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Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address 17 January 1961.
As we peer into society's future, we, you and I, and our government, must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage.
...we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
...acknowledging Eisenhower's warning, but with unfitting insult at his murder, Kennedy's revolution did 'become prey to hostile powers', and with it the future generations of Americans.
...this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers.
Kennedy was not a 'war' president, but if war was the right action he would not have shirked from it. In the background, in the shadows of the American corridors of power, vested interests would seek to embroil Kennedy into wars, not for moral reasons, but for profit and power, and the feeding of the leviathan they had built. Kennedy rebutted those plans and became the last defence for America and its people against those whom since his killing now hold both in their grip.
...our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
I have chosen this time and this place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth is too rarely perceived - yet it is the most important topic on earth: world peace.
The International Bankers had gained control at least 5 decades earlier...