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JFK's 27th April 1961 Speech at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel


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Interesting article by Peter Chamberlin on JFK's speech at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on 27th April 1961:

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blo...08/03/18/p24159

JFK Speech

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resou...ers04271961.htm

In the name of patriotism, we have participated in a planned deception to create a state of permanent war. In the name of profit, America has been sacrificed on the altar of the god of war, to create a global empire based on the mass-marketing of death.

"We are opposed...by a ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the [war] with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match..." –JFK, 1961

The official version of this speech, is that Kennedy was describing an international communist conspiracy in this address, but then, the official version of the conspiracy that later killed him was that it was the work of a "lone assassin," firing magic bullets. The alternative view is that Kennedy was giving us a hidden warning of the secret "power behind the throne," otherwise known as the "military/industrial complex."

Over the many decades since President Kennedy uttered this warning, "the conspiracy" has undermined American society. In the process it corrupted three major religions and killed millions worldwide, in order to bring us to the precipice of permanent perpetual war. The next war will take us over that threshold. As citizens in the last remaining bastion of democracy on the face of the earth, we have a responsibility to prevent that final war from beginning. All we have to do now is figure out how to do it.

Kennedy always knew that this dreadful day would come, that one day Americans would have to choose between freedom and the illusion of security. He had heard his predecessor President Dwight D. Eisenhower, prophetically warn of the inevitable future danger that would arise from the military/industrial complex and "the disastrous rise of misplaced power."

"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together...avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow." http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

It was as though Ike had personally met the future idiot-in-chief and his vice-idiot-in-chief and psychically sensed the future death and destruction that they would sow throughout the world. In Bush and Cheney, Eisenhower's nightmare vision is now being realized.

We, along with the rest of the human race, have been set-up in a monumental con job beyond anything the world has ever seen. The "war on terror" is the biggest con of all, being the product of decades of covert actions, utilizing an engineered "terrorist" entity to bring about a state of permanent war. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?con...va&aid=7787 (Unraveling the Myth of Al Qaida). Another part of the con is the belief that we are helpless to stop the disaster we see building around us and before us. If we were really powerless to stop them, then why has it proved so difficult for them to start the war upon Iran?

The human race is held hostage to the desires and the plots of American war profiteers. There is no available cash to fund the eradication of human suffering, but there is an endless sea of cash flowing into the dead-end production of weapons, all in the name of "protecting democracy." A way must be found to interrupt the machinery of war, so that the long-neglected machinery of life can be rediscovered. How many tractors could be made from one tank?

People ask, what democratic action can be taken to stop the runaway military industrial complex from creating a state of perpetual war, to maintain and extend its unjust control over everyman? It seems at first that a clear cut answer would be a massive antiwar movement, but the problem, and therefore the answer, is much broader than that. The ongoing militarization of life is an assault upon all life. The reality is that we are in a fight for all life over the salesmen of corporate death. Understanding this fact ought to make it obvious that our fight should be every sane person's fight.

The plan being followed is pure evil. The mission of everyman standing for truth, at some point, will bring him into direct contact with some element of this unmitigated form of evil. If stopping this malevolence is not reason enough to risk everything, then nothing is. If we had access to ultimate truth then we might find that this monstrous system is indeed "the Beast" of Revelations. It comes as close to the dark system of total control that is described in that honored book as anything I can imagine. As far as I can tell, the only thing lacking is the "mark" or the chip required to buy and sell.

In order to salvage democracy from the ravages of the military industrial complex, then everyone has to take a personal stand, risking something, in order to contribute personally to saving everything. The solution is for everyone to take a stand for truth, one person at a time, until so many of us rise to our feet that we become a wave. If the masses will not peaceably assemble to preserve their rights, then they will be eaten en masse, by the machine. We must become a force that cannot be ignored.

It is important for individuals in positions of trust, such as newsman to honor their commitments to truth. Anyone who wants to serve as a "watchdog for the people" must be willing to risk his career in defense of the truth, whenever the time comes for him to make his personal stand. When the dust settles, disinformation sources that masquerade as news will be a thing of the past. For the military man, whenever he is given the order to kill, based on reasons which he knows are lies, he must refuse to order his men to do the killing. For the policeman, when his time comes, he must refuse to "taze the bro," for daring to question the official conspiracy theory of events.

The "war on terrorism" is a euphemism for a war on democracy. The purpose of the entire production is to use democracy, to eliminate democracy. Whether it be here in America, or in England, or in any other country where we have relations, American foreign policy is to use democracy as a tool for burying freedom. The war was created by us (manipulating many foreign players to do our will), to propel a fascist vision of perpetual world war, which will forever justify the militarization of our society and every democracy within reach.

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