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JFK would be 1 century old This May 29th 2017!

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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:42 AM

JFK speech to the Congress May 25th 1961
First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the appropriate lunar space craft. We propose to develop alternate liquid and solid fuel boosters, much larger than any now being developed, until certain which is superior. We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations-explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon-if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.

The peace of God to all that belong to the Light
Dear Readers

Today at 56 years of the Historic speech of President John F Kennedy foretelling the American arrival to moon we are preparing for
This Next Monday May 29th 2017 a day in which He would be celebrating his 100 years birthday if he had been alive.

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All serious poll houses of the statistics world coincide in a Gallup study that 54 years after if his tragic death Kennedys remains in the collective inconsient if the Americans as the most popular President of the United States in the XX century.

With an overwhelming 70% of sympathy he even compete with our founder fathers in Fame and recognition, what it is quite remarkable for a man that was in the oval office for less than three years.

Many of his proposals were enacted, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Revenue Act of 1964, his projects became successful as it was the space race to the moon, and proven to be the correct path to develop giant technology advances as for instance the microcomputers and satellites that opened the era of information highway we enjoy today.

Also his predictions became outstandably precise, like that Berlin wall was going to fail and fall, that democracy was going to win the cold war, the involvement in Vietnam was a terrible mistake, and African Americans and other minorities were going to contribute enormeously to make America greater.

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It is also interesting to see that in spite of the political establishment decision to close his case of Assassination blaming a supposedly lonely shooter of all the fatal injuries he suffered in Daley Plaza, Dallas, in November 22nd if 1963, still today over 56% of the Americans believe he was victim of a plot, removed from power by a coup d'etat.

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 In one unnerving exchange, on Nov 19 1963, President Kennedy is heard in a diary meeting with an aide discussing whether he is free to see an Indonesian general the following week.

"I will see him – when is he here, Monday? Well that's a tough day," he says.

"It's a hell of a day, Mr President," the staffer replies. Kennedy was buried six days later on Monday Nov 25 1963 at Virginia's Arlington Cemetery.

We are going to remember in the happy occasion of his centenary of birth this great man that pushed America ahead as few on each of the intense thousand historical days of his brilliant administration.

Of course we can not let pass this opportunity to come back to the many fundings hundreds of devoted researchers have done to clarify the circumstances of the crime that cut his life abruptly in the peak of his popularity, when he was in reelection campaign running toward a landslide victory.

The thread is open as space of reflection on the JFK legacy in all aspects, but moreover as the contribution he made to strength the Presidential institution that unfortunately has been eroded dramatically along decades of scandals since his time.

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The Angel of Lightness

Profesor Robert Dallek said Kennedy had previously been told by the historian David Herbert Donald that Abraham Lincoln's reputation may not have been as great had he lived long enough to become embroiled in domestic politics.

"At that lecture, Kennedy asked Professor Donald if Lincoln had lived, would his reputation be as great as it currently is in the United States? And predictably, Donald said probably not because he would have had to have wrestled with the problems of reconstruction, the post Civil War era," he said.

"And Kennedy, remembering that, said to Mrs Kennedy after his success in the Cuban Missile Crisis, he said if anyone's going to kill me, it should happen now."

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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 09:12 AM
a reply to: The angel of light

Good alternative history on the JFK assassination:

You may not agree with all of the commentary but the facts presented are done really well.

posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:37 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015

Well Dear dfnj2015,

Well, if JFK death would have been an isolated case of Assassination in the 1960s the Conspiracy theories fairly could be rejected as sensationalist literature.

However, analyzing it aside the deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and moreover of his brother RFK the night he won the primary of California sound several times more logical in the light of the law of probabilities than the official version of a series of lonely assasins.

Notice that we are not considering the absolute incompetence of Dallas police headquarters to preserve the life of Lee Garvey Oswald to face a trial, or the intriguing accidents Senator Edward Kennedy suffered, in car and airplane, and the fatal one of John F Kennedy Jr.

Without counting 1963-4 Presidential campaign and election, the one of 1968 has only other two that compete closely for the most corrupt ever in America, the 1972 and 2016 of course.

Now, JFK had a really strange ability to pickup correctly predictions about his future or the one of situations he was particularly interested in.

In early 1963, Kennedy told Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who opposed increased U.S. involvement in Vietnam, that he would begin withdrawing advisors from South Vietnam at the beginning of his second term in 1965. Kennedy disclosed the same plan to Roswell Gilpatric, his deputy secretary of Defense. But the tragedy in Dallas in November 1963 changed everything.

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He also had a personal fascination with the possibility to die young and particularly in office.

Quoted by Kenneth O'donnell And David Powers,
I had in my hand a copy of the Dallas News, with its black-bordered anti-Kennedy tirade, but I hesitated to show it to the President because I was reluctant to dampen his cheerful mood. I waited while he made a telephone call to Uvalde, Texas, to talk with Jon Nance Garner; Lyndon Johnson reminded him that today was Garner’s ninety-fifth birthday. Then I handed him the newspaper. He said he had seen it, and he showed the black-bordered advertisement to Jackie. That night on the way back to Washington, she and I talked about what he said to her while she was reading the ad. “We’re heading into nut country today,” he said. “But Jackie, if somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it, so why worry about it?”

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This is something that has come to the attention of various if his biographers.

Possibly it was the fact of the unexpected death of his elder brother Joe Jr, during WWII in Europe, or his own adventure in the Pacific when his ship was sunk by the Japanese naval forces.

"Thank God nobody wanted to kill me today," he said to a friend half a century ago tonight while flying from Florida to Washington. How would it happen? By someone firing at his motorcade from a high window, he thought.

Kennedy also confided in the friend, Dave Powers, that he really didn't want to go to Texas later that week. "God, I hate to go to Texas," JFK said, adding that he had "a terrible feeling about going." And on the morning of his murder, Friday, November 22, that terrible feeling was still with him. "Last night would have been a hell of a night to assassinate a president," he told his wife Jacqueline and Ken O'Donnell, a top aide.

William Manchester, in the definitive account of the assassination — Death of a President — picks up the story:
"I mean it," Kennedy said. "There was the rain, and the night, and we were all getting jostled. Suppose a man had a pistol in a briefcase." Then Kennedy "gestured vividly, pointing his rigid index finger at the wall and jerking his thumb twice to show the action of the hammer. "Then he could have dropped the gun and the briefcase" — in pantomime he dropped them and whirled in a tense crouch — "and melted away in the crowd." [Death of a President]

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posted on May, 26 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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The inaugural speech of John F Kennedy sent a powerful philosophical message to his generation of what was the correct attitude to assume to build a better country for all, and at the same time gave us a so useful tool to determine what have been the wrong ones that may damage our possibilities at future.

With the sharp mind that allowed to John F Kennedy to analyze deeply the role of great leaders of the past through his Pulitzer laurated book Profiles in Courage, the youngest President ever elected identified that the only factor that can jeopardize the American dream is the lack of sense of patriotism, the selfishness or sectarian thoughts that put the interests of groups over the great national ones.

JFK January 20th 1961
And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you -  ask what you can do for your country.

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Kennedy way of leadership was inviting to sum and not to subtract, to gather people around great goals to pursue important achievements that define a new frontier to be conquered by our civilization.

JFK March 13th 1961
we invite our friends in Latin America to contribute to the enrichment of life and culture in the United States. We need teachers of your literature and history and tradition, opportunities for our young people to study in your universities, access to your music, your art, and the thought of your great philosophers. For we know we have much to learn.

     In this way you can help bring a fuller spiritual and intellectual life to the people of the United States -- and contribute to understanding and mutual respect among the nations of the hemisphere.

He didn't believe in sectarianisms that divide, or agitate racial hatred, he prevented us about the dangers of secret societies and secret plots representing circles of power, he condemned emphatically in Berlin the culture of creating walls among people, he encouraged to the contrary to think in great, with sense of generosity and Not with obsessions that look in ways to isolate or segregate instead to Integrate.

JFK Berlin, June 26th 1963
Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us. 

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Following the same social progressive principles of his Internal Civil rights agenda, Kennedy Continental policies were to build an Alliance for Progress among all the nations of a Western hemisphere.

Such Alliance for Progress must be committed with the solid principles of democracy, justice, cooperativism, and freedom.

JFK March 13th 1961
we must support all economic integration which is a genuine step toward larger markets and greater competitive opportunity. The fragmentation of Latin American economies is a serious barrier to industrial growth. Projects such as the Central American common market and free trade areas in South America can help to remove these obstacles.

 ....., the United States is ready to cooperate in serious, case-by-case examinations of commodity market problems. Frequent violent change in commodity prices seriously injure the economies of many Latin American countries, draining their resources and stultifying their growth. Together we must find practical methods of bringing an end to this pattern.

The Americas alliance would be solidly based into promote a social order that give a more balanced access to opportunities to all, creating a robust market that was going to replace feudal economic structures that are preventing the growth that can assure progress for all.

JFK March 13th 1961
We meet together as firm and ancient friends, united by history and experience and by our determination to advance the values of American civilization. For this New World of ours is not a mere accident of geography. Our continents are bound together by a common history, the endless exploration of new frontiers. Our nations are the product of a common struggle, the revolt from colonial rule. And our people share a common heritage, the quest for the dignity and the freedom of man.

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Unfortunately the tragedy of JFK assassination cut in practice the Alliance for progress that he proposed for the Americas, his own Marshall plan for Latin America that was imitating the similar initiative that was developed in the reconstruction of Europe after WWII to prevent the expansion of communism.

The following US administrations decided instaed to continue to build a bridge of collaboration to boost the democratization of all the hemisphere, to support the expansion of corrupt dictatorships that were opposed to any social change and belonged actually to Fascist ideology.

Another aspect of the negative outcome occurred in the Americas following JFK death is that the lack of interest of the USA government into invest in the future of Latin America contrasted with the intense geopolitical game between domestic American mafias of narcotraffic already in operation controling the distribution of illicit drugs in need to expand the production of them closer than the far east, from one side, and the international communist organizations in the political battles of the cold war willing to take control of the region from other.

Just a decade after JFK death only Costarica, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela remained ruled by democracies, the rest of the vast Latin America were under military regimes or suffering the struggle of Marxist Revolutions.


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posted on May, 28 2017 @ 08:04 PM
The peace of God to all that belong to the Light
Dear Readers

As an Interesting remark let me recall that John K Kennedy, the same President that handle with an extreme tact the worst crisis of the cold war, the Soviet missiles in Cuba of 1962, being enough firm to push the Communists to remove them from Cuba, but at the same time preventing a Nuclear Armageddon with the USSR, was in her youth a war Heroe on the Pacific fighting against Japan.

Here it is the description of the accion in which Kennedy performed heroically when as a Lieutenant his boat was attacked.

PT 109 was one of the boats left behind. Lieutenant Kennedy rendezvoused his boat with two others, PT 162 and PT 169. The three boats spread out to make a picket line across the strait. At about 2:30 in the morning, a shape loomed out of the darkness three hundred yards off PT 109's starboard bow. The young lieutenant and his crew first believed it to be another PT boat. When it became apparent that it was one of the Japanese destroyers, Kennedy attempted to turn to starboard to bring his torpedoes to bear. But there was not enough time.

The destroyer, later identified as the Amagiri, struck PT 109 just forward of the forward starboard torpedo tube, ripping away the starboard aft side of the boat. The impact tossed Kennedy around the cockpit. Most of the crew were knocked into the water. The one man below decks, engineer Patrick McMahon, miraculously escaped, although he was badly burned by exploding fuel.

Fear that PT 109 would go up in flames drove Kennedy to order the men who still remained on the wreck to abandon ship. But the destroyer's wake dispersed the burning fuel, and when the fire began to subside, Kennedy sent his men back to what was left of the boat. From the wreckage, Kennedy ordered the men with him, Edgar Mauer and John E. Maguire, to identify the locations of their crew mates still in the water. Leonard Thom, Gerard Zinser, George Ross, and Raymond Albert were able to swim back on their own.

Kennedy swam out to McMahon and Charles Harris. Kennedy towed the injured McMahon by a life-vest strap, and alternately cajoled and berated the exhausted Harris to get him through the difficult swim. Meanwhile, Thom pulled in William Johnston, who was debilitated by the gasoline he had accidentally swallowed and the heavy fumes that lay on the water. Finally Raymond Starkey swam in from where he had been flung by the shock. Floating on and around the hulk, the crew took stock.

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It is also interesting the coincidence in between this Centenary of his birth and the Memorial day.

Thanks for your attention

The Angel of Lightness

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posted on May, 29 2017 @ 01:48 PM
The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light
Dear Readers,

This is the way America celebrated this Memorial day a centenary of the birthday of a War Hero of WWII: President John F Kennedy, who led the nation across the most difficult time of the cold war with also outstanding heroism, idealism and patriotism:

By Malcolm Owen
Monday, May 29, 2017, 11:06 am PT (02:06 pm ET)

Apple is celebrating the centenary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the release of educational materials and activities for students to learn about Kennedy's legacy, with the collection created in collaboration with the JFK library covering subjects including the establishment of the Peace Corps, political courage, the drive for innovation, and inclusion.

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Centennial Exhibition JFK Presidential LIbrary:
Milestones & Mementos is the title of a new exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President’s career and administration, as well as the events of his personal and family life. Highlights of the exhibition include family items from his childhood and adolescence;

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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy , Tatiana Kennedy Schlossberg, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg Centennial Video.

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Among the so many important speeches of President Kennedy it still remain in the highest ranking of popularity the one he used in the graduation ceremony at Rice University in September of 1962, where he defended brilliantly from scientific, technological, philosophical and sociological points of view the benefits of his initiative to send the first manned spacecrafts to the surface of the moon before the decade of 1960 ended.

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would land men on the moon at Rice U, Houston, Tx.
We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.

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posted on May, 29 2017 @ 02:57 PM
If JFK had lived through a second term, the US, and the world as a whole would be decidedly different. The world as a whole runs by a divine plan. Free will? Bull. Everything's decided for us. We're just actors in a preplanned script. Our choices in life just takes us to the same destination.

posted on May, 30 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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Hi Dear UnBreakable,

I think it is interesting to speculate a little what would be the outcome of a second JFK term, this is what I feel should have been:

1) America never would have escalated Vietnam, that country however possibly might survive the war of Vietcong and North Vietnam since never would have been considered a colony of USA, but entirely independent, taking their own decisions instead to have projected an image of a puppet regime.

2) USA would never have faced the humiliation of a terrible defeat in Indochina. This is critical since other enemies we have dealt learnt his tactics of terrorism from what Vietcong developed in that time.

3) it is very Likely that Kennedy Administration in 1968 should had been followed by another Democratic one, that never would allow America to move to the Neoconservative models that sent us to the four economic recessions we have had since Nixon.

4) Probably RFK should havw not been Assasinated in 1968, he even might been elected to the Presidency too, so many if the programs started by his brother would be followed and completed.

5) Alliance for Progress, the JFK look like Marshall plan for developing of Latin America could have been survived and reached its goals of to have strong economies along the entire Western Hemisphere, what might have prevented the Revolutions and guerrilla wars on them.

6) Almost surely we should have had by this time already built manned citadels on the surface of the Moon, also exploitation of those natural resources that probably had opened a valve of escape to the human social affairs, in particular we know it's surface contauns a mineral that can cut our dependency from Petroleum.

7) We never would have Had Also Watergate, since with the two Kennedys alive beyond 1968 Neither LBJ nor Nixon could have been elected, so the Presidency institution would be stronger.

8) Almost surely countries like Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua that are now in a very oppose political trend with respect to us never had turned into Marxist regimes.

9) Kennedy never should have opened the USA market to a without control competition of Chinese products, He never also would have accepted to allow giant transfer of flow of Capitals toward a country under Marxist ideology.

10) Robert Kennedy with the support of his brother should had finished successfully his cleaning crusade inside the USA of mafias, the same that have control of the traffic of drugs and weapons, so we would not have suffered the terrible domestic violence and criminal degradation we have experienced.

These are some of the things must be entirely different by now.

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The Angel of Lightness
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