JFkI’m reminded of the expression “out of the mouths of babes” whenever I think about the question my son asked me one day when I was talking about JFK. It was in November 1988 and I had just bought LIFE magazine’s special 25th Anniversary edition of the assassination of President Kennedy. I was sitting on the couch looking at the pictures when my two sons came home from school. They sat down beside me and I started telling them about JFK but I couldn’t stop crying.
One of them asked me why I was still crying after all these years. I told them that it was because JFK was so good and the people who killed him were so bad but JFK was gone and the people who killed him were still here. Then my littlest son asked, “Mommy, if President Kennedy was so good then why did they kill him?”I was just about to go into a long explanation when it occurred to me that the answer was actually contained in the question and I replied, “President Kennedy was good. That’s why they killed him. “Several years later I was reading Arthur Schlesinger’s classic, A THOUSAND DAYS, and was struck by the truth of the dedication he chose.Order now
It was a quote from Ernest Hemingway:If people bring so much courage to this worldthe world has to kill them to break themso of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterwardmany are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentleand the very brave impartially.
In the years since 1988 I’ve been trying to teach people the truth about JFK. I’ve found that the only way to de-program them from the lies they’ve been told is to tell them to snap out of it and start thinking. I ask them if they would trust the people who blew JFK’s brains out in broad daylight to tell them the truth about anything. Most assure me they wouldn’t. I tell them that there is a strong body of evidence suggesting that the same people who arranged the assassination of JFK now own most of the mainstream media and use that media to tell lies about JFK’s life and death. They pay authors to write the books and documentaries that tell the lies.
I then suggest they go and read “1984” because Orwell is proving to be very accurate in many of his convictions. I tell them that in “1984” Orwell told us that: “BIG BROTHER (the Party) owned the print media, as well as film and radio; and used it to twist reality into whatever shape it chose. The Ministry of Truth (Lies) supplied the citizens of Oceania with newspapers, films, textbooks, telescreen programmes, plays, novels – with every conceivable kind of information, instruction, or entertainment. Anonymous directing brains co-ordinated the whole effort and laid down the laws of policy which made it necessary that this fragment of the past should be preserved, that one falsified, and the other rubbed out of existence. “I also remind people to “trust the reality of their own senses” and remember how they felt the day JFK died. If they are old enough most of them remember where they were when they heard JFK had been shot.
Lots of people who weren’t even BORN remember the day, because their parents have told them about it. I then explain to them that it is those memories that the liars are trying to destroy, and their new lies are intended for the next generation. Orwell called it “falsification of the past”, where the truth goes down the “memory hole”. I tell them that’s the meaning behind the “1984” quote: “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present, controls the past.
“As the conversation comes to a close, one thing we always agree on, is that the people who slaughtered JFK were evil. And the enemy of evil is good. Kennedy opposed evil, therefore Kennedy was good. That’s why they killed him. And then they killed his brother.
And then they took his son. But, as I say, don’t believe me. Do your own research. Turn off the “telescreen” while you still can.
Stop taking the “soma” of BRAVE NEW WORLD. Learn what Kennedy was up against before and during his administration. Learn what happened after his death. Soon a picture will begin to emerge, and the picture is not pretty. But it is accurately described by Orwell in “1984”.