John F Kennedy’s Secret Society Speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs, was not only relevant in the day, but is more relevant now than ever.
Although JFK’s speech took place decades ago, the words ring especially true today.
“…and we are as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, the secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers that are cited to justify it.”
“Even today there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today there is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that in announced needs for increased security, will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its means to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”
“For we are opposed from 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. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its descent is silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
“Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed.”
“…and that is why our press is protected by the 1st Amendment, the only business America specifically protected by the Constitution, not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply give the public what it wants, but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crisis and our choices, to lead, mold, educate, and sometimes even anger public opinion.”
It seems to me that the press is not fulfilling their expectations and are instead more interested in profits via amusement and entertainment, and emphasizing the trivial, giving the public what it wants… etc. rather than challenging and indicating our true crises and choices. They certainly shy away from angering public opinion (not good for ratings).
This change in the press was “key” to enabling a much quicker, powerful, and unseen empowerment of secret agencies and entities who we now find out are spying on all of us, amongst other things.
Having heard this speech today, I thought I would share some of the words here, as it is uncanny, and speaks towards some of the major changes that have come to pass… creation and empowerment of secret agencies/entities, the government-media-complex, spying on Americans (and probably most others), a compliant, soft and willing press, all of which used to be considered conspiracy but is now proven fact.