as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the
depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none
other burden (Revelation 2:24).
Did a lone gunman assassinate President John F. Kennedy, or as Oliver Stone portrayed in the movie JFK, was there a conspiracy to murder him in order to prosecute the Vietnam War? With a cocktail of fact and conjecture, Stone brought to life what I believe is a reasonable explanation on why John Kennedy had to be killed. According to the movie, he stood in the way of a multi-trillion-dollar, multi-national conglomerate – the Military Industrial Complex – that was intent on fighting a war in Southeast Asia for its own nefarious purposes.
JFK depicts Jim Garrison, the implacable District Attorney from New Orleans, who began an investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy, and his probe resulted in the arrest and trial of New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw. Although a jury acquitted Shaw, JFK rekindled the debate on what really happened at Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. Despite the acquittal of Shaw and the Warren Commission’s[i] conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Kennedy’s assassination, most people are dubious. According to a 2003 Gallup poll, 75 percent of Americans do not believe that Oswald acted alone.
In 1976, the House of Representatives established the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) to investigate the assassinations of Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the assassination attempt of Governor George Wallace. The HSCA only complicated the matter of Kennedy’s death by concluding that he was very likely assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.
The evidence uncovered by the HSCA must have been compelling for it to contradict the findings of the Warren Commission; however, it strikes me as peculiar that given the weight of this commission, no further inquiry has been made into the death of this country’s 35th president. I would think even if Congress did not see the urgency in further investigations to determine the extent of the conspiracy, that the media would pursue its own research. However, to be fair, many researchers, including Mark Lane, Henry Hurt and Seymour Hersh, have published investigatory accounts of this tragic event; yet the country seems to have a collective yawn when it comes to solving the greatest mystery in American history.
Certainly, an exhaustive study of Kennedy’s death is beyond the scope of this series. However, what is relevant in this and all conspiracies is the level of secrecy that is necessary to carry out the criminal activity without being exposed. The David Ferrie character in JFK, played by Joe Pesci, said it best during his interrogation by Garrison: “Oh man! Why don’t you stop!? This is too [expletive] big for you! Who did Kennedy?! It’s a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma! Even the shooters don’t [expletive] know!” The very next morning, Ferrie’s nude, lifeless body was discovered in his apartment, and according to George Lardner, Jr. of the Washington Post, who was the last person to see him alive, Ferrie was in good spirits when he left him at four o’clock that morning.[ii]
Stone and other researchers have demonstrated in their investigations of Kennedy’s assassination that certain secrets are above the scrutiny of anyone. It goes without saying that it took a very powerful cadre to execute a plan to assassinate an American president and evade exposure for nearly 50 years.
In his book, Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in our Time, Carroll Quigley offers a glimpse of the 20th Century through the period of Kennedy’s assassination. What is significant about this classic study is that Quigley’s historical narrative ceases in 1964; not because further examination would not reveal additional relevant material. But according to Quigley, the period between 1962 and 1964 marked the end of an era of historical development and was the pause before a new era was ushered in. He notes, almost naively, that this demarcation is clearly demonstrated by the fact that the leaders of all the major countries, except China and France, and many lesser ones were removed in this period.[iii]
Was the Kennedy assassination part of a larger global plot to commandeer the direction of human civilization? We may never know for sure, since by their very nature, malicious schemes for planetary control demand strict secrecy. However, when we consider the absolute certainty that an end-time government will be secretly instituted by satanic forces, it does not take massive doses of suspicion to view the larger, global events with a fair amount of skepticism.
The challenge that face students of bible prophecy is to distinguish which sequence of events are part of this furtive plan, which is so incredibly cunning, that many people fail to discern it, despite the fact that it is being erected right before their eyes. Scholars of equal sincerity disagree on who is behind this docile march towards world government: some say it is the Illuminati; others say the Pope and his Jesuit doppelganger, also known as the “Black Pope;” still others say it is the work of the Masonic order, or other secret societies. However, it is my position that these entities lack the capacity to control the flow of commerce, technology and global finance – the buttresses of this system of world government.
The state of our current world is the result of secrets. Everybody has one; from preserving the benign fiction that Santa Clause really does leave the North Pole on Christmas Eve mounted on his sleigh to the more ominous conspiracy of global conquest. The usual suspects – the Illuminati, the Vatican and the Masons – may have had a role to play over the years in prepping the terrain for the son of perdition. However, as I have consistently demonstrated throughout this series, the only institution that can build and maintain the antichristic system of government is Western Civilization. And Carroll Quigley peered into its inner sanctum, and revealed their obsession with destroying all non-Western modes of thought and action:
“There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies, but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known…At the risk of some repetition, the story will be summarized here, because the American branch of this organization (sometimes called the ‘Eastern Establishment’) has played a very significant role in the history of the United States in the last generation. The original purpose of these groups was to seek to federate the English-speaking world along lines laid down by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902)…At the end of the war in 1914, it became clear that the organization of this system had to be greatly extended.”[iv]
Quigley does not suggest any evil motivations for this aristocratic network; however, he does concede the clandestine nature of their efforts. In his book, Anglo American Establishment, he further distills the role that Rhodes played, through his scholarship fund, in this effort to destroy non-Western modes of thought and action:
“The Rhodes Scholarships, established by the terms of Cecil Rhodes’s seventh will, are known to everyone. What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society, which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire. And what does not seem to be known to everyone is that this secret society was created by Rhodes and his principal trustee, Lord Milner, and continues to this day. To be sure, this secret society is no play thing like the Ku Klux Klan, and it does not have any secret robes, secret handclasps, or secret passwords. It does not need any of these, since its members know each other intimately.”[v]
It is obvious that Quigley sees virtue in a world devoid of multi-culture, and does not oppose the destruction of other civilizations at the hand of the Western aristocracy. He in fact applauds it and laments that the social planners of the Western world are not more transparent about their intentions. He advocated the broadest possible publicity, which history has proven time-and-time again, is often the most effective means of concealment.
…to be continued
© 2011 David R. Tolson
[i] The Warren Commission was established on November 29, 1963, by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the death of President John F. Kennedy. The Commission presented its final report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964, and made public three days later.
[ii] Henry Hurt, Reasonable Doubt, An Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1985), p. 264.
[iii] Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in Our Time, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966), p. x-xi.
[iv] Quigley, p. 950-951.
[v] Quigley, The Anglo-American Establishment, (New York: Books in Focus, 1981), p. ix.