With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaching, it will be hard to avoid watching the Zapruder film and debating with your friends and in online forums like the comment section of this video whether it was the Cubans, the Mafia or rogue elements within the FBI, CIA, and/or MIC (military Industrial Complex that killed the a President.
Plenty of people and forces had the motive, means and opportunity. President Kennedy was prepared to de-escalate Vietnam and was openly questioning the wisdom of the use of our military at all. In addition, Kennedy was set on ending the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank, signing an executive order that sought to strip the power of the Fed to loan money and restore that power to the US treasury, which had begun issuing money in the form of interest free, debt free currency backed by Silver reserves in the US treasury. After his death, United States Notes stopped being printed. And then there is the mob- it has been well documented that Kennedy’s rise to power and to the presidency would have been impossible without the help of organized crime. So — plenty of unanswered questions remain.
In the five-year period between 1963 and 1968, John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr were all killed. Now whether or not you believe they were men with ear pieces and black suits who knew 17 different languages and 17 different forms of kung fu and backroom meetings and exchanges of large cash that led up to the killings of these four men is besides the point.
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However it came to pass, the results are the same. The results of those four leaders of American progressive politics being killed in such a short amount of time is that Americans collectively put their tale between their legs, their heads down, and they did what they were told. So now, when we pick our heads up for air- and look around what do we see?
The oppressive, homicidal nature of American Empire-, which is at this critical point in history, is clearly — objectively speaking- not a force for good, was shaped by the cultural/ political forces that killed President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago. If we want to look back on this day 50 years from now from a vantage point not ravaged by ever increasing poverty, war, and destruction brought on by climate change, we had better bring into being a cultural /political force that can eclipse, eradicate or minimize the forces that dominate us today.