The resistance to hearing and accepting unspeakable truth is understandable. Nobody really wants to look at these perpetrations as false flag "inside jobs", (See my piece on David Ray Griffin about how a mainstream theologian came to this horrific conclusion) just as I am sure devout Catholics were initially unwilling to believe the stories about pedophile priests. Whenever there is deep trust - in family members, in a religious organization, in the people and institutions we select to govern us - and this trust is breached, there is at first disbelief.
Maybe we need to look at Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's Stages of Grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) as a formula for coming to grips with what James Douglass calls the "unspeakable".
You cannot heal what is not acknowledged. (Or, put another way, you cannot wake someone pretending to be sleeping.) Healing is now what is required, for the past and for our future. Please read JFK and the Unspeakable. Read it in groups. Discuss it. You can even get a script from Project Unspeakable and present / perform the story in living rooms and theaters.
You will come to recognize that as they stood poised to push the button during the last moments of the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev each had what could be termed "a near death experience" that pulled them from the brink, and set them on a each on a path - in conflict with their own generals - to de-escalate the Cold War. President Kennedy had opened secret talks with Cuba's Castro and had given orders for withdrawal from Vietnam.
This was simply intolerable to the Join Chiefs of Staff, the CIA, and the military industrial complex. Douglass's book offers persuasive evidence that the original plan was to kill the President, frame the Soviet Union and Cuba, and use that as a pretext for a preemptive nuclear strike. Sounds right out of Dr. Strangelove ... but as you read the documented accounts of what the Joint Chiefs said and how they felt ... well, you can see that Dr. Strangelove might have been more truth than fiction.
Read the story for yourself to see if it resonates. It is so important for us all to know the documented facts so that we understand where we stand 50 years down the line. The good news is that peace process that was initiated and interrupted can now go full speed ahead. The Pope at that time, Pope John XXIII, allowed himself to hold the hope "anything is possible," and now the new Pope Francis seems to be picking up that thread.
Dwight Eisenhower - who first warned us of the toxic forces that would murder Kennedy and snuff out the peace process - also said, "I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it."
That day might be today ... if enough of us have the courage to mourn the loss of peace in the 1960s ... and reenergize its rebirth in our lifetime.
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