We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
JFK + 50: Why It Still Matters
Having watched thus far two major TV programs on Kennedy's political career and assassination, I wish to god that this entire 16:14m video report could be available to non-subscribers. I am a subscriber and I urge others to support the Boiling Frogs website by signing up. They need financial support to continue their invaluable work of telling the true stories that mainstream media cover up or distort.
I feel so strongly about the importance of viewing this complete video that I am offering to cover the costs of subscriptions to five people who otherwise cannot afford to subscribe. I only need to be convinced that the applicants are genuine. Contact me through the email address in the "About Me" section. This offer will only last until the end of the month (11-30-2013).
The two programs I am referring to were National Geographic's program entitled "Killing Kennedy" and PBS's entitled "JFK". Both were presented in two segments, each last two hours over two days. The former programs will be rebroadcast on Nov. 15th and probably the 16th. I don't know about PBS's "JFK", but I assume it will be rebroadcast or made available online. PBS will also be presenting more such programs for the balance of the month.
Both programs misrepresent the real facts about Kennedy. National Geographic's simply re-hashed the official line about his assassination that formed very quickly after the event. PBS's program focused more on his political career and his two years eleven months as president which I found to be extremely misleading. This Corbett report presents a radically different point of view of Kennedy's time in office based on information from little known documents that are never reported in mainstream media. I also highly recommend the book entitled JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass who is featured in Corbett's video.
What the "unspeakable" is as alluded to in the film and dealt with at length in Douglass's book is
that Kennedy's assassination was a coup d'etat by the national security establishment that I prefer to refer to as the "shadow government" that now has an iron-grip on our society and much of the world. No president since Kennedy has been able to function in any kind of independent fashion except George H. W. Bush who was an integral part of the shadow government. Increasingly, especially beginning with Ronald Reagan, the office has been turned into a public relations function. The real office of the executive lies hidden behind the facade of the presidency.