18 July 2006

jfk speech on secret societies

link to audio download page
transcript and audio of speech at
the john f. kennedy presidential library and museum

president john fitzgerald kennedy and jfk, jr.

we came across this interesting website yesterday. we dont remember how exactly we stumbled across it. thats the beauty of the internet when you start clicking hyperlinks you never know where you will wind up at.

anyway, this sites author alan watt asserts that it was because of this speech given by president john f. kennedy to the national news publishers association at the waldorf astoria hotel in new york city on 27 april 1961 that kennedy was marked to die.

kennedy speech snip:
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it’s in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know."
snip from website:
"I’d like to talk a little bit about the secret societies which have become a fan of this whole topic–this conspiracy theory which is pushed out there by the top to make it almost like a sideline hobby which discredits the truth because history is in fact full of one conspiracy after another done by one or other groups all down through the ages.

Oliver Stone shows you in the movie JFK the group that killed the President and it’s when they meet in the park by the Washington Memorial and when they ask, “who could have had the power to do all of this,” and it pans back and the two men become minute dots on the little park bench and from the top to the bottom of the screen on the left hand side you see the whole monument the symbol, the obelisk of the real secret society above all the little freemasonic institutions outer portico at the bottom. The real boys. The real boys that are the establishment you see. That’s who killed him."

fascinating stuff.
  • jfk blown away 42 years ago today

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    reposted 22 november 2007
    originally posted 18 july 2006