posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Originally posted by ninjas4321
behold the reson why jfk was killed
who do you think he is talking my thoughts it coud be the the wonderfull institution of democrocy the cia or somthing else
This has been done to death, I just posted the below response in another thread:
I find it very difficult to see how anyone can misinterpet this speech:
I have selected as the title of my remarks tonight "The President and the Press." Some may suggest that this would be more naturally worded
"The President Versus the Press." But those are not my sentiments tonight.
Owing to his call for more secrecy from the press.
I want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common danger. The events of recent weeks may have helped to illuminate that
challenge for some...
He is refering to the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
...but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the future--for reducing this
threat or living with it--there is no escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our survival and to our security--a challenge
that confronts us in unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity.
He is refering to Communism, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. You need to bear in mind that this was the height of the Cold War.
This deadly challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both to the press and to the President--two requirements that
may seem almost contradictory in tone, but which must be reconciled and fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer, first, to the need
for a far greater public information; and, second, to the need for far greater official secrecy.
The bolded part is completely self-explanatory.
But I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our
country's peril. In time of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort based largely on self-discipline, to prevent
unauthorized disclosures to the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First
Amendment must yield to the public's need for national security.
A clear and unambiguous appeal to the press for more secrecy in concerns of national security.
Today no war has been declared--and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is
under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger. And yet no war has
been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.
The bolded part is a direct reference to the Soviet Union and its allies.
If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war
ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has
never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
Another clear call for more secrecy from the press.
It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor
leader, and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means
for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free
choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a
tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Again, it is very obvious he is refering to the Soviet Union, its oppresive regime and how they handled their client states and allies.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is
questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever
hope or wish to match.
Here is the clincher so to speak. If he is refering to 'secrect societies' then why does he specifically mention the Cold War?
There is no confusing the intent and topic of this speech. Only the purposefully oblivious can read this and misinterpret his point.
Addtionally, if this speech were the 'cause' of his death, why wait several years to do it?