The Deep State & the Assassination of JFK: Lessons for Donald Trump?
The Future of Freedom Foundation, a Libertarian organization, is offering a tremendous conference on 3 June 2017, a Saturday, in Reston, VA at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott. The ballroom can accommodate 275, there are 50 seats left at $99, with Ron Paul and Oliver Stone being the top speakers. This is an epic event not to be missed by anyone who cares about keeping Donald Trump alive and helping him be the greatest president ever. Details below the fold.
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, Virginia
8:45 AM – 6:15 PM
Admission price: $99, including coffee, tea, lunch, and afternoon appetizer break.
The conference will examine the nature, origins, and consequences of America as a national security state since the end of World War II, including such programs as regime-change operations, invasions, occupations, coups, support of dictatorships, assassination, torture, indefinite detention, rendition, and kidnappings.
NOTE: Robert David Steele has registered to attend.
The conference will also focus on President John F. Kennedy’s turn toward peace and friendly relations with the Soviet Union, and Cuba and his resulting war against the U.S. national-security establishment.
We have lined up one of the most impressive arrays of speakers in our 27-year history for this conference. Complete bios are posted below.
Jeffrey Sachs, one of the speakers who takes no position on the Kennedy assassination, will kick off the conference with a discussion of JFK’s Peace Speech at American University in June 1963.
Stephen Kinzer and Michael Glennon, both of whom also take no position on the assassination, will be addressing the origins, nature, and consequences of the national security state.
Douglas Horne, David Talbot, Peter Janney, Jefferson Morley, and Jacob Hornberger, all of whom are authors of notable books relating to the JFK assassination — will be addressing the JFK presidency, his war with the national-security state, his outreach in peace and friendship to the Soviet Union, and the Cold War context of the JFK assassination.
Ron Paul will be talking about freedom and the national-security state and will be expressing his views on the JFK assassination at the conference.
Oliver Stone will be talking about the national-security state and the JFK assassination.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fantastic conference. Space will be limited and so attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:45 a.m. – Welcome
9:00 a.m. – Jeffrey Sachs
9:45 a.m. – Michael Glennon
10:30 a.m. – Stephen Kinzer
11:15 a.m. – Douglas Horne
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Michael Swanson
1:30 p.m. – Peter Janney
2:15 p.m. – Break
2:30 p.m. – Jefferson Morley
3:15 p.m. – Ron Paul
4:00 p.m. – Appetizer Break
4:30 p.m. – Jacob Hornberger
5:15 p.m. – Oliver Stone & James DiEugenio
6:15 – End
Oliver Stone, the noted Hollywood producer and director, received an Academy Award for Best Director for his war drama Platoon, which received the Best Picture award. Stone won another Best Director Oscar for the second movie of his Vietnam War trilogy, Born on the Fourth of July, which was followed by Heaven & Earth. His other movies include Salvador, Wall Street, Natural Born Killers, Money Never Sleeps, The Doors, Nixon, W., and Snowden. He wrote the screenplay for Midnight Express, a movie that received three Academy Awards. He has also produced and directed many documentaries, including Showtime’s Untold History of the United States. In 1991, he directed the movie JFK, starring Kevin Costner and Donald Sutherland, which posits that the U.S. national-security establishment orchestrated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The movie led to the passage of the JFK Records Act, which mandated the disclosure and release of tens of thousands of assassination-related records and documents of the military, the CIA, the Secret Service, and other federal agencies.
Ron Paul was a Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012 and the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1988. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-1977, from 1979-1985, and from 1997-2013. One of the country’s most ardent defenders of freedom, peace, free markets, and sound money, Paul has long been a fierce critic of the Federal Reserve System, the IRS, the war on drugs, socialism, empire, interventionism, and the national-security establishment. He has also been an ardent defender of civil liberties and a vocal critic of the USA PATRIOT Act, torture, indefinite detention, and NSA surveillance programs. A graduate of Gettysburg College and Duke University School of Medicine, Paul was a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist from the 1960s-1980s. The Founder of the Ron Paul Institute, Paul is the author of several books on Austrian economics and classical liberalism, among which are The Case for Gold, A Foreign Policy of Freedom, End the Fed, Pillars of Prosperity, The Revolution: A Manifesto, Swords into Plowshares, and Liberty Defined.
Jeffrey Sachs holds the title of University Professor, the highest rank of professorship at Columbia University. He is a special adviser to former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on the Millennium Development Goals. Sachs has authored three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent book is The Age of Sustainable Development (2015). At the age of 28, he became a full professor with tenure at Harvard. Sachs was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2004 and 2005. In 2013, he authored a book on President John F. Kennedy’s remarkable Peace Speech at American University, entitled To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.
Stephen Kinzer is a former New York Times reporter and is currently a world affair columnist for the Boston Globe. Having taught at both Northwestern University and Boston University, he also currently a senior fellow in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. A longtime critic of America’s interventionist foreign policy, Kinzer’s books include Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala; All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror; Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq; The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War; and, most recently, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.
Michael J. Glennon is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has been Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1977-1980); a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2001-2002); and Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Scholar at the United States Military Academy, West Point (2005). Professor Glennon has served as a consultant to various congressional committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Glennon is the author of numerous articles on constitutional and international law as well as several books. His op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald-Tribune, Financial Times, and Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung. The paperback edition of his latest book, National Security and Double Government, was published this year by Oxford University Press. He is the author of “Security Breach” in the current issue of Harper’s Magazine.
Douglas P. Horne served as head of the military records team on the Assassination Records Review Board, the independent federal agency established by Congress in the 1990s to secure release of long-secret official records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Horne played an instrumental role in locating and securing the release of U.S. military records on Cuba and Vietnam policy from 1961 through 1964. He is the author of the five-volume book Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK (2009) and the author of FFF’s bestselling ebook JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated (2014). He also made a 6 1/2 hour video presentation entitled “Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Evidence,” which has now received 240,000 views. His most recent book, Deception, Intrigue, and the Road to War (2017), is about FDR and Pearl Harbor.
Peter Janney has been a practicing psychologist, educator, and consultant for over 35 years. He is the author of Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace (3rd edition, 2016), which details his many years of investigation into Washington’s most famous unsolved murder of Mary Meyer. The book was the general non-fiction winner of the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival and received honorable mentions in the 2012 N.E. Book Festival and the 2012 London Book Festival. Hollywood producer and director Oliver Stone, who directed the movie JFK, called the book “a fascinating story” and said that “Peter Janney’s unsparing analysis moves us closer to a reckoning.” A graduate of Princeton, where he studied American history under Martin Duberman, Janney earned a doctoral degree in psychology at Boston University in 1981. He currently resides by the sea in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Jefferson Morley is moderator of of JFK Facts (JFKFacts.org). He worked as an editor and reporter at The Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and Harper’s Magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, and Slate. His first book was Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA (2008). His book Snow-Storm in August (2013) details what happened when the anti-slavery movement first came to Washington, D.C., during Andrew Jackson’s presidency. Morley is also the author of FFF’s ebook CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files. His newest book, a biography of James Jesus Angleton, CIA chief of CIA Counterintelligence from 1954 to 1975, will be published by St. Martin’s Press this year.
Jim DiEugenio is the author and editor of three books on the assassinations of the sixties. They are the second edition of Destiny Betrayed (2012) , Reclaiming Parkland (2016), and The Assassinations (2003). For seven years, from 1993-2000, Jim was also the co-editor of what many considered the finest journal on the subject, Probe Magazine. From 2003-2016 he edited the web site, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination. Today, he is the editor and publisher of the web site Kennedysandking.com.
Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, a libertarian educational foundation whose mission is to present an uncompromising case for the libertarian philosophy. He received a B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and a J.D. from the University of Texas. From 1975-1987 he was a trial attorney in Texas and also served as an adjunct professor of law and economics at the University of Dallas. Hornberger left the practice of law in 1987 to become director of programs at The Foundation for Economic Education and then founded FFF in 1989. He is the author of The Kennedy Autopsy as well as Regime Change: The Kennedy Assassination; and The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State.
Phi Beta Iota: The primary short-fall of this event, apart from not having Peter Dale Scott and David Talbott, is that it focuses on the US Government element of the Deep State, not on the top of the Deep State (the Rothschilds and the Vatican working through the City of London and Wall Street) and it ignores the pedophilia elite in the two-party tyranny who comprise the best of the servant class. It does not appear to focus on the complicit media that follows the Deep State narrative. Still and all, any event that can combine Ron Paul and Oliver Stone and the expert authors listed — and be so reasonably priced — is a major accomplishment.
Peter Dale Scott:
I shall use “deep””state” in the larger sense, to include both the second level of secret government inside Washington and those outsiders powerful enough, in either the underworld or overworld, to give it direction. In short I shall equate the term “deep state” with what in 1993 I termed a “deep political system”: “one which habitually resorts to decision-making and enforcement procedures outside as well as inside those publicly sanctioned by law and society.”….
I shall argue that in the 1950s Wall Street was a dominating complex. It included not just banks and law firms but also the oil majors whose cartel arrangements were successfully defended against the U.S. government by the Wall Street law firm Sullivan and Cromwell, home to the Dulles brothers. This larger complex is what I mean by the Wall Street overworld.”
By recognizing this power reach of Wall Street, we can see that Tom Hayden’s notion of a “state within a state” is too restricted: those with that inner power (such as the higher echelons of the CIA) exercise it not by their seclusion, but by their interactions with an outside overworld. And Lofgren’s metaphor of the deep state as an iceberg, though useful, risks suggesting a too solid or structural relationship to that overworld. Unlike the state, the deep state is not a structure but a system, as difficult to define, but also as real and powerful, as a weather system.
Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), 13-14.
Robert David Steele
The Deep State is not, as some strive to suggest, unelected government officials, generally in the secret intelligence community and the military, who run amok outside the rule of law. Abusive elements of the federal government are very much a part of the Deep State, but they should be seen as the best of the servant class, not the masters.
The Deep State begins with the Vatican and the Rothschild Family and their control of the City of London and Wall Street as well as the central banks – all privately owned – in every country of the world. As long as governments fail to nationalize the central banks, the Deep State will be controlled by the Vatican, the Rothschild Family, and their personally appointed agents across the world of finance.
The greatest crimes against humanity occur at the banking level – bankers are able to manipulate interest rates and foreign exchange rates, create billions in digital cash without backing, manufacture “derivatives” that they sell to unwitting investors, and start wars to impact on the price of oil and other commodities. Poverty is a profit center for the Vatican, the Rothschilds, and their banking surrogates.
Beneath the bankers are the political parties, generally two parties per country that conspire to exclude all other political parties and Independents from power. In the USA, the Democratic Party controls 17% of the eligible voters and the Republican Party controls 13% of the eligible voters. Another 20% belong to small parties while fully 50% are Independent, No Party Preference, or Not Interested. Most active politicians should be assumed to be compromised – they are being bribed or blackmailed by multiple parties including the secret intelligence services of their own and other countries.
Co-equal to the political parties are the secret intelligence services. In addition to spying on and blackmailing politicians and judges, the secret intelligence services engage in drug running, illicit arms trading, money laundering, and child exploitation (pedophilia) as a means of manipulating specific individuals.
The “mainstream media” is a complicit partner with the banking, political, and intelligence communities. It communicates to the public a broad range of false information and mixes a broad range of mindless entertainment with outright “fake news,” while failing to do serious investigative reporting or provide any foundation for citizens desiring to be informed about current events, the true costs of policies, and more.
Universities are also complicit in the Deep State narrative. Most history is a lie. Few realize that the Pulitzer Prize was created to honor the man who invented “yellow journalism,” the original “fake news,” in which massive lies were told in order to justify wars. Universities have refused for decades to actually study and publicize the true cost of specific policies, products, and behaviors because they have been incentivized by commercial interests to overlook the fact that most of what the West produces is both wasteful, and harmful to human health and the environment.
Religions are also complicit in the Deep State. Religions are used to comfort and distract the masses, offering a promise of an after-life intended to reduce demands for economic and social justice in this life.
Put most simply, the Deep State is the totality of the institutions of governance that are used to concentrate wealth and power among the 1%, while excluding the 99% from having effective voice and vote.
The Deep State is our common enemy. We the People have the power to say no to the Deep State. We the People have the power to demand election reform – the authors recognize the utility of #UNRIG – and We the People have the power to demand that integrity be restored to our government, our economy, and our society.
This work is dedicated to the Constitution and to the Republic.
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