from "Truth and Reconciliation for the National Insecurity State" (in preparation)

background:

A half century of documenting difficult truths about the assassinations of the Kennedys and King had mixed results. Much of the public is skeptical of official claims yet confused about which counter narratives are correct. These suspicions were insufficient for a coherent societal response.

methods:

Forensic evidence proved that accused lone gunmen (Oswald, Ray, Sirhan) were not the assassins. Focusing on the motives for these crimes of state might increase understanding of how efforts for peace were thwarted. A South Africa style Truth and Reconciliation Commission may have the potential for transforming awareness. An effort in the United States would likely be non-governmental, without legal power.

results:

The 1999 King family lawsuit was a step toward Truth and Reconciliation, but the documentation and verdict were widely ignored. The media blackout suggested the perpetrators were not subject to political efforts to redress grievances. Extraordinary effort would be required to remedy what MLK called the triple evils of war, racism and economic injustice.

conclusions:

What would the world be if the Cold War had ended in JFK's second term, as planned, freeing up resources for peaceful purposes? What would "The Sixties" have been if President Kennedy's order to withdraw from Vietnam had been implemented? What society would we live in today if we had chosen global cooperation instead of endless warfare? What positive lessons can we learn from these missed opportunities, as nations fight over finite resources?

 

The Legacy of the Sixties

Military Industrial Complex killed Kennedy to prevent him from ending the Cold War

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech at American University calling for an end to the nuclear arms race. This speech got more coverage in the Soviet Union than in the USA.

On September 20, 1963, at the United Nations General Assembly, JFK offered to convert the "Moon race" into a cooperative effort with the Soviet Union. JFK's change of approach on the Moon race was part of an effort to end the Cold War, the reason the military industrial intelligence media financial complex removed him from office.

What would the world be if the Cold War had ended in JFK's second term, as planned, freeing up resources for peaceful purposes? What would "The Sixties" have been if the War on Vietnam had been allowed to end? What society would we live in today if we had chosen global cooperation instead of endless warfare? Would we have used our creative talents for something better? Would warnings about ecological destruction have been heeded? What positive lessons can we learn from this missed opportunity, as nations fight over finite resources?

We need a South African style Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the National Insecurity State, starting with the coup in Dallas.

— Mark Robinowitz

 

 



JFKMoon.org - by Mark Robinowitz - updated April 17, 2018