The headlines: January 1, 2021
- World Health Organization (WHO) officials claim the world needs to prepare for a pandemic that may be more severe.
- December has been the nation’s deadliest month since the pandemic began in early 2020, and health officials have warned January could be worse.
- A new variant [of COVID-19] spreading across the United States is more infectious.
As the remaining minutes of 2020 evaporated, I turned the last pages of JFK and the Unspeakable, Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass, 2008. We all know the story; the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, secret dialogues with Nikita Khrushchev, Dr. Strangelove, Kennedy determined to pull American troops out of Vietnam, the President’s secret service security ordered to stand back in Dallas, a puff of smoke behind the fence on the grassy knoll, the stolen autopsy by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the lone nut CIA operative, double agent Oswald shot by another CIA operative, Jack Ruby, J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, and the Mafia, Zapruder’s film of the motorcade playing again and again. I was fourteen. The image of a large black speaker describing JFK’s murder, setting on the grass outside the gymnasium door, is firmly etched.
Reading JFK and the Unspeakable, created a time machine, embracing the unprecedented events of 2020, the now and future of 2021, and the long history of forces behind today’s headlines. The COVID event, like embedded Russian dolls or a recurring masquerade, is part of a much larger theater. The names, costumes, and roles are different, but the main forces and those writing the script are the same. JFK and the Unspeakable was noted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in his essay, It’s Time to Find Our Common Ground and Fight the Real Deep State. A must-read, for in this essay he connected the dots on the time machine dashboard; past, present, and future. Recall, Operation Warpspeed is a Pentagon-CIA controlled mission.
The Deep State does exist. It has already obliterated the middle class and has democracy on the ropes. The real power behind the curtain is a conglomeration of corporations — coal, oil, chemical, steel, and pharmaceutical, recently joined by telecom, Big Tech/Big Data –– all bound, in a web of corruption, to our global military-intelligence apparatus.
It is this collaboration of modern Robber Barons that is making war on democracy, civil rights, and the lower classes while driving our country down the road to plutocracy and environmental apocalypse. This conglomeration has declared war on America’s democracy and freedoms. Anyone who doubts that the Deep State exists should read the myriad histories of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including Tim Weiner’s “Legacy of Ashes,” David Talbot’s “The Devil’s Chessboard” and James Douglass’s “JFK and the Unspeakable.”
My grandfather picked our family’s 60-plus-year fistfight with the CIA in 1954, when President Eisenhower appointed him to a commission, chaired by former President Herbert Hoover, to investigate the CIA.
On my seventh birthday, January 17, 1961, three days before my uncle John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) inauguration as America’s 35th president, outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered the greatest speech of his career, warning Americans against the Deep State, which he called the “military-industrial complex.”
Eisenhower cautioned that the cartel could destroy our democracy: “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government... [W]e must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”
Eisenhower went on: “We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of a huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
In 1968, my father died during a presidential campaign waged against the war machine. He promised he would end the Vietnam War on the day he took his oath of office. He told his writer friend, Pete Hamill, that he meant to break up the CIA. Three weeks before his murder, he publicly acknowledged that he intended to reopen the investigation of his brother’s assassination.
My father’s death was one of five great national tragedies –– the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr.; the Vietnam War; 9/11; and COVID-19 — that allowed the men who want permanent war [now mutating into the war against biology] to transform America, which was once the world’s exceptional democracy, into a National Security State.
JFK and RFK dedicated their careers to preserving American democracy and idealism. One of their defining struggles was against the Deep State, and in particular the clawing power of Big Carbon. My own career has continued this tradition.
“We are on the front lines of the most important battle in history. It is a battle to save democracy, and freedom, liberty, and human dignity from this totalitarian cartel that is trying to rob every nation in the world simultaneously.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The vast, coordinated and instantaneous propaganda machine, the most sophisticated, direct and powerful ever imagined, beats the daily drum; COVID, COVID, COVID, as was done with the JFK murder, Oswald, Oswald, Oswald, with 911, with ‘weapons of mass destruction’, along with many other carefully planned propaganda-media campaigns. Powerful words - pandemic, confirmed cases, confirmed deaths - are aligned with scary images of breathing tubes, space suits, flashing lights, and covered bodies on gurneys, while backstage, in the fine print, the definitions of the words used are changed from all historical precedent, and with that ongoing sleight-of-hand, the charts, graphs, and headlines don’t mean what we-the-people assume they mean, which, of course, is the point. Call it what you will, designed confusion, propaganda, public relations, global mind, and population control… This is the new normal that we must be alert enough, aware enough, and smart enough to transcend.
“Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of a huge industrial [technological] and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
Each one of us MUST do our part, with the same spirit that united our parents and grandparents in World War II, to be that alert and knowledgeable citizen. This demands seeing through the propaganda. It means asking deep and probing questions and to keep asking them. It means demanding proof that the daily-dose of hypnotizing headlines is backed by verifiable research, generated by uncorrupted individuals who are not on the payroll of those producing the show. It means communicating openly with others, with clarity and passion, what you, by your own deep inquiry, know to be true.
Simultaneously, and with equal passion (which is the hard part), standing firm against the unspeakable, do so with reverence for the mystery and sacredness of nature, which is your and your children’s nature, denying, with warrior-like peace and beauty, the dark force’s spell, that your very nature is the enemy.
Welcome to 2021.