The Pax Americana of the post September 11, 2001 era, which the Clean Break and PNAC documents outlined, is the exact opposite of the direction JFK wanted to begin taking America, which he expressed in his American University 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 for all time.” ~ President John F Kennedy (American University, June 10, 1963)
Here was my reply:
AJ! I did a show to commemorate the anniversary of JFK’s death a while back. I was not really down the rabbit hole then but I was beginning to figure it out. Once I heard that speech it just clicked–seemed downright obvious that that was why he had to go. I will find the show in case anyone wants to hear it.
Here is the show:
Here is a review of a book I read after that supports my (and AJ’s) conclusion:
In here is a short blurb I wrote on the book Mary’s Mosaic which gives a glimpse into the rabbit hole:
Here is a movie recommended as pretty accurate in Mary’s Mosaic:
Just for the record, I would not have voted for JFK. Not only do our principles and politics differ on their faces, according to Mary’s Mosaic, JFK was in favor of a world government which is the worst thing I can imagine. Furthermore, seems to me he was personally immoral and really an insider from the get-go. I do believe that once he got into office and saw that the power elite actually create the problems it then employs the military-industrial complex to solve, it was just a bridge too far for him. I think this is evident in that final speech (quoted above) and I think that is why he had to go. I honor him and his memory for this reason, but I am a libertarian and he most certainly was not.
Here’s the American University Speech in full:
Here’s just a clip that includes the quote above:
Wow…I just watched this last clip above and in addition to AJ’s quote, it includes a line about how problems created by man can be solved by man. This is a very important concept I cited just last night (another coincidence – weird.) I always go back to this idea when people hit a wall trying to understand US foreign policy, saying things like, “‘they’ know stuff we don’t know,” or “‘they’ are incompetent” or “it’s too complex.” These excuses are baloney. The problems are created by men and can be solved by men plain and simple and anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to bamboozle you, in my opinion–and in JFK’s too sounds like.