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The 1961 JFK Speech That Kicked the American Dream Into High Gear

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A video excerpt of John F. Kennedy’s address to the press at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City is making its way around the Internet on the anniversary of his death:

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies 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 that 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, and no secret is revealed” (Kennedy 1961).

One cannot miss JFK’s veiled reference to the Skull and Bones society at Yale University, a branch of the Bavarian Illuminati; the Bilderbergers; The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); and the other secret societies that rule the world from behind the scenes; a.k.a., The Powers That Be (TPTB). G. William Domhoff, a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, first coined the non-conspiracyacronym TPTB (Who Rules America? 1967, The Higher Circles 1970, The Powers That Be (TPTB) 1979, Who Rules America Now? 1983).

Our consumer society didn’t just happen; it was planned. Not in 1910, or 1954, but in the year 1832, the year William Huntington Russell and fellow classmate Alphonso Taft founded the Skull and Bones society at Yale University (Lee 2010). Members, known as “Bonesmen,” include Rockefeller, Kuhn, Loeb and Morgan. The Bonesmen are all connected to the House of Rothschild’s global financial empire and are founders of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, France, and Germany or, for that matter, any central bank anywhere in the world. In theory, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, one of the most important domestic acts in the nation’s history, took the power to create money from the people and gave it to the Bonesmen for profit.

In Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, And What Their Influence Means for America, Baker (2009) details George H. W. Bush’s secret intelligence work with the CIA many years before he became the Agency’s director. Bush Sr. had played a powerful but hidden role in determining the direction of the U.S. government long before he became president.

It is well known that the Bushes sit at the intersection of America’s business and intelligence communities, but it is not common knowledge that the Bush Family, including Bush Sr., Bush Jr. and grandfather Prescott Bush, were all Bonesmen, and that the concern of all Bonesmen is money. Baker suggests the strong possibility that Bush Sr. was connected to the assassination of President Kennedy because “Lyndon Johnson would be more obedient to Texas oil men.”

A more plausible connection is that Abraham Lincoln was killed for the Legal Tender Act of 1862 and Kennedy for Executive Order 11110. Lincoln’s “greenbacks” would have prevented the Federal Reserve from creating $500 trillion of money out of thin air; money that Warren Buffett and Market Watch say financed our global consumer society. In addition, JFK’s “United States notes” backed by silver, but withdrawn the day he was shot, would have put the Federal Reserve out of business and returned to the Treasury Department the Constitutional power to create and issue a debt-free currency.

Anyone who spoke against the “Creature from Jekyll Island,” the Federal Reserve banking cartel exposed by G. Edward Griffin, was silenced. Presidents Garfield and McKinley, outspoken champions of “sound” money and a central bank, were silenced permanently.

John Sherman, a Rothschild protégé, sent the following letter to New York bankers on June 25, 1863 in support of the then proposed National Banking Act:

“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages…will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without suspecting that the system is inimical to their best interests.”

Directly and indirectly, the Bonesmen orchestrated the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the stagflation of the 1970’s and the dot-com and housing market bubbles.

One of the more absurd notions that has found its way into the history books and the writings of economic experts is that somehow these men were made wealthier from the Monopoly money they printed; the same money that enabled consumers to buy houses, second houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs; i.e., the cheap “stuff” we use on a daily basis. Let’s not forget the fact that in 1910 these men already controlled one-sixth of the world’s wealth. And that was real wealth—gold, silver and raw materials—not the fiat currency we call money. Don’t forget the world they owned and controlled in 1910 had a mostly balanced ecology.

The Skull and Bones society and the Federal Reserve were fundamental to the growth of our industrial and consumer society, but responsible for much of the financial and environmental damage done to the planet.

We perceive our Country as a constitutional republic, a government representative of the people and accountable to them; but it now seems that premise is nothing more than an illusionary, sentimental belief.

Consider Another Assassination Conspiracy Theory

Few would deny JFK was talking about TPTB when he used the words, “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy.”

What if, after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, his investigation uncovered the “secret” that TPTB are in a “metaphysical” struggle with Mother-Earth (Gaea) and the environmental damage and pollution was the goal and not the unintended consequences of the Industrial Revolution and our consumer society?

The Creatures from Jekyll Island aren’t evil because they print our money and make us (the U.S. Taxpayers) pay interest on it. They are evil because, until October 2008, the Fed gave us a no-limit credit card that we used to buy houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs—“stuff.” The “stuff” which, according to the GEO4, a comprehensive United Nations Environmental Report, put all of humanity at serious risk due to “the dangers of climate change, water scarcity, dwindling fish stocks and the pressures on the land and the extinction of species.”

It is also conceivable that in 1961, when JFK spoke about 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,” Kennedy was referring to a system that wasn’t about money. Instead he understood that the resources of the planet were about to be consumed – as in “used up” – because he understood the metaphysical struggle.

When Kennedy realized we were about to be ”conned into shopping for stuff” to trash the planet, he signed Executive Order 11110 as a first step on the road to sustainability.

An earlier part of the speech, edited out of “the video that got John F. Kennedy Killed,” which evoked laughter from the audience, could have had a double meaning, when it said, “If only this capitalistic New York newspaper had treated him (Karl Marx) more kindly; if only Marx had remained a foreign correspondent, history might have been different.”

What would a different history look like?

The United States, in its first decades, was a land of small farms and nearby towns with few cities of any consequence. The young nation seemed far more interested in becoming a successful experiment in democracy, rather than an industrialized nation and economic power.

Without all that “stuff” the planet might not be, according to the GEO4, at the “unknown points of no return.”


Baker, R. 2009. “Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, And What Their Influence Means for America,”

Kennedy, J.F. 1961. “Address “The President and the Press” Before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, New York City.,” April 27, 1961. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.

Sherman, J. 1863. The National Banking Project, The Certainty With Which it Will Give us a Sound National Currency: Necessity for a sound national currency. Letter from Hon. Robert J. Walker to Senator Sherman. The Rebel Ram Georgia.

Singer, R. 2010. The Bank of the Fed is Closed…Forever

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