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Will Stephen King’s 11-22-63 Get It Right? I Have Low Expectations

I’ll watch Hulu’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s time-travel fantasy, 11-22-63, with an open mind, but I have no reason to believe that King has done any serious research into the JFK assassination. And without doing so, one cannot expect to come close to grasping the diabolic, complex, yet flawed, covert operation which took Kennedy’s life…much less the enormous consequences of the murder of the century. I confess I haven’t read King’s book, but I’ve been told that he grapples with the universal question: what would America have been like had JFK survived Dallas? Well, for starters, there would have been no Vietnam War. This is not conjecture on my part. This is fact, despite what establishment liars (and LBJ apologists) like Doris Goodwin and Robert Dallek say. Just days before Kennedy died, he told close associates that he intended to withdraw all American military personnel (mostly advisory staff in 1963) from Vietnam. JFK’s assistant press secretary Malcolm Kilduff told author James Douglass that, “There is no question that he [JFK] was taking us out of Vietnam. I was in his office just before he went to Dallas and he said that Vietnam was not worth another American life. There is no question about it. I know that firsthand.”

Kennedy signed National Security Action Memo 263 just one month before his death. It laid out plans for complete withdrawal of American military presence in southeast Asia by 1965. Just days after JFK was murdered, Lyndon Johnson signed NSAM 273 which, in essence, reversed Kennedy’s NSAM 263. The war lasted a decade and cost America a fortune in lives, money and prestige.

Without Vietnam, there would have been no student protest and campus unrest in the 1960s. It’s possible that an American counterculture would have never arisen. Imagine a decade of peace and progressiveness instead of turbulence and violence. For that matter, imagine peace being the overriding principle around which our society is constructed. Instead of war. If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that we have been at war or under the threat of war, since 11/22/63. War means profit, and in the half-century since Kennedy’s death war profiteering has been unabated. We have become so inured to it, that it seems unnatural to not be ruled by the oligarchs who have profited from war: Halliburton, alone, has poisoned and corrupted our democracy for more than 50 years. Its own executive, Dick Cheney, was the driving force behind the unsanctioned, illegal and immoral Iraq War. But more than this, the very fabric of American democracy has been shredded by the new oligarchy which has arisen from the obscene and bloody profits of war. It is hard to find an unsullied politician (especially Republicans, for whom greed and self-interest are practically requirements for membership); every ordinary citizen knows that the country is being run for the sake of the rich. The fix is in, and apathy is widespread.

The roots of distrust in our government and in our way of life can be traced back to Dallas and that bloody day. So when King, or anyone, tries to fairly represent that period, the stakes are enormous. It is easy for the unthinking and the dishonest to dismiss Kennedy’s death as an accident of history. Devoid of historical significance. But the truth is, it was the turning point of America. We cannot shrink from its ugly truth and its profound meaning, and this requires artists and historians of courage and knowledge.

For it is not just that American democracy was overthrown on 11-22-63; war and war profiteering became our way of life. But it’s deeper than that. There are two Americas now: both equally despicable and abhorrent. There’s the official government and the secret government, each equally culpable and invested in protecting the other’s closeted skeletons. There’s the official media and the new “home-brewed” social media; suspicious of one another, and each willing to spin a lazy narrative of lies. There’s official history and real history…never the time traveler shall meet. There’s the official version of JFK’s assassination and the real version. The former espoused by the uninformed or the complicit; the latter infiltrated by co-conspirators and disinformationists. The oligarchy which oversees this mess reaps the benefits of dividing and conquering. Much of the damage done at the behest of the oligarchs was accomplished by CIA agents infiltrating every realm of American life.

From “JFK and the Unspeakable” page 197: “The consequences in the early 1960s, when Kennedy became president was that the CIA had placed a secret team of its own employees through the entire U.S. government. It was accountable to no one except the CIA, headed by Allen Dulles. After Dulles was fired by Kennedy, the CIA’s Deputy Director Richard Helms became this invisible government’s commander. No one except a tight inner circle of the CIA even knew of the existence of this top-secret intelligence network…[it] constituted a powerful, unseen government within the government.”

The CIA didn’t stop there. We now know that its agents infiltrated the fields of rocket science, the military, the media, drug experimentation and sales, war operations, foreign governments, and publishing. It is part of the secret cabal whose purpose is to keep the truth from us, for the truth is dangerous.

I predict that King’s film will, in the end, become another pillar in the house of lies that prevents us all from seeing who we are and from where we came.

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JFK Conspiracy Fact #1: When They Killed Kennedy, They Killed America

 

 
America was once a great country, and its leaders understood that to keep it from falling into the hands of a petty, greedy, narrow-minded, regressive few, we had to be vigilant and forward thinking.  FDR, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy all took this responsibility quite seriously.  However, every President since Kennedy has abrogated his duty; to the point where, slowly over time, our greatness has eroded.  America has become a government of the rich, by the selfish, and for the few.  Congress shuts down the government to prevent the sick from getting access to health care.  Social Security and Medicare are endangered. The NRA and a small handful of rich right-wingers buy and sell politicians like cattle.  Schoolchildren are slaughtered and we raise not one finger to prevent its recurrence.  Climate change and evolution are dismissed.  Science is denigrated.  Progressive thinking is derided.  War and the threat of war are constants.  It was not always this way.
FDR was keenly aware of the external and internal threats to democracy.  He used government for good purposes: to defeat world fascism and lift us out of the Depression.  He also stood guard against internal threats. His cabinet and appointees were extensions of this vigilance.  In 1936, William Dodd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he stated, “A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime….A prominent executive of one of the largest corporations, told me point blank that he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism into America if President Roosevelt continued his progressive policies. Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there. Propagandists for fascist groups try to dismiss the fascist scare. We should be aware of the symptoms. When industrialists ignore laws designed for social and economic progress they will seek recourse to a fascist state when the institutions of our government compel them to comply with the provisions.”
Roosevelt used his powers as President to stop fascist infiltration of the U.S. economy. On the 20th of  October, 1942, he seized the assets of the Union Banking Corporation. The shares of the bank were owned by Prescott Bush (father of George H.W. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush), E. Roland Harriman, and three members of the Nazi Party. Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation and the Silesian-American Corporation, a company that had been managed by Prescott Bush and his father-in-law George Herbert Walker.

President Eisenhower, though a Republican, supported social safety programs. He wrote a letter to his brother Edgar on Nov. 8, 1954, which read in part: “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”  Hunt and his Texas oil cronies financed the murder of John Kennedy and supplanted him with their own oil-friendly, warmongering President, Lyndon Johnson.
JFK also actively stood for progress and peace, and against the takeover of America by wealthy interests.  Four of his prominent speeches illustrate this–
April 27, 1961: Following the Bay of Pigs, a flawed operation concocted by the CIA to trap the President, Kennedy spoke out against secret organizations: “Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society.  There is a very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning…there is a monolithic, ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence.”  This was a direct shot at the CIA and its culture of secrecy.  He also put on notice those organizations whose members had accumulated undue influence over government agencies and, by extension, the American people.  Organizations like Skull and Bones, Bilderbergers, Freemasons, the Council on World Affairs, et al, had infiltrated all spheres of the government.

America since then:  Two Skull and Bones presidents have presided over unnecessary wars which greatly profited their crony defense contractors.  The CIA has operated clandestinely without oversight in foreign and domestic matters, enriching its corporate sponsors by overthrowing socialist and democratic governments around the globe; subverting the free press; drugging its own citizens; conducting illegal wars; and siding with totalitarian regimes.
June 10, 1963:  In a speech delivered at the American University commencement, JFK declared his intent to end the Cold War, not win it.  He advocates for world peace and says, “ What kind of peace do I seek?  Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.  Total war makes no sense in an age…when the deadly poisons produced by a nuclear exchange would by wind and water and soil and seeds travel to the far corners of the Earth…every thoughtful citizen who despairs of war and wishes to bring peace should…examine his own attitude towards the possibility of peace with the Soviet Union…Both [the U.S. and USSR] are devoting to weapons mass sums of money which could be better devoted to combating ignorance, poverty and disease…if we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
America since then:  The Cold War lasted another quarter century, and JFK’s vision of world peace never came about.  Since November 22, 1963, war and the threat of war have been constants in American life.
To sum up, Kennedy envisioned perpetual peace; what we got after his death was perpetual war.
September 2, 1963:  Speaking with Walter Cronkite about Vietnam, JFK said, “In the final analysis, it’s their [the South Vietnamese] war; they’re the ones who have to win or lose it.”  Just weeks later JFK issued National Security Action Memo (NSAM) 263, calling for total American withdrawal from Vietnam in his second term.
America since then: Three days after JFK’s death, Lyndon Johnson rescinded NSAM 263 with his own National Security Action Memo (NSAM 273) which laid out the rationale for the Vietnam War.  The war lasted 12 years and cost 58,000 American lives, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lives, and billions of American dollars.
October 22, 1963:  In a speech praising scientific advancements and research, JFK, in an age where political charlatans were ridiculed for denying or condemning scientific fact, lauded Americans’ “…wholehearted understanding of the importance of pure science…”  Kennedy encouraged scientists to find ways to “…protect land and water, forests and wildlife, to combat exhaustion and erosion, to stop the contamination of water and air by industrial as well as nuclear pollution, and to provide for the steady renewal and expansion of the natural bases for life.”
America since then:  Scientific research and discoveries are condemned as anti-religion (evolution) and anti-free enterprise (carbon emissions have caused climate change).  Politicians and corporations with blatant agendas bully their way into public discourse, and are not denounced by media for what they are—regressive, ignorant, and greedy.
When they killed Kennedy, they killed his vision for America—peace, progress and an age of enlightenment.  Fifty years on, we’ve seen the America that the plotters wanted—hatred for science, constant war, denigration of social programs for the old and the needy, and protection of the rich and greedy—come to pass.
“When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death. They said to one another, Here comes this dreamer! Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!” –Genesis 37:18-20
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