A plague on both your houses!

Capulets versus MontaguesJoseph Kennedy, patriarch of what is often described as America’s royal family, built his fortune by bootlegging whiskey during the Prohibition and rose to power by mob control of the unions.
 
Ill-gotten gains are credited by some for the fate of Joseph’s offspring: the “Kennedy Curse.” Son JFK, elected president, shot; son Bobbie, declaring candidacy, shot; son Ted suffers a car-crash which derails his political aspirations; son of eldest son dies in a 1999 plane crash.

While Christian America ponders whether curse or karma, another constituency retains a dogged skepticism about the official account of both assassinations. That the details are still shrouded in secrecy suggests that whoever gained by killing the Kennedys is still around, and is still powerful enough to intimidate accomplices.

A lesser celebrated 20th Century up and comer is la familia Bush. Prescott Bush made his money in oil and nefarious financial deals with Hitler, and with influential friends formulated the CIA in 1947. His son rose through the CIA to be president. His eldest grandson was appointed to the presidency and to infamy as well.

Deathbed confessions, among other evidence, have tied the CIA to the assassination of JFK. “Conspiracy Theories” link the grassy knoll to ex-Batistas to George H. W. Bush’s little Zapata offshore Anti-Castro operation. (Alex Jones recounts that in the CIA Bay of Pigs Operation, launched without Kennedy’s permission, one of the American ships had been renamed “Barbara II,” its namesake perhaps the Grumman Avenger “Barbara” which H. W. crash-landed in WWII.) In fact, FBI records place G. W. on the first plane to DC (from Dealey Plaza?)

Recent improved photo-analysis show several high-ranking CIA operatives present at the RFK assassination in 1968. I’ll leave Chappaquiddick and John John’s Martha’s Vineyard plane crash to future leaks and investigators.

In the meantime, John Hinckley Jr., attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan while Vice President Bush was next in line, was not just any mentally disturbed highly-suggestible boy, but the son of friend of Bush’s son Neil.

And how about those fixed elections of 2000 and 2004? Never mind whatever it was that happened on 9/11!

Is America more prepared to accept a Kennedy Curse, than the possibility that one family’s and a nation’s bad fortune might really have been blood spilled by Long Knives, one Fascist putsch after the next, until the burning of the Reichstag?

Eric Verlo

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3 Responses to A plague on both your houses!

  1. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    ‘While Christian America ponders whether curse or karma, another constituency retains a dogged skepticism about the official account of both assassinations.’

    Huh? I don’t understand why some people get addicted to speculations regarding supposed secrets that they just know exist, Eric? I grew up with this stuff in Dallas, Texas, and it gets old very fast.

    ‘That the details are still shrouded in secrecy suggests that whoever gained by killing the Kennedys is still around, and is still powerful enough to intimidate accomplices.’

    What? What grand leaps of illogic here. You are claiming that some evil powerful person ALONE is manipulating ALL the state apparatus to maintain SUCCESSFULLY total secrecy about some lurid details that YOU just happen to know must be! Then, you have no real evidence to back any of this nonsense up. Just speculation upon speculation upon speculation.

    This gets old very fast, and I can assure you that it just seems paranoid more than anything else. It is best not to ALLEGE when that’s all you got…. allegations based on speculation and suspicion and not much else.

    And who even cares about the Kennedys these days? I mean, other than conspiracy theory addicts? We are decades away from these events. We are several generations down the road. It is loony to drag this mess of speculation out of the ground unless there was truly to be some grand and new news here. But there isn’t.

  2. Eric Eric says:

    A CIA coup of our democracy is old news?

  3. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    What ‘CIA coup of our democracy’? And what ‘Fascist putsch after the next’? This sort of hysterical and hysterically silly ultraLeftist fantasizing reminds me of the Right’s hysteria and hysterically silly rants about ‘ moral character’ when Slick got outed for his blow job.

    Fascists are armed gangs that the ultra rich backed when their ‘democratic’ states came under threat from the European Left and working class. When their property seemed to come under possible threat of being taken over.

    That hardly is the case today in the US, where it is entirely likely that the Democratic Party will soon be welcomed back into the presidency by the ruling corporate establishment without the least hint of any Leftist insurrection anywhere that would endanger corporate ‘private property’ being taken over in the even distant horizon by unruly US workers demanding justice and a living wage.

    So why these tirades about ‘CIA coups’ and ‘fascist putsches’ supposedly happening, Eric? If it was the actual case, this blog would have gotten us the death penalty by now.

    It is true that society is becoming increasingly brutal and militarized by the corporate government that rules, but that is nowhere the same thing as fascism, and it looks ridiculous to say so IMO.

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