So Why Does It Matter?

By Ron Resnick of Nelson, New Zealand. 6 Jan 2010.

Well researched and recently published new works on the murder of John F Kennedy JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James W. Douglass, have established that JFK had ceased to be the cold warrior he was during the Cuban missile crisis, he was planning a withdrawal of US forces from SE Asia and was intent on seriously pursuing arms reduction and peace with the Soviet Union.  In his 1961 farewell speech to the nation, President Dwight Eisenhower uttered the now famous warning to the nation to be wary of the power of the [as he called it]  the industrial military complex.  Little did he know that the threat he identified  would bring down his successor in a hail of bullets in Dallas in 1963.

So why, after nearly 50 years, does this matter?  It matters because since Kennedy was brought down no US President has dared to defy the military industrial complex.  Parties are controlled by the corporate money that fund them, candidate selection is made from a small pool of controllable assets, and even when an outsider is allowed to get  nominated, such as Obama, who spoke of ending a war, eliminating torture and closing prison camps, once elected they all must adhere to the will of the real power that runs the USA and most of the world.  If you can gatecrash a White House state dinner, how hard is it to get an assassin close to any president?

Obama’s speech in Oslo accepting the Peace Prize was pure Orwell, war makes peace. Obama is Bush 2.0 with better grammar, good teeth, and honed teleprompter skills.

The situation is little different in this part of the world.  In 1975 the twice elected Whitlam government in Australia, was removed in a peaceful coup de etat. Whitlam’s government learned that its own secret intelligence organisation, ASIO, was somewhat of a front for the CIA, .In 1973 his Attorney General, with Federal Police, raided ASIO HQ in Melbourne, breaking into a safe.  It was then only a matter of time before the strikingly independent and reform minded Whitlam government would be removed.

So why does this matter?  Since the 60s and 70s it is clearly understood that there are limits to what governments in this part of the world will be allowed to do, particularly in regard to international and ‘defence’ matters.  Yes, we got a way with being anti-nuclear, but only just.  A strong case in point is the Waihopi base.  It’s known to be part of the grand USA/UK global surveillance network like Pine Gap in Australia.  And it doesn’t matter who is in government here, that base, the areas of Christchurch airport which are sovereign US territory, the snuggling up of our politicians to US power brokers, and the secret relationship with the USA miliary industrial complex will remain intact.  We referred to former Eastern European countries as Soviet satellites, yet the term would not be misplaced being used to refer to the lack of independence allowed our government and others in our region.

This is not secret information.  The facts are out there if you care to do some research.  You won’t have this information laid in front of you by the mainstream media, which is mostly controlled by the same corporations either in league, or in fear of the military industrial complex…even NZ state owned media only provide the official USA government approved conspiracy theory of the events of 9-11.  [an issue requring  1000s of  words] Sometimes, real information seeps in through Al Jezerra, never the BBC or TVNZ.

So I ask again, why does all this matter?  It’s summer in Nelson, the sun is shining the shops and cafes are filled with visitors and life seems very good.    Well, I guess it’s the difference between being awake and being aware.  Awake is fine, life is good, aware can  be fraught with worry and concerns.  Being aware can’t be switched off, you get stuck with it, and you acquire a need  to share and shake others with it.

Happy New Year.

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One Response to So Why Does It Matter?

  1. Nik says:

    “On June 4th, 1963, President Kennedy signed a presidential document, called Exec­utive Order 11110, which further amended Executive Order 10289 of September 19th, 1951. This gave Kennedy, as President of the United States, legal clearance to create his own money to run the country, money that would belong to the people, an Interest and debt-free money. He had printed United States Notes, completely ignoring the Federal Reserve Notes from the private banks of the Federal Reserve.

    Our records show that Kennedy issued $4,292,893,825 of cash money. It was perfect­ly obvious that Kennedy was out to under­mine the Federal Reserve System of the United States.

    But it was only a few months later, in November of 1963, that the world received the shocking news of President Kennedy’s assassination. No reason was given, of course, for anyone wanting to commit such an atrocious crime. But for those who knew anything about money and banking, it did — not take long to put the pieces of the puzzle together. For surely, President Kennedy must have had It in mind to repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and return back to the United States Congress the power to create its own money.

    It is interesting to note that, only one day after Kennedy’s assassination, all the United States notes, which Kennedy had issued, were called out of circulation. Was this through an executive order of the newly installed president, Lyndon B. Johnson? Was President Johnson afraid of the Bankers? Or was he one of their instruments? At any rate, all of the money President Kennedy had created was destroyed. And not a word was said to the American people.”

    Nuclear Free New Zealand came about from the direct introduction for the policy in parliament by the Social Credit party in the 1980s, – who used their leverage of over 20% of the vote to force the issue I think.

    Any case, it is of the historical record that Social Credit pushed it into action while in parliament while all in sundry have claimed it ever since.

    Bruce Beetham, who was the youngish leader of Social Credit when they broke 20%, soon developed a heart condition and suffered a heart attack. Their platform was on issuing debt free sovereign money in replacement of the inflationary private interest bearing debt means of exchange, which drove the subsequent de-industrialization of NZ, loss of sovereignty, social breakdown & pervasiveness of commercialisation from the 80s to the present day.

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