The following quotes were stated by John F. Kennedy, one of the boldest American leaders of our time. JFK risked his life to expose corruption and secrecy in hopes that his messages would be heard. Listen to the words of this freedom fighter.
We are opposed 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 dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. – JFK
The very word, secrecy, is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. – JFK
There is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it’s in my control. – JFK
I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed. – JFK
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. – JFK
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. – JFK
When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we’d been saying they were. – JFK
Quotes about JFK stated by others.
Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the Constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. – Jim Marrs, Rule By Secrecy
The answer to the Kennedy assassination is with the Federal Reserve Bank. Don’t underestimate that. It’s wrong to blame it on [CIA official James] Angleton and the CIA per se only. This is only one finger of the same hand. The people who supply the money are above the CIA. – Wife of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
In rejecting an expanded military involvement, Kennedy went against the Joint Chiefs and a host of high level people in his government, including (CFR members) Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara, and McGeorge and William Bundy. – Donald Gibson
Kennedy’s support for economic development and Third World nationalism and his tolerance for government economic planning, even when it involved expropriation of property owned by interests in the U.S., all led to conflicts between Kennedy and elites within both the U.S. and foreign nations. – Donald Gibson