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

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Kennedy Assassination

Click here to access article from Real History Archives.

The directors of the ruling class have been flooding their media with an abundance of information and misinformation on the subject to insure that the younger generations learn the "correct" view about this historic incident.

This article provides a number of reliable resources to pursue if you want to know more about what the real story is. I followed the event closely on that day 50 years ago and have accessed a wide variety of authentic materials since then. If you have time for reading only one book about this tragedy, I highly recommend JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass. 

This posting also contains a brief commentary which I am quoting in full below:
People often ask,
"Why does the Kennedy assassination still matter?"

It's a good question, and one worthy of a longer and more detailed response than you'll find here. Ultimately each person needs to answer that for themselves, but here's one response:

When the government can flat out lie to its citizens about the death of its own President, when the truth is knowable, when the conspirators still living are not prosecuted, when the accessories after the fact still grind out the disinformation, when a concerted campaign to publish books promoting the big lie can go unchallenged, and when the media is not held accountable for its participation in the 40+ year
[50 year] cover-up, then our constitution is meaningless, our laws without substance, our people without hope of ever participating in the pseudo-democracy that passes for America.

 If we allow ourselves to be lied to in so blatant a fashion about something as important as the assassination of a president, can we really expect the government or the media to tell us the truth about anything at all after that? Is that why Watergate happened? Iran-Contra? If no one is held accountable, than anything goes.

We are only just now finding out about an operation during the Vietnam war to spray nerve gas on deserters. What is going on now that we cannot know for another thirty years?

George Orwell wrote in his famous book 1984, "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past." He wasn't being facetious. He was giving us a strong warning, and one that should be well heeded.

Don't give up your history. It's too important.