Facing JFK Truth, 9/11 Truth, And The Current Historical Crisis
"Certain errors require greater expense of intellect than Truth itself. Tycho , and rightly so, has an error to thank for all his great fame, and if Kepler had not explained the universe to us he would have become famous anyway for the error that obsessed him like a madness and for the astute grounds on which he supported it; namely, his notion that the moon does not turn on its axis." - Heinrich von Kleist. (1)."An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it," said Canadian-American author O.A. Battista. President John F. Kennedy quoted that line in his famous speech about the role of the press in a free society at the the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York on April 27, 1961. Kennedy called the press "the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news," which is why the press is so tightly controlled and dominated by powerful interests who want to shape the public discourse about historical events and major issues that concern peace, human freedom, and the evolution of mankind.
Two of the biggest, history-changing events in the last fifty years were the public assassination of JFK in 1963, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. Immediately after news about both events first hit the airwaves government officials in the highest levels of the United States government went on television to advance an official story, which was repeated endlessly thereafter by members of the press. Only a mere few days later, all questioning about who was behind either event was regarded as distracting, counter-productive, crazy, and even traitorous. New explanations of the events were forbidden to be discussed, despite massive evidence that proves both official narratives were false and that government officials lied. For the vast majority of society Oswald killed JFK, and Osama Bin Laden did 9/11. Thus spoke officialdom, and thus followed the herd.
Both events were catastrophic, and signaled the beginning of a new era for America and the world. The death of President Kennedy represented the death of the presidency itself and the triumph of the secret National Security State and the war hawks; and with 9/11 came the death of a nation at the height of its power and the ascendancy of an oligarchical dictatorship and a worldview that puts a select group of lawless corporations and banks atop the the hierarchy of power, above sovereign governments and free peoples.
Since America has been turned on its head, and its current traitorous leaders are pushing the world towards chaos and destruction, the only solution is to help America return to its roots of liberty and revolution, which requires that we all accept the painful truths of our age, and develop a new narrative of post-WWII American history, especially relating to the events of JFK, and 9/11. Many people have already started on this journey to a new history and a new narrative. Historians and commentators have written exhaustively about the wide influence of the National Security State/Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex in America's internal and external affairs. The situation is so bad in America that if George Washington was President today he would be assassinated by the CIA and his death would be blamed on a lone gunman.
Historian Garry Wills wrote one of the best accounts of America's descent into tyranny in his book "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State ." Before the book's publication in January 2010, Wills wrote an article for The New York Review of Books in September 2009 called "Entangled Giant." An excerpt:
But the momentum of accumulating powers in the executive is not easily reversed, checked, or even slowed. It was not created by the Bush administration. The whole history of America since World War II caused an inertial transfer of power toward the executive branch. The monopoly on use of nuclear weaponry, the cult of the commander in chief, the worldwide network of military bases to maintain nuclear alert and supremacy, the secret intelligence agencies, the entire national security state, the classification and clearance systems, the expansion of state secrets, the withholding of evidence and information, the permanent emergency that has melded World War II with the cold war and the cold war with the "war on terror"--all these make a vast and intricate structure that may not yield to effort at dismantling it. Sixty-eight straight years of war emergency powers (1941 "2009) have made the abnormal normal, and constitutional diminishment the settled order.The scale of evil in the United States National Security State cannot be overstated. The murder of JFK and 9/11 were acts of high treason, whose perpetrators are still at large in positions of the highest authority, safely continuing their evil agenda. How we face down this enemy that threatens all life on the planet, and the freedoms of all Mankind, is a question that few are contemplating. But that's okay because all we need is a few good men and women to recover history and change it at the same time. Men like author and peace activist James W. Douglass.
"John F. Kennedy was no saint. Nor was he any apostle of nonviolence. However, as we are all called to do, he was turning. Teshuvah , "turning," the rabbinic word for repentance, is the explanation for Kennedy's short-lived, contradictory journey toward peace. He was turning from what would have been the worst violence in history toward a new, more peaceful possibility in his and our lives.Kennedy knew the threats to his life and country sprang not from the Soviet Union but from a dark and corrupt powerful clique within his own government. But Kennedy stood tall and didn't back down. He was a revolutionary President, a true prince of peace. He was born into a world at war in 1917, and grew to become the leader of the free world that was once again at war, but he quickly wised up after a few encounters with the war hawks that were swooping around him and did all he could given his power as the President of the most powerful country in the world to turn the page of history, and end the greatest of all evils, war. For this reason I think he was on the same plane as the revolutionary Founding Fathers.
He was therefore in deadly conflict with the Unspeakable.
"The Unspeakable" is a term Thomas Merton coined at the heart of the sixties after JFK's assassination--in the midst of the escalating Vietnam War, the nuclear arms race, and the further assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. In each of those soul-shaking events Merton sensed an evil whose depth and deceit seemed to go beyond the capacity of words to describe.
"One of the awful facts of our age," Merton wrote in 1965, "is the evidence that [the world] is stricken indeed, stricken to the very core of its being by the presence of the Unspeakable." The Vietnam War, the race to a global war, and the interlocking murders of John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy were all signs of the Unspeakable. It remains deeply present in our world." (2).
President Kennedy gave America, and all mankind a vision for a new, more peaceful world. He didn't just preach. He followed his words with deeds. He was definitely more revolutionary than the tyrannical Che Guevara, who is still revered to this day by some as a Christ among men despite his record of brutality to his fellow man, and the fact that he wanted to bomb New York City.
Douglass says John F. Kennedy was a martyr for freedom and peace. He was fully committed to America's ideals, and embodied the spirit of the guardian and defender, unlike any other modern American President. Douglass points to Kennedy's Commencement Address at American University on June 10, 1963 as one of the greatest speeches an American President has ever given. Kennedy's speech amounted to a declaration for world peace; a permanent ceasefire; a truly bold, and evolutionary step for mankind. Here is an excerpt from that speech:
"I have, therefore, chosen this time and place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth too rarely perceived. And that is the most important topic on earth: peace. What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, and the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their children -- not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time but peace in all time." (3).On the surface it appears that the death of Kennedy meant the death of a dream for world peace, but upon further reflection, his act of defiance against the intelligence and military establishment was only the beginning of a process of historical change that we must now all continue and finish but especially the American people, who live in the most powerful and revolutionary nation, and hence, bear the greatest responsibility to change the world.
What is stopping people from changing the world is the misreading of history. The belief that Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 prohibits us from ending the war on terror and lends weight to the voices in authority in the United States government. So as long as they are perceived to have any credibility, they will continue to kill, lie, and further manipulate America and the world for their own evil ends.
By viewing history through a false lens we fail to see the true reality that world peace is possible. Instead of looking through the eyes of prophets, we are looking through the eyes of the tyrants who killed them. President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were all leaders who saw the historical situation clearly and judged the times they lived in rightly, and then acted accordingly, which is why they were all killed. Such great men are despised by lesser men who can't change with the times because they are too greedy and self-interested.
All four men were the best men of their time. They had courage, boldness, wisdom, compassion, moral strength, all qualities of great men. And they all understood that Mankind was in a state of crisis which can't be repressed or avoided, but faced and conquered. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, author, peace activist, who features prominently in James Douglass's book, said that "Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood. "
Spanish philosopher Jose' Ortega y Gasset defined a historical crisis as follows:
"when the world change which is produced consists in this: the world, the system of convictions belonging to a previous generation, gives way to a vital state in which man remains without these convictions, and therefore without a world. Man returns to a state of not knowing what to do, for the reason that he returns to a state of actually not knowing what to think about the world. Therefore the change swells to a crisis and takes on the character of a catastrophe. The world change consists of the fact that the world in which man was living has collapsed, and, for the moment, of that alone. It is a change which begins by being negative and critical. One does not know what new thing to think--one only knows, or thinks he knows, that the traditional norms and ideas are false and inadmissible. One feels a profound disdain for everything, or almost everything, which was believed yesterday; but the truth is that there are no new positive beliefs with which to replace the traditional ones. Since that system of convictions, that world, was the map which permitted man to move within his environment with a certain security, and since he now lacks such a map, he again feels himself lost, at loose ends, without orientation." (4).It is hard for me to describe the current historical crisis because I have not thought about it too deeply but it is definitely rooted in the individual's inability to accept difficult truths that threatens his/her core views and beliefs about the world. For a lot of people some truths are too scary to comprehend, let alone accept. The German philosopher Karl Jaspers said that "Man is mind, and the situation of man as man is a mental situation." (5). This is a great quote because it reveals the important truth that changing the world is as easy and as painful as changing our minds.
How we see and understand catastrophic events like the death of JFK and 9/11 influences how we view the world and history, and our behavior in everyday life. The fact that our perceptions are managed about these big events means that we are not free, but slaves. But who is the ultimate oppressor, and the biggest gatekeeper - dark villains behind the secret US National Security State, or our own minds? I think a person's own mind is the biggest gatekeeper.
I hope historians will define our age not as the age of the "Great Terror," but the age of the Great Error. The Great Error is the false belief that Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. A previous Great Error was the false, age-old belief that the Sun circled the Earth. The error that Al-Qaeda is guilty for 9/11 rather than the United States government has resulted in a long war on terror, the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, and the end of liberty in the West.
Why do people not see the obvious truth that the official story is a hoax? It seems this question is part of a larger history. Mankind has been down this road before. Deception and war always go together. But few thinkers have investigated why Man erred so much, and for such long periods of time. One thinker who asked why, and tried to help free Mankind, was Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. In his book, Ether, God & Devil & Cosmic Superimposition, Reich wrote:
"The aspirations everywhere are the same, and so are the ideals.Reich asked another profound question that we in our age are only beginning to ask:
If all men desire peace, then why is there always another murderous war, against the will and vital interests of the global population?" (6).
"Why is it so hard for truth to assert itself against lies and defamation? Why is it not the other way around, that lies have to assert themselves against the truth?" (7).And another:
"Why does the average person evade serious questions that go to the heart of the matter?" (8).And another:
"Why do people always discuss unessential, and never essential, matters in the United Nations? It is obvious that important matters and simple answers are avoided. Why?" (9).Reich was making a larger point that the average person must self-examine his own prejudices and beliefs, and place the burden of civilization upon himself. Blaming wars on the power elite, or oligarchs, or lying politicians, or capitalists, won't solve anything. We are all morally and intellectually responsible for mass evils like war. Jaspers delivered the same message in Germany after the catastrophe of World War II, giving lectures across the country and the continent about the importance of recognizing collective moral guilt in society for the Holocaust and the mass death camps.
Of course, some people are more guilty than others for the current state of the world. But the collective denial of 9/11 truth and the truth about JFK's assassination proves that "the People" are not innocent. There are no excuses. A person can't evade disturbing evidence, use the term "conspiracy theorist" to ridicule skeptics of the official version of JFK's death and the 9/11 attacks, and still remain a totally innocent person. It is no longer a question of who killed JFK and why they did it; and who did 9/11 and why they did it. We know who and we know why. There is scientific evidence that disproves the official version of both events. The evil manipulators of America's National Security State were behind both crimes because they wanted America to remain in a state of permanent war.
Any one who examines carefully the assassination of JFK and 9/11 comes to the conclusion that America's current diabolical and traitorous National Security regime must be changed. The emerging consensus is that an entirely new chapter in human existence must be written, and America must lead the way. But change can't come violently. The time has come to stop pointing the finger only at corrupt manipulators in power, instead, we must critically examine why We The People fall for blatant lies, and continue to evade painful truths that, if accepted, would help us to form a new and better reality for all who live on this Earth. We must grow up, and face the catastrophic truths of our age rather than wait for political Messiahs, or think that if only the power elite were gone things would be different. The problem originates within, and the solution is found there too. Every man and woman must look into his/her own mirror and rethink his own beliefs before there can be any significant collective change in society. Coming to terms with the truths about JFK and 9/11 is as much an individual journey as it is a collective journey. Reich wrote:
"Only human beings who are forced to hide something catastrophic are capable of erring so consistently and punishing so relentlessly any attempt at clarifying such errors." (10).Hopefully people have advanced mentally to the point where they no longer take statements made by authority figures on blind faith. Maybe the present global political awakening is a sign of human evolution. If a change of mass consciousness does occur then it will mean the end of war, and the start of a new era in human civilization. And we will have many teachers and leaders to thank for, from saints like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., to statesmen like John F. Kennedy, and thinkers Karl Jaspers and Carl Jung who labored to make conscious the shadow-side of society, and of our personal psyches.
How we approach the current historical crisis depends on how we see the shadowy events of the past. In the case of 9/11, Muslim terrorists are not the culprits, instead, the state terrorists inside America are to blame. JFK is one of the greatest men of the modern era and a shining example who was killed by corrupt forces in the American establishment, not a womanizing and clueless young President who just happened to get killed by a lone nutcase on a day in November. These are not blanket statements. They are backed up by a mountain of evidence. JFK was indeed a hero, and it is important that we remember our heroes and why they died. We cannot forget what Kenned did, and why he did it. He was a special man. We must remember him for his visionary and brave "turn towards peace" as James Douglass says in his illuminating book.
We must also remember that America was created by revolutionary men, and maintained by revolutionary men, which means it will be saved by revolutionary men. But there won't be any recovery so as long as people mistakenly believe that the men in the cockpit have the best interests of America, and of humanity, in mind. The truth is they don't. They are murderous state terrorists who must be exposed, and hanged as traitors.
1. Miller, P. B. (Ed.). (1982). An Abyss Deep Enough: Letters of Heinrich von Kleist with a Selection of Essays and Anecdotes. Edited, Translated, and Introduced by Philip B. Miller. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. Pg. 253.
2. Douglass, J. W. (2008). JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Pg. XV.
3. John F. Kennedy's Commencement Address at American University; June 10, 1963.
4. Y Gasset, J. O. (1958). Man And Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton. Pg. 86.
5. Jaspers, K. (1933). Man in the Modern Age. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Pg. 11.
6. Reich, W. (1973). Ether, God & Devil & Cosmic Superimposition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Pg 35.
8. Ibid. Pg. 36.
10. Ibid. Pg. 30.