Giant." An excerpt:
But the momentum of accumulating powers in the executive is not easily reversed, checked, or even slowed. It was not created by the Bush administration. The whole history of America since World War II caused an inertial transfer of power toward the executive branch. The monopoly on use of nuclear weaponry, the cult of the commander in chief, the worldwide network of military bases to maintain nuclear alert and supremacy, the secret intelligence agencies, the entire national security state, the classification and clearance systems, the expansion of state secrets, the withholding of evidence and information, the permanent emergency that has melded World War II with the cold war and the cold war with the “war on terror”—all these make a vast and intricate structure that may not yield to effort at dismantling it. Sixty-eight straight years of war emergency powers (1941–2009) have made the abnormal normal, and constitutional diminishment the settled order.The scale of evil in the United States National Security State cannot be overstated. The murder of JFK and 9/11 were acts of high treason, whose perpetrators are still at large in positions of the highest authority, safely continuing their evil agenda. How we face down this enemy that threatens all life on the planet, and the freedoms of all Mankind, is a question that few are contemplating. But that's okay because all we need is a few good men and women to recover history and change it at the same time. Men like author and peace activist James W. Douglass.
Douglass calls the assassination of JFK an "unspeakable" event in his 2008 book "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters." Douglass brilliantly expressed what many of us have felt deep down about JFK's death, and the terrifying nature of the current historical crisis that America, and the world must face and overcome. Douglass informs us that Kennedy awakened to the voice of divine conscience, faced the abyss of nuclear war at the eleventh hour, and turned away from the mania of war to a conception of peace that was then, as now, deeply resisted by individuals within the military and intelligence establishment. In his introduction, Douglass writes:
"John F. Kennedy was no saint. Nor was he any apostle of nonviolence. However, as we are all called to do, he was turning. Teshuvah, "turning," the rabbinic word for repentance, is the explanation for Kennedy's short-lived, contradictory journey toward peace. He was turning from what would have been the worst violence in history toward a new, more peaceful possibility in his and our lives.Kennedy knew the threats to his life and country sprang not from the Soviet Union but from a dark and corrupt powerful clique within his own government. But Kennedy stood tall and didn't back down. He was a revolutionary President, a true prince of peace. He was born into a world at war in 1917, and grew to become the leader of the free world that was once again at war, but he quickly wised up after a few encounters with the war hawks that were swooping around him and did all he could given his power as the President of the most powerful country in the world to turn the page of history, and end the greatest of all evils, war. For this reason I think he was on the same plane as the revolutionary Founding Fathers.
He was therefore in deadly conflict with the Unspeakable.
"The Unspeakable" is a term Thomas Merton coined at the heart of the sixties after JFK's assassination--in the midst of the escalating Vietnam War, the nuclear arms race, and the further assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. In each of those soul-shaking events Merton sensed an evil whose depth and deceit seemed to go beyond the capacity of words to describe.
"One of the awful facts of our age," Merton wrote in 1965, "is the evidence that [the world] is stricken indeed, stricken to the very core of its being by the presence of the Unspeakable." The Vietnam War, the race to a global war, and the interlocking murders of John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy were all signs of the Unspeakable. It remains deeply present in our world." (2).
President Kennedy gave America, and all mankind a vision for a new, more peaceful world. He didn't just preach. He followed his words with deeds. He was definitely more revolutionary than the tyrannical Che Guevara, who is still revered to this day by some as a Christ among men despite his record of brutality to his fellow man, and the fact that he wanted to bomb New York City.
Douglass says John F. Kennedy was a martyr for freedom and peace. He was fully committed to America's ideals, and embodied the spirit of the guardian and defender, unlike any other modern American President. Douglass points to Kennedy's Commencement Address at American University on June 10, 1963 as one of the greatest speeches an American President has ever given. Kennedy's speech amounted to a declaration for world peace; a permanent ceasefire; a truly bold, and evolutionary step for mankind. Here is an excerpt from that speech:
"I have, therefore, chosen this time and place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth too rarely perceived. And that is the most important topic on earth: peace. What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, and the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their children -- not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time but peace in all time." (3).On the surface it appears that the death of Kennedy meant the death of a dream for world peace, but upon further reflection, his act of defiance against the intelligence and military establishment was only the beginning of a process of historical change that we must now all continue and finish but especially the American people, who live in the most powerful and revolutionary nation, and hence, bear the greatest responsibility to change the world.
What is stopping people from changing the world is the misreading of history. The belief that Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 prohibits us from ending the war on terror and lends weight to the voices in authority in the United States government. So as long as they are perceived to have any credibility, they will continue to kill, lie, and further manipulate America and the world for their own evil ends.
By viewing history through a false lens we fail to see the true reality that world peace is possible. Instead of looking through the eyes of prophets, we are looking through the eyes of the tyrants who killed them. President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were all leaders who saw the historical situation clearly and judged the times they lived in rightly, and then acted accordingly, which is why they were all killed. Such great men are despised by lesser men who can't change with the times because they are too greedy and self-interested.
All four men were the best men of their time. They had courage, boldness, wisdom, compassion, moral strength, all qualities of great men. And they all understood that Mankind was in a state of crisis which can't be repressed or avoided, but faced and conquered. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, author, peace activist, who features prominently in James Douglass's book, said that "Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood."
Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset defined a historical crisis as follows:
"when the world change which is produced consists in this: the world, the system of convictions belonging to a previous generation, gives way to a vital state in which man remains without these convictions, and therefore without a world. Man returns to a state of not knowing what to do, for the reason that he returns to a state of actually not knowing what to think about the world. Therefore the change swells to a crisis and takes on the character of a catastrophe. The world change consists of the fact that the world in which man was living has collapsed, and, for the moment, of that alone. It is a change which begins by being negative and critical. One does not know what new thing to think--one only knows, or thinks he knows, that the traditional norms and ideas are false and inadmissible. One feels a profound disdain for everything, or almost everything, which was believed yesterday; but the truth is that there are no new positive beliefs with which to replace the traditional ones. Since that system of convictions, that world, was the map which permitted man to move within his environment with a certain security, and since he now lacks such a map, he again feels himself lost, at loose ends, without orientation." (4).It is hard for me to describe the current historical crisis because I have not thought about it too deeply but it is definitely rooted in the individual's inability to accept difficult truths that threatens his/her core views and beliefs about the world. For a lot of people some truths are too scary to comprehend, let alone accept. The German philosopher Karl Jaspers said that "Man is mind, and the situation of man as man is a mental situation." (5). This is a great quote because it reveals the important truth that changing the world is as easy and as painful as changing our minds.
How we see and understand catastrophic events like the death of JFK and 9/11 influences how we view the world and history, and our behavior in everyday life. The fact that our perceptions are managed about these big events means that we are not free, but slaves. But who is the ultimate oppressor, and the biggest gatekeeper - dark villains behind the secret US National Security State, or our own minds? I think a person's own mind is the biggest gatekeeper.
I hope historians will define our age not as the age of the "Great Terror," but the age of the Great Error. The Great Error is the false belief that Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. A previous Great Error was the false, age-old belief that the Sun circled the Earth. The error that Al-Qaeda is guilty for 9/11 rather than the United States government has resulted in a long war on terror, the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, and the end of liberty in the West.
Why do people not see the obvious truth that the official story is a hoax? It seems this question is part of a larger history. Mankind has been down this road before. Deception and war always go together. But few thinkers have investigated why Man erred so much, and for such long periods of time. One thinker who asked why, and tried to help free Mankind, was Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. In his book, Ether, God & Devil & Cosmic Superimposition, Reich wrote:
"The aspirations everywhere are the same, and so are the ideals.Reich asked another profound question that we in our age are only beginning to ask:
If all men desire peace, then why is there always another murderous war, against the will and vital interests of the global population?" (6).
"Why is it so hard for truth to assert itself against lies and defamation? Why is it not the other way around, that lies have to assert themselves against the truth?" (7).And another:
"Why does the average person evade serious questions that go to the heart of the matter?" (8).And another:
"Why do people always discuss unessential, and never essential, matters in the United Nations? It is obvious that important matters and simple answers are avoided. Why?" (9).Reich was making a larger point that the average person must self-examine his own prejudices and beliefs, and place the burden of civilization upon himself. Blaming wars on the power elite, or oligarchs, or lying politicians, or capitalists, won't solve anything. We are all morally and intellectually responsible for mass evils like war. Jaspers delivered the same message in Germany after the catastrophe of World War II, giving lectures across the country and the continent about the importance of recognizing collective moral guilt in society for the Holocaust and the mass death camps.
Of course, some people are more guilty than others for the current state of the world. But the collective denial of 9/11 truth and the truth about JFK's assassination proves that "the People" are not innocent. There are no excuses. A person can't evade disturbing evidence, use the term "conspiracy theorist" to ridicule skeptics of the official version of JFK's death and the 9/11 attacks, and still remain a totally innocent person. It is no longer a question of who killed JFK and why they did it; and who did 9/11 and why they did it. We know who and we know why. There is scientific evidence that disproves the official version of both events. The evil manipulators of America's National Security State were behind both crimes because they wanted America to remain in a state of permanent war.
Any one who examines carefully the assassination of JFK and 9/11 comes to the conclusion that America's current diabolical and traitorous National Security regime must be changed. The emerging consensus is that an entirely new chapter in human existence must be written, and America must lead the way. But change can't come violently. The time has come to stop pointing the finger only at corrupt manipulators in power, instead, we must critically examine why We The People fall for blatant lies, and continue to evade painful truths that, if accepted, would help us to form a new and better reality for all who live on this Earth. We must grow up, and face the catastrophic truths of our age rather than wait for political Messiahs, or think that if only the power elite were gone things would be different. The problem originates within, and the solution is found there too. Every man and woman must look into his/her own mirror and rethink his own beliefs before there can be any significant collective change in society. Coming to terms with the truths about JFK and 9/11 is as much an individual journey as it is a collective journey. Reich wrote:
"Only human beings who are forced to hide something catastrophic are capable of erring so consistently and punishing so relentlessly any attempt at clarifying such errors." (10).Hopefully people have advanced mentally to the point where they no longer take statements made by authority figures on blind faith. Maybe the present global political awakening is a sign of human evolution. If a change of mass consciousness does occur then it will mean the end of war, and the start of a new era in human civilization. And we will have many teachers and leaders to thank for, from saints like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., to statesmen like John F. Kennedy, and thinkers Karl Jaspers and Carl Jung who labored to make conscious the shadow-side of society, and of our personal psyches.
How we approach the current historical crisis depends on how we see the shadowy events of the past. In the case of 9/11, Muslim terrorists are not the culprits, instead, the state terrorists inside America are to blame. JFK is one of the greatest men of the modern era and a shining example who was killed by corrupt forces in the American establishment, not a womanizing and clueless young President who just happened to get killed by a lone nutcase on a day in November. These are not blanket statements. They are backed up by a mountain of evidence. JFK was indeed a hero, and it is important that we remember our heroes and why they died. We cannot forget what Kennedy did, and why he did it. He was a special man. We must remember him for his visionary and brave "turn towards peace" as James Douglass says in his illuminating book.
We must also remember that America was created by revolutionary men, and maintained by revolutionary men, which means it will be saved by revolutionary men. But there won't be any recovery so as long as people mistakenly believe that the men in the cockpit have the best interests of America, and of humanity, in mind. The truth is they don't. They are murderous state terrorists who must be exposed, and hanged as traitors.
1. Miller, P. B. (Ed.). (1982). An Abyss Deep Enough: Letters of Heinrich von Kleist with a Selection of Essays and Anecdotes. Edited, Translated, and Introduced by Philip B. Miller. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. Pg. 253.
2. Douglass, J. W. (2008). JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Pg. XV.
3. John F. Kennedy's Commencement Address at American University; June 10, 1963.
4. Y Gasset, J. O. (1958). Man And Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton. Pg. 86.
5. Jaspers, K. (1933). Man in the Modern Age. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Pg. 11.
6. Reich, W. (1973). Ether, God & Devil & Cosmic Superimposition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Pg 35.
8. Ibid. Pg. 36.
10. Ibid. Pg. 30.
December 23, 2010
December 22, 2010
Source: John Parulis, 9/11 Blogger
Video from December 11, 2010 University of San Francisco. Filmed by John Parulis
Key Note Speaker: Kevin Bracken:
Kevin Bracken is the Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australian (MUA) Victoria Branch and President of the Australia Victorian Trades Council Hall, which represents 400, 000 workers will be speaking (In a personal capacity) on “Corporate Media, The Trade Unions, War And 9/11”. Bracken is one of the leading trade unionists in the world, who has publicly challenged the US official explanation of 9/11, and the political use of “terrorism” by governments internationally to escalate the attacks on democratic rights and repression of the labor movement and working people around the world.
[ FTR - Mr. Bracken made it very clear that he was speaking as an individual and not as a representative of either organization - LW ]
December 21, 2010
By Mary Rogan
Brian Burke isn't just a legend of the NHL. He's a fists-up, knock-your-teeth-out gladiator. But when his hockey-loving son came out of the closet and died soon after, he was thrust into a strange new role: advocate for gays in a macho sports culture. He's no cheerleader—he looks like he hates every minute of it—but locker-room homophobia may have finally met its match.
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By Jon Gold
Published: December 20, 2010
On Monday, January 31st, 2011, I am planning on going to the White House to chain myself to the fence. The purpose of this is solely for 9/11 Justice. 9/11, the event that created the "Post-9/11 World." 9/11, the event that our politicians use day in and day out to justify horrible atrocities inside of this country, and especially in the Middle East.
I am not going to put pressure on the White House for a new investigation. I do not want Washington D.C. to investigate the attacks. It simply cannot be trusted to do so, as was proven with the Joint Congressional Inquiry, the PENTTBOM investigation, NIST's investigation, and especially the 9/11 Commission.Continued. . .
December 20, 2010
Steve Clemens wrote a fantastic review in June 2008 of a fantastic book that was published in April 2008 called JFK and The Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass. It is one of the best books of the century so far, and probably the most important book of the last fifty years. Hopefully by the time of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination this book will reach the "million copies sold" plateau.
Douglass's book should be read by millions of people because it is so critical that we all know the untold story about why JFK was killed by the dark powers within the America Establishment. JFK was a real prince of peace. He was an example to us all. A true leader. America's last real president. A son of God, and a brother of all humanity.
Douglass's book is as much about the man as about the infamous event. You can't understand one without the other. John F. Kennedy was special. He stood for peace. His murderers didn't just kill a man, they killed a vision, and an entire nation. Douglass emphasizes how much history changed because of Kennedy's death. If read by enough people, this book could change the course of human history. It can awaken new people to the truth about the assassination of JFK, and also the truth about the 9/11 attacks.
How we view history influences how we view the present and the future, and if the history that we know is false then we're not free nor safe - not the American people, or any other people around the world because America is being used as a global killing machine. We must strike the heart of the American military machine, and its evil manipulators. We must get at the truth because the truth will set us all free, and help us reach Kennedy's goal of world peace. Lies are destructive and suppresses life; by sticking to official lies we support the death of innocent life and treason against humanity.
Douglass has done a remarkable job of rescuing American history, and telling the story of JFK's assassination in a way that shows that his death does not belong to the past, but to the present generation. What happened in 1963 is still relevant now because the same anti-human powers that killed Kennedy are still operating behind the scenes in America today, waging endless war and creating chaos in the Middle East.
If you care about America, humanity, history, freedom, peace, truth, justice, and all the good things in life, buy and read Douglass's book. But first, read the review by Clemens.
A Review of JFK and The Unspeakable
By Steve Clemens
Published: June 2008Reintroducing JFK: Seeing Our Slain President Through a New Lens by Steve Clemens. June 2008
Review of James W. Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2008)
I had just turned 13 the month before the startling news was broadcast into my 8th grade classroom: President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas and had been rushed to the hospital. It was followed by the bulletin that the President was dead. Lorenzo, my fellow classmate, an Italian Catholic, burst into tears. I sat quietly thinking: at least we got that Papist out of the White House! The anti-Catholic indoctrination I received from my church and parents never allowed me to see JFK as a person, only a symbol of a false religion to reject. Oh, and he was a Democrat as well!
Had I known the JFK that Jim Douglass reveals in his new book, I would have had more reasons to dismiss him: a President engaging in peacemaking activities with the Premier of the godless Communists, Nikita Khrushchev, passing letters back and forth that even members of his Cabinet were unaware! A US President secretly arranging for face-to-face consultations with Fidel Castro to resume normal diplomatic relations with a communist Cuba! The man who issued the secret National Security Action Memorandum 263 ordering the removal of 1,000 US Military advisors from Vietnam by the end of 1963 and ALL US Troops by the end of 1965. Under the guise of “peacemaking” President John F. Kennedy was urging “capitulation” to the Soviets in the Cold War – at least from my junior high school analysis.
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