In response to those who criticized the conclusions of the “The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy,” Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren wrote the following in his memoirs (p. 367):
“Practically all the Cabinet members of President Kennedy’s administration, along with Director J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI and Chief James Rowley of the Secret Service, whose duty it was to protect the life of the President, testified that to their knowledge there was no sign of any conspiracy. To say now that these people, as well as the Commission, suppressed, neglected to unearth, or overlooked evidence of a conspiracy would be an indictment of the entire government of the United States. It would mean the whole structure was absolutely corrupt from top to bottom, with not one person of high or low rank willing to come forward to expose the villainy…”
Contrary to Warren’s protestations, the government of the United States was corrupt then and remains corrupt now, because it was unwilling to expose “villainy” and is still reluctant to do so; not to guard national security or protect the American people, but to maintain the power of a privileged ruling class.
Authority is the trump card used by the powerful to suppress truth and eliminate opposition. It is an effective tactic whenever a government becomes separate from and unaccountable to the people. Citizens, who question authority in their search for truth, are deemed deranged because of their weakness and, as Earl Warren’s quote implies, government is presumed correct because of its power.
As New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison noted, the assassination of President Kennedy demonstrated that many people will believe the most unlikely inventions rather than confront the fact that their government is lying to them. Kennedy’s assassination and the subsequent concealment of the facts also proved that there is virtually nothing government officials and journalists will not do to protect those lies once it becomes clear that their deeds have governmental sanction.
The Warren Commission unequivocally stated that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, who fired a total of three shots in 6.8 seconds from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building using a 6.5 mm Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, even though, for example, the paraffin test of Oswald’s face indicated that he had not fired a rifle.
The flaws in the Warren Commission report are far too numerous to enumerate and the evidence is far too flimsy to have resulted in a conviction. Nevertheless, the government and the mainstream media have persisted in granting it credence.
None of that matters, however, because the Warren Commission was not intended to conduct a serious investigation of the Kennedy assassination, but to prevent one, in order to conceal a coup d’état.
Many people believe that Lyndon B. Johnson was installed as President of the United States at the behest of powerful politically- and financially-motivated people; that John F. Kennedy and the patsy Lee Harvey Oswald were executed under the supervision of members of the Central Intelligence Agency who were facilitated by organized crime and officials in Texas; and that Johnson and federal law enforcement, in particular J. Edgar Hoover, orchestrated a cover-up in which the mainstream media willingly participated, all of which continues to this day.
As Garrison stated in his closing arguments in the 1969 prosecution of alleged conspirator Clay Shaw:
“In this particular case, massive power was brought to bear to prevent justice from ever coming into this courtroom. The power to make authoritative pronouncements, the power to manipulate the news media by the release of false information, the power to interfere with an honest inquiry and the power to provide an endless variety of experts to testify in behalf of power, repeatedly was demonstrated in this case. “
It is then only a small step to America’s second coup d’état – the conspiracy of silence, disinformation and lies that has descended upon the public discourse regarding all questions related to Barack Obama’s eligibility for the Presidency, his personal history, the manner in which he attained high office and the extent to which he is held accountable for his un-Constitutional conduct. Despite the truly enormous historic implications, the politicians and the media actively suppress legitimate inquiry.
The Kennedy assassination and the installation of Barack Obama as President illustrate the conflict between power and truth and demonstrate the capability of government and the media to murder the truth, which could also, ultimately, murder our freedom.
Written by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. and posted at the Family Security Matters, January 7, 2014.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution“. He receives email at email@example.com.
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