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Lee Camp: The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us

If you're looking for proof the CIA and the whole cavalcade of other intelligence agencies working with them have gotten too big, look no further than the DNI's latest report.
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By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost

December 22, 1963 — exactly one month after President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, former President Harry S. Truman published an op-ed in the Washington Post that most people, especially our perfumed ruling elite, wanted to ignore. 

Truman, who signed the CIA into existence just after World War II, wrote, “I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency—the CIA. […] For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. …There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.” 

Not only did that adorn the pages of the Washington Post one month after JFK’s death, Truman hand wrote the first draft just one week after JFK met up with a bunch of bullets in Dallas. Sure, one may wish Harry had sent his thoughts to John a month before the President’s televised execution. Maybe he could’ve sent a singing telegram or something. But let’s at least give Truman partial credit for the belated message. 

Before his death President Kennedy also held no love for the Central Intelligence Agency. Following the calamitous Bay of Pigs invasion, Kennedy said he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.” 

Point being, clearly Truman, who created the CIA, and Kennedy, who met a mysterious untimely end by professional killers, knew the agency had run amok. 

Yet the CIA is still here, bigger and filled with more Bond villains than ever, and now they have a whole cavalcade of other intelligence agencies working with them. The Intelligence Community just recently put out a report that showed that their component agencies are indeed working to surveil, harass, and attack an assortment of U.S. citizens. This particular report from the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines was written in consultation with the CIA, the FBI, the DIA, the DHS, and a partridge in a pear tree. (An evil, kinda dastardly partridge. Not a good partridge at all. Like the kind of partridge that would eat the last pickle and then put the jar back in the fridge, so that later when you’re excited to grab a delicious crispy pickle, there’s nothin’ there but a jar full of pickle urine. So yeah, the worst partridge.) 

The new report stated, “The Intelligence Community assesses that domestic violent extremists who are motivated by a range of ideologies and galvanized by recent political and societal events in the U.S. pose an elevated threat to the Homeland in 2021.”

Journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote of the report, “It makes clear that its target encompasses a wide range of groups from the left (Antifa, animal rights and environmental activists, pro-choice extremists and anarchists: those who oppose capitalism and all forms of globalization) to those on the right (sovereign citizen movements, anti-abortion activists and those deemed motivated by racial or ethnic hatreds).”

Leave it to our stellar Intelligence Community to group together animal rights activists — who have killed essentially no one ever — with racial hatred extremists — the perpetrators of just about every mass shooting or American terror attack this century. Such a comparison is like saying the 15-year-old who puts a thumb tack on his teacher’s chair is the same as a U.S. military drone aircraft in that they’re both trying to cause harm. Ummm, I think one may cause slightly more harm than the other.

And freeing animals isn’t harm to begin with. What kind of person sees someone release a cow and yells, “Whoa! That’s just like a bomb going off in an elementary school!” 

On top of that, the CIA and their wannabes are surveilling and grouping alongside domestic terrorists anyone who points out capitalism causes a lot of problems. Such an analysis is just, well, fact. Capitalism is an economic system requiring infinite growth on a planet with finite resources — so at the end of the day, it can only result in epic collapse. That’s not an opinion. That’s just how it is. (Sidenote: It would be totally cool, FBI, if you could stop watching me through my iPhone camera. …How about at least not when I’m on the toilet? …Please?) 

Greenwald said, “To the Department of Homeland Security, an ‘extremist’ is anyone who opposes the current prevailing ruling class and system for distributing power. Anyone they believe is prepared to use violence, intimidation or coercion in pursuit of these causes then becomes a ‘domestic violent extremist,’ subject to a vast array of surveillance, monitoring and other forms of legal restrictions.”

Coercion? Well, shit — I’m willing to use coercion to change our class structure! I think I almost named my TV show Coercion to Bring Down the Class Structure with Lee Camp. I guess that makes me a domestic violent extremist?! How’s this for irony: you could be named a domestic violent extremist for non-violently protesting to end war. That’s like being called an addict for watching too many “Say No To Drugs” commercials. 

But the larger point here — which the mainstream media intentionally avoids discussing — is that the CIA is expressly forbidden from operating domestically. It’s not supposed to be in our living rooms. It’s supposed to be in their living rooms! (You can’t see it, but I’m pointing furiously in the other direction, clearly implying the living rooms of other countries. If you were in my living room as I type this, you’d understand. …I don’t know why you’d be here. That would be weird since I don’t know you. But, as long as you’re here, can you take out the trash?) 

The only people in Congress voicing concerns about this latest report are ten Republicans, which is pathetic for many reasons, not least of which being that Republicans haven’t gotten anything right since before… ummm… Wow, this is their first time. Good for you guys. Even a blind squirrel finds your nuts sometimes! …Or wait, not your nuts. Someone else’s nuts. …Don’t quote me on that. 

Greenwald pointed out how nefarious things are getting. “The Biden administration, along with leading Democrats such as Adam Schiff, have been stating explicitly that one of their top priorities is the adoption of new laws designed to import the Bush/Cheney/Obama War on Terror onto U.S. soil for domestic purposes. As recently as February 14, The Washington Post published an article titled ‘The agency founded because of 9/11 is shifting to face the threat of domestic terrorism.’”

I know it might be easy to read that and think, “Good! They’re going to arrest those damn domestic terrorists.” But — and I can’t stress this enough — we need another “war on terror” about as much as we need a hole in the head, or a venereal disease, or another Sarah Palin. The War on Terror has been an utter disaster for any country on the ass end of it. So why would any American want our own citizens to be on the ass end of the next one? 

There’s nothing like bringing overseas disasters back home. While we’re at it, let’s build some Fukushima-style nuclear plants on the coast of California. 

Point being, violence is already illegal. Planning to harm people is already illegal. Hence, domestic terrorism is already illegal. The Intelligence Community already has loads of power and money and weapons and people. They don’t need more. They already violate our rights and our privacy and our freedom on a regular basis. They don’t need to do it more

Remember, fascism will come to America wrapped in an American flag, holding a cross, dressed in a skimpy outfit, cradling a bucket of KFC fried chicken, and giving out free handies. Or, as Greenwald put it, “There are few dangers more acute than the weaponization of these security-state-instruments against U.S. citizens for political ends.”

For generations the Intelligence Community has been a runaway truck — crushing everything in its path, creating coups around the world, killing thousands, and intruding on the lives of average citizens. As I already mentioned, even the president who created the CIA and dropped atomic bombs on people — even that guy felt the CIA was a grave danger to the American experiment. Those concerns started just after he saw a president get whacked live on prime time. I wonder why.

Lee Camp
Lee Camp

Lee Camp is the host of the hit comedy news show “Redacted Tonight.” His new book “Bullet Points and Punch Lines” is available at LeeCampBook.com and his stand-up comedy special can be streamed for free at LeeCampAmerican.com.

57 comments

  1. Kennedy fired CIA head Allen Dulles after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. After Kennedy’s assassination Dulles flew to Truman’s home and got him to retract his article. Allen Dulles became the main man in the Warren Commission set up to find who killed JFK. He should have been a suspect. Kennedy also fire second in charge of the CIA General Charles Cabell. His brother was the mayor of Dallas at the time of the assassination.

    1. Apparently Truman’s answer to Dulles’s demand to not publish it was “You don’t scare me. I’m already old.”

    1. Never underestimate the incredible power of human denial. Conspiracies and coups only happen in Other Nations, not the good ol’ US of A! Never, ever here!

    2. No he didn’t. That myth has been exploded many times over.
      Either you really love Kool aid or you’re one of Them.

    3. Tim, please educate yourself. There are numerous books that have repudiated that. Books like those of Bugliosi and Posner are full of mistruths and disinformation, and likely funded by the CIA.

      Both repeat the falsehoods contained in the Warren Report. For God’s sake, the government still is withholding incriminating information from the public — if it was just Oswald you really think they would do this?

      A release of information after G HW Bush’s death, proved that he was in Dallas, the day of the assassination, and it is known that he already was working for the CIA at that time. His oil drilling company at that time, Zapata Petroleum, supplied support ships for the Bay of Pigs.

      You really need to educate yourself, Tim, but it will take a long time because the threads and tentacles are so far reaching and almost too amazing to believe. What the House Assassinations Committee investigation of 1978 showed was that many powerful individuals and groups had the “means, motive, and opportunity” to kill JFK. Seriously, you really think that Oswald came along and coincidentally did a favor for all those powerful enemies of Kennedy?

      And if you read the HAC report you will find detailed information about Ruby’s ties to the mob, and yet Bugliosi maintained that no such relationship existed.

      Yes, JFK fired Dulles after the Bay of Pigs. Read E. Howard Hunt’s book about the Bay of Pigs, Give Us This Day, which expresses the hatred for JFK that was felt by the CIA after the Bay of Pigs debacle. And you should know that Hunt actually confessed to being in Dealey Plaza the day of the assassination along with numerous other CIA operatives.

      There is no doubt the CIA masterminded the assassination of JFK with the help of mob hit men and the aid of LBJ and Hoover in covering it up.

    4. TiMN,

      Did you know it took THOUSANDS of rounds fired by professional military snipers to reproduce the Kennedy kill shot… and these trained assassina still couldn’t manage to get three shots fired out of a Mannlicher–Carcano in under 11 seconds?

      Are you aware that privates who went through basic training with Lee Harvey Oswald have testified he was barely able to qualify with his rifle on the shooting range… you know, before he deserted the U.S. Marines, defected to the Soviet Union, and then used a loan from the State Department to come back to the U.S.?

    5. My understanding of JFK and his brother Robert is that they were decent men, however flawed, and that JFK for example, wanted to abolish the CIA before his death. Their assassinations are extremely suspicious, and the more I read about Allen Dulles, the more like a demon he becomes. JFK was a threat to Dulles’ ambitions and with his death, a roadblock to power was removed. It strikes me as extremely convenient that Lee Harvey Oswald was killed shortly after his arrest, especially after he claimed he was a “patsy”.

      A movement like Black Lives Matter is the best antidote to the CIA, a popular attempt to change the nature of the US police state into something more humane, by defunding police and using the money for social welfare.

    6. LMAO. So you buy the explanation that 1 bullet can go through 2 people and hit at least 3 bones yet be found later in pristine, undeformed condition on the gurney?
      ROTFLMAO.

      NO. Do that test a million times if you want. The bullet will always be deformed.

  2. Jim Garrison, the former New Orleans D.A. who investigated the first Kennedy assassination on the grounds of Oswald being resident i. New Orleans, makes it quite clear in his book On the Trail of the Assassins that the CIA killed John F. Kennedy. One of the stories not explored in the film adaptation JFK was that Oswald worked in a coffee company in the area at one time. When investigators went to interview the executives of the coffee company about him, they found that many executives had left after the assassination… and gone to work for NASA. Also, Oswald caught an STD while in the Marines. Normally this would count against your record by rendering you unfit for duty, but Oswald’s doctor wrote that it not be held against him. This could only be because he was working in Intelligence and frequenting establishments where pillow talk could be used to pick up rumours from foreign customers of the same people who transmitted the STD to Oswald. Only the Intelligence corps of the Marines studied Russian, so Oswald started out as a spy. He was the subject of “sheep dipping”, with an impersonated running around doing crazy stuff that later was stuck to him as the prime suspect. All the other intelligence agencies and the Justice Department must have had his record available and realised quickly that the CIA had killed an elected President, after which they all went into the business of the Warren Commission’s plan to hide this fact so as to avoid a public revolt leading to a complete clear- out of all the all the government agencies, like buildings in the vicinity of a collapsing skyscraper. Chris Hedges is right, that all the external levers of power of the empire are being turned inwards during the collapse of the empire, but from its inception the CIA has had the secrecy it needs to turn inwards against America – and, apparently, all the required governmental support.

    1. If an STD made you unfit for duty, the military would have stopped functioning a LONG time ago lol

      1. Precisely. The military treated it as something Oswald contracted in the line of duty.

      2. Just who was Oswald? What are the odds he was a) working Alone b) working with the mob c) working with the CIA d) working with the KGB e) working with Castro. 2nd question: how many times did the CIA try to assassinate Castro b) how many of those times while Kennedy was president?

      3. It did. Why else would 60% of the Americans stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq be military contractors?

  3. A very humorous and sensible article by Lee Camp.
    The conclusion is very well put.
    The Tom Rozoff comment is also well put.

    The US “intelligence” (secret agencies) are certainly out of control, the greatest threat to these ruins of democracy, after the economic corruption of all federal branches and the mass media.

  4. My life in Sarasota, Florida after Telecoms sent my family here 50 yrs ago may be a test study in CIA or Military manipulation of a family. Still trying to decode my bizarre life. Ex hubby announced he was CIA Minister at deathbed, then his 2nd wife’s house was burned down. I am 33yr retired Psych Nurse/USAVet/Foster Mom Whisteblower that is portrayed as loony. When I stepped out on the Sarasota buses to explore City Commission meetings & try to understand politics, all hell broke loose. It appears. TY. I no longer align with Democrats after being one all my life, btw. I appreciate your assistance. 👀

  5. I live in africa,and i’m sure the CIA has been involved in destabilising african governments since it’s founding. The CIA is probably the most dangerous organisation in the world. They can do anything they want without any fear of accountability. Thanks Lee for the post

  6. It’s been a rogue agency half a move from checkmate on the executive branch for most of the past century.

    I don’t see how any government can claim authority under such duress.

  7. First, Thx Lee, I like the option of reading your posts, streaming videos is not my favorite media platform!

    Second, the truth boils the feathers off chicken’s like birds’s in a pot,

    Lastly, your page isn’t loading the like button, likes are a indication of social engagement, I don’t base my conclusions on them like choosing a school of fish, but I pay attention to the level of engagement, and read comments.

    I’ve switched between every mobile browser on my Ph to see if I can get the Pg to load completely, no luck.

    The end of net neutrality and censorship on the internet is a Dickensian threat to us all… dicks are procreating blank slates for programming faster than we woke can galvanize critical mass for substantive change… I’m sure thats their calculus!

    I’ve followed you for years, went and saw you live in SF, keep reinvesting those rubles in social currency here, their are legions of us,

    1. Well said, David.

      But you misspelled “screaming” as “streaming.” What a difference a t makes.

  8. Why it it “our side” which in the end proves to do as much harm as the opposition?

    Power and its lusts.

    As much as I’d like to see an end to capitalist hegemony, I remain wary of the “revolution” and its consequences.

  9. You say that with such conviction. Even the official US government’s stance is not so sure. Yes everyone knows that the Warren Commission decided that Oswald acted alone. But what many don’t realize is that a subsequent Commission in 1974, the Church Commission, found that Oswald couldn’t have acted alone. That commision’s finding still stands as the last official stance…it has yet to be redacted or disproven.

  10. It might be weird to you if I was in your living room, but it would be delightful to me, since I would like nothing better than to sit around with you and Eleanor, have a glass of wine (I’ll bring the bottle), and shoot the breeze. (Oh, no, I said “shoot”! Does that make me a violent domestic extremist, and our chit-chat a conspiracy? Better meet in the park.)

  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4cyKPDqI8I

    youtube video of Mike Pompeo, former CIA Director (under Trump) speaks for itself — click link above to check it out — this bizarre confession by Mike Pompeo should be spread far and wide — I haven’t seen it spread far and wide except on Information Clearing House — as many people as possible should do what they can to spread above video far and wide — why I haven’t seen this video spread far and wide is totally beyond me — straight from the belly of the beast — what could be more telling

  12. Thank You for sending me this. I was always suspicious of wrong doing by our government especially after JFK was murdered. Nothing came across as truth. I still remember where I was when the news came…at my eye doctors office and it came on the TV.

  13. Great article, but what can we do? I get a little (very little!) satisfaction reminding myself that trillions of dollars and arguably the world’s most highly trained military can’t “defeat” armed Afganis. Hah. Think about that- we were supposed to be ashamed of the Vietnam War for a similar reason. I guess there is no shame in blowing trillions to keep the military-industrial-congressional-high tech- media-academia complex alive while many of us don’t have work, homes, medical care, etc. Eisenhower warned us and we were too stupid to listen.

  14. This is dear to my heart having been raised in the shadow of the shadowy, in McLean.
    This is so welcome, Lee and your courage is heartening. CIA is a helluva drug (pusher). My recent twitter ban for having paraphrased Kennedy by adding Google to the ‘scattering’ convinced me of their pervasiveness, something I have ranted about since CIA overthrew of Chile and Australia in the 70s.
    Of course, Murdoch cut his teeth on paid propaganda back then.
    Thanks for your work, Lee.

  15. Many are asking themselves just why would “journalists” do what Natasha Bertrand, Jeffrey Goldberg, Judith Miller, David Frum, zillion others that dominate NYT, WaPo, Atlantic, etc. do… Besides the obvious motives — money and career.
    A possible answer is — “in shared interests” —- easy to analyze how many among them are “beloved Bibi’s” Likudniks, have they ever addressed the Gaza open air concentration camp, terror on Palestinians in apartheid Israel, expressed anything other than hatred for Iran.
    The US administrations are sadistic regimes – irrespective if under Obama, Trump, or Biden — that thrive on the misery of nations. Syria, for example, was once a self-sufficient country — before America decided (remember 17 years ago !!) that secular socialist Syria needs “democracy and freedom”.
    CIA aligned itself “patriotically” with Al Qaeda for regime change — who, for years, has been weekly bombing Syria — without hardly being even mentioned in the US corporate media….. But – there is a “genocide”, this time, in China – playing all of us like a violin.

  16. Truman and Kennedy, are as bad as that racist Wilson- who turned the Federal “fractional” Reserve Bank$ters loose upon an unsuspecting nation, and then afterward had the temerity to say that at the time he had “no idea” what he was doing. Oh, and you can also thank him for the Federal Income Tax.

  17. The best books RE JFK assassination are David Talbots’s The Devil’s Chessboard and James Douglass’ JFK and The Unspeakable. IC participation in MLKs assassination, William Pepper’s An Act of State, and RFK’s assassination see Lisa Pease’s A Lie Too Big To Fail. The prior assassination attempts on JFK, especially Nov 2, 1963 in Chicago had identical scenarios as Dallas on the 22nd
    https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-three-failed-plots-to-kill-jfk-the-historians-guide-on-how-to-research-his-assassination

    1. There are many more good books about the assassination. But I did read Douglass’s book and it is among the best. Read those by Mark Lane, Fletcher Prouty, Sylvia Meagher, Harold Weisberg, Josiah Thompson, Jim Marrs, David Lifton — read Douglas Horne’s massive tome — I could go on and on. Some more recent, as well, that I haven’t read. Read some of the bios of Oswald, like Legend by Epstein, an early one by Joachim Joesten. I like how Carl Oglesby discussed in Yankee-Cowboy War. Some good books about organized crime and its part in it. Just a lot out there, and yet the government is still withholding information about it in the name of national security. That right there should tell you that after nearly 60 years the government is still withholding secrets about it. We all know LBJ played a part but I think he was only an accessory as well as Edgar Hoover, who was the one who informed RFK of his brother’s assassination — imagine the emotional weight of that conversation, considering Hoover hated the Kennedys and they felt likewise. Anyone who thinks Oswald was the sole assassin, if indeed he was even one of them, is a fool.

  18. Besides JFK’s post Bay of Pigs revision of the CIA and creation of DIA, the vestigial Far East operations, Operation Paper for example, left the secret war in Tibet and its drug/moneylaundering open to JFK’s wrath. Gary Underhill mentioned this prior to his early demise in 1964 (see James DiEugenio’s research). Tibetan guerillas training at a Colorado base under Lansdale and Dulles had to shut down abruptly and quietly w/o media.
    The CIA’s secret war in Tibet, which JK Galbraith tried to prevent along with expanded war in Vietnam (see Richard Parker’s article in the Nation—Galbraith and Vietnam) is show here page 3, footnote 14, re Lansdale. Dulles was heading up this entire op as Peter Dale Scott showed Operation Paper. Camp Hale in Colorado had to shutter and media suppress after Bay of Pigs

    https://library.utdallas.edu/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/history/Tibet.pdf

    1. Of course, he was mentored by Wild Bill Donovan, the famous WW I hero, winner of the medal of honor and other major awards for his courage on the battlefield during the war, and the founder of the Office of Strategic Services during WW II. After his stint in the military Donovan went to Columbia Law School and was a classmate of FDR. He rose up through the political ranks working for a future Supreme Court Justice. With Donovan’s support, he learned the business of intelligence from the British while in Europe and directing the OSS operations in the European campaign.

      You could say Dulles was the founder of the CIA. You think the founder is going to go away just because he lost his job?

  19. In my more extreme moments of frustration I can be tempted to feel smug about the violent empire chickens coming home to roost for Americans. How many decades do you need of knowing your country is decimating other countries and being okay with that?

    Luckily those moments don’t come along often because I also reckon we could safely say that Americans are the most propagandised people in the history of this species. I can only hope that the behaviour of the billionaire class will enable you all to rise up beyond the societal division fomented by agencies like the CIA to come together to fight the only fight worth having. I hope it with all my heart.

    Not sure about its possibility, however. They do their job of dividing and conquering so well. It’s a tragedy to watch. But let’s maintain the hope 🙏

    1. FBI and CIA were aware of the plot to hijack airliners and fly them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon as early as February of 1995.

      FBI was aware of the bomb that blew up the World Trade Center almost a year in advance, and chose to discontinued all contact with their inside informant instead of thwarting the plot.

      As early as December of 2020, DHS, FBI, and CIA surveillance had identified credible strategic planning for the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

      We no longer just have just left-gatekeepers and right-gatekeepers to control the media narrative in the U.S., but a taxpayer-funded propaganda operation that has had a protected LEGAL right to lie to the American people since the passage of NDAA2013.

      In my opinion… at this point we are actually beyond hope.

  20. Forgive me, Lee, for only commenting on the beginning and end of your column. The parts in the middle leave me queasy with the feeling you are correct even though I don’t want you to be.
    Truman’s letter is conveniently demented. The book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA explains that Truman’s signing of the National Security Act not only created the CIA and the NSA it also enabled OSS operations started in WWII to continue.
    The book details colossal boondoggles, such as airdropping tranches of weapons on a communist country, which were promptly collected by the communists, then airdropping anti-communists who were supposed to collect the weapons but were instead slaughtered with them.
    And Truman had no clue, according to the book, that the operations were taking place. In his mind Truman had created the CIA to prevent him from having to read newspapers from all over the world each morning. He wanted an intelligence gathering service, not a government toppling machine.
    Reminds me of a quote from A Fish Called Wanda that goes something like this:
    “Apes don’t read philosophy.”
    “Yes they do. They just don’t understand it.”
    Truman was an educated idiot. He bungled negotiations with the Soviets at the end of World War II. He then created a monster without knowing what he’d done. The fact that a decade or so later he could muster sincere disdain for the monster only reinforces my conviction that one day scientists will discover that the ravages of dementia start decades before the symptoms begin to show.

    1. I think your comment about Truman is really stupid. He was not experiencing dementia. And he did not create the CIA so he wouldn’t have to read the newspapers. You’re the one who is suffering from dementia. Read Present at the Creation by his Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. Why do people like you make such ignorant comments? Sometimes I hate social media.

  21. I take heart in the fact that people with relatively lower technology can fight the CIA and the US military- Afghanistan, Iraq, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Vietnam some years ago, etc. What are we afraid of?

  22. For those of us with eyes that see, the dystopia is all too clear. I remember reading Orwell and Huxley as a young man, and while I instantly grasped the messages that lay within their pages, and understood at least in theory, that it could happen here….and despite psychologically preparing for it over a number of years, now that it has actually arrived, on a level so easily discernible, I find myself not psychologically prepared at all.

    I see it….everywhere. But the number of people I know that see it as well, are frighteningly few. Some may have caught a glimpse, a piece of the whole, but few seem to have the ability or desire to step back and take in the whole, with a critical and impartial eye.

    I turned off the TV and the movies, and the sporting spectacles over a decade ago and let my mind roam free. I haven’t looked at an advertisement in ages or a commercial, or any other mind poison, and now after all that time, I now exist in an utter different reality then everyone around me. To the extent that meaningful conversation is virtually impossible. That, is the power of propaganda and group think.

    Albert Camus once said something to the effect that in a totalitarian society the most effective resistance is living a life so free that one’s very existence becomes a symbol of resistance. I never asked for the opportunity, nor do I desire to find out the truth of it, but I get the feeling in the pit of my stomach that if I live long enough, I may get to find out if he was right. At the moment I can’t think of anything more worthwhile…..

  23. About JFK, Peter Dale Scott’s book is a must read. Check your library for a copy.

    Deep politics and the death of JFK
    Scott, Peter Dale.

    1993, Book , ix, 413 pages
    Peter Dale Scott’s meticulously documented investigation uncovers the secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Offering a wholly new perspective–that JFK’s death was not just an isolated case, but rather a symptom of hidden processes–Scott examines the deep politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.

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