A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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The Zapruder Film is a Photographic Cartoon: There is no proof JFK died that day.


Article last updated:  2:18 PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)



(Thank you for taking the time to read this, please excuse any typo you may encounter, autocorrect is evil, AA Morris.)

On November 22, 1963 normal daytime television programming was interrupted by breaking news that would become era altering history...

The so-called "burden of proof" is on those making the claim to prove it. In other words, use common sense and reason and do not fall into a mental maze of philosophical meta musing. Speculation lures many an otherwise sound and intelligent mind off into realms that lead to mental departures from actual reality. The government and news media put forth the claim that JFK was assassinated in a certain way on a certain day. When we examine all the proof that they put forth, all we have evidence for is a scripted and poorly acted crisis event. A military psychological operation of government and news media invention.

This article takes a look at the original made for television, "we have to interrupt our scheduled broadcast to report breaking news" event that in many ways would define how news would be reported to this very day. We have been conditioned by the electronic multimedia system, which brings news by means of television screens all over the world, to believe what we see on these screens when the talking heads instruct us that what we are seeing, in highly edited and filtered format, is a trustworthy representation of reality and not just more fictional entertainment programming. We have been taught since we were children, to truly believe that we can trust international mainstream journalists and their governmental sourced reporting, presented to us as a collection of facts combined into a narrative that we are supposed to believe represents factual occurrences that generate reported current events that go on to become official textbook history. We aren't supposed to notice a few very important things. We aren't supposed to notice that the mainstream media is a massive, international noise machine and not proper forum for any real kind of investigation into any kind of real crime, whether that crime is local, state, national or even international in scale; and whether that crime is supposed to be against the average person, or even a president who represents the national government. The coverage of the aftermath of the supposed JFK assassination is evidence only of a contrived propaganda campaign. I know we have been conditioned since birth to believe otherwise, but the reality is there for all to see. Computer technology now allows the average person to do research impossible before. When we look at all the evidence put forth regarding this world-wide culturally defining event, and yes, ultimately the reach of this event was international as it provides a blueprint for all the fake, international, televised news of the late 20th century to today, all we have evidence for is a massive "problem, reaction, solution", governmental and news media promoted, contrivance. This modus operandi was derived from prior World War One and World War Two era newspaper, radio, and newsreel theater propaganda that too many of us mistake for reality. And this modus operandi was derived from basic word of mouth bullshit spread by chains of gossiping mouths. Ideas take a lot longer to propagate when they lack international, multimedia power. The news media as we understand it today, has always been controlled on an international scale and this is something a little internet research reveals. International news media has always worked as propaganda medium for international governments. People all over the world have been conditioned by the exact same multimedia modus operandi.

If a criminal investigation or terrorist event gets high profile media spotlight, it has to be fake.

This is something that those indoctrinated by and addicted to the mass media will have a hard time accepting, as they are so used to believing in what they see on screens, the thought never occurred to them to question what they were seeing. Many different journalists from the myriad of news outlets are usually immediately on scene with witness and victim interviews done with the same set of witnesses and victims so rapidly that there would seem to be little time for the police, the official and legally sanctioned investigative authorities, to interview any of these people. Please keep in mind when the JFK hoax was conducted, there were limited television channels and a much more limited news media "landscape". Today there are countless news outlets ready to offer airtime to witnesses and even victims of very recent crimes. The massive amounts of coverage with all the details announced to the world, make little sense as examples of how real world investigations would be conducted. This imagery and the idea of the intrepid investigative reporter is a myth derived from Hollywood and other mass media fictional product. If one simply thinks critically about all the high profile terrorist events and crimes sold as real, one should be able to see that we in the public were made privy to more detail than we should have been. This is more evidence we can actually examine and this evidence does explain a lot. Of course, all the continuous and intense multimedia conditioning, won't let most people see what should be obvious to an adult human mind.

Who: JFK What: Assassination Where: Dallas, Texas When: 1963 How: Bullets Why:?

All the evidence we have to actually examine proves the JFK assassination was a hoax. It does not leave any other logical choice, There is no evidence to support the claim that JFK died that day as the official narrative puts forth. People can choose to split hair needlessly. Sure the man we think of as JFK could have died in many kinds of ways on that day, official or otherwise. You can spend the rest of your life like many self proclaimed conspiracy theorists do, lost in speculative imaginings you can never prove. This is why it is best to avoid this kind of logical fallacy. Of course, imaginative speculation offered as conspiracy theory seems to draw a larger audience than articles and lectures that explain the reverse imagineering of culture, do.  All we can do is look at the official narrative and look at the official evidence and judge that. We need not spend any time speculating about anything else and in fact that kind of speculation leads back to the conspiracy maze and away from understanding how the world of humanity is really run.

"News From Nowhere" by Edward Jay Epstein

“The public image of American journalism has always included a good proportion of myth. Well before the Second World War, Broadway and Hollywood had made the stereotype of the Intrepid Reporter—dogged in his pursuit of the truth, fearless in his determination to see it printed—nearly as familiar as the white hats that identified the good guys in a Western. The war made legends out of such foreign correspondents as Ernie Pyle and Margaret Bourke-White; in the cold-war years that followed, with their prolonged emphasis on foreign affairs, the image of the newspaper correspondent came to be fixed in a new stereotype, but one every bit as solid, and as favorable, as the old one of Hollywood. Television was at first merely an instrument of this myth, but in the mid-1950s it grew to be something more. With the development of national network news programs, the legend came to life."

source: https://www.amazon.com/News-Nowhere-Edward-Jay-Epstein/dp/1566633001  •  News from Nowhere, by Edward Jay Epstein | commentary


The tools used for social engineering and mass producing cultured human beings.


image source:  THE ZAPRUDER FILM IS SHOWN ON "GOOD NIGHT AMERICA" (MARCH 6, 1975) - YouTube  •   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxCH1yhGG3Q

"Conspiracy Theorists" want to believe.

This article is not going to get lost in false historical mazes of conspiracy minded authors. All of this tabloid nonsense, while very entertaining and imaginative, leads only to endless mental-maze like loops, which would seem to be by design. The term "Conspiracy Theorists" was supposed to have been contrived after the JFK assassination. What we need to consider is why the mainstream media pushed the conspiracy angle from the beginning and the answer would seem to lie in the Cold War era that this story was contrived for. The conspiracy that was pushed as face saving damage control has to do with communist plots that may or may not lead to CIA and mafia rabbit holes filed with all kinds of imaginative and mysterious delights. The conspiracy market must have made billions off of the JFK assassination alone, ignoring Elvis, and bigfoot, UFOs and all the rest of the source material derived from tabloid headlines that were promoted by the mainstream media itself, at one time or another.

When we compare all the supposed witness testimony to the visual evidence like the Zapruder film, we can find inconsistencies. The mainstream media is not interested in any of these problems. The mainstream and even alternative News journalists avoid getting into any of the contradictions in the official narrative in any real meaningful kind of way. No critical thinking is ever really applied to any of this, not in any kind of consistent manner, because when one does attempt to actually put this all into a proper logical context, that includes an understanding of the news media's origins, one can clearly see the social engineering and government growing, national hero and mythic idol generating, purpose of this. All of this media is commissioned with the intent of shaping and molding human beings. Young minds get shaped from birth to believe in things they really should not and in this manner generations of not quite truly self actualized human beings are literally mass produced on international scale.

Where were you on that day we shall never collectively be allowed to forget?

"How the JFK assassination transformed media coverage", by Jon Herskovitz

"Other live TV news events followed, and the next time networks devoted as much time to commercial-free news broadcasts came with the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States."

source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jfk-media/how-the-jfk-assassination-transformed-media-coverage-idUSBRE9AK11N20131121

Look at official Zapruder film image, do you see reflections of cars on the side of the JFK Presidential limousine?

Look at the Zapruder film, a high resolution stabilized version is best, look at it in slow motion and look at the side of the Presidential limousine. The part of the film, right before JKF passes behind Stemmons Feeway sign Look at the car doors and look at the reflections. What you will notice, if you are looking at a somewhat high quality reproduction of this famous film is that there are cars reflected back towards camera lens and not the crowd of young ladies as expected.


Why overlook what is obviously a problem?

Why is this not News worthy? Why is this not even conspiracy-theory worthy?

"For four days, starting with gunfire in Dallas and ending with Kennedy’s funeral procession in Washington, major U.S. TV networks went live with wall-to-wall coverage, suspending commercials."

"The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a transformative live, global TV news event. It swept an industry without a playbook for covering a breaking story of such magnitude and utterly changed how people receive their news. For four days, starting with gunfire in Dallas and ending with Kennedy’s funeral procession in Washington, major U.S. TV networks went live with wall-to-wall coverage, suspending commercials. Other live TV news events followed, and the next time networks devoted as much time to commercial-free news broadcasts came with the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. “The Kennedy assassination became the template for coverage,” said Bob Schieffer, who 50 years ago covered the event for the Fort Worth Star Telegram and is now a veteran broadcaster with CBS. “We were working in one of the worst moments of the nation’s life back then and we didn’t know what to make of it, much like what happened on 9/11,” he told Reuters. The technology was primitive in 1963, but the idea was born of broadcasting live from the scene, having an anchor for the coverage and letting the images do the talking when possible. Some of the tasks were daunting, such as moving studio TV cameras that weighed hundreds of pounds into places such as Dallas police headquarters and stringing heavy cables up a wall and through the police chief’s office."

"By the time the White House confirmed Kennedy’s death just after 1:30 that Friday, 45.4 percent of U.S. homes with a television had their sets in use, according to ratings agency Nielsen."

source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-jfk-media/how-the-jfk-assassination-transformed-media-coverage-idUSBRE9AK11N20131121

Government and the news media claim that a horrific event took place that day.

Who, why, where, when and how are important questions that need answering if we desire to tell a story, whether that story represents a real event, an imagined event or an embellished event.

Who: JFK What: Assassination Where: Dallas, Texas When: 1963 How: Bullets Why: Mythic lies build civilizations.

JFK is an example of a national identity defining modern state sponsored secular saint. The story matters more than reality. A national identity building story like the JFK soap opera is a great example of the exact kind of cultural building this website, www.aamorris.net, is dedicated to examining. We can use this wonderful tool that is at our fingertips, to learn about the would we share. We can use this wonderful and inspiring technology for more than just doing things like sharing selfies and digital photographs of our food and cats. We can use this technology to examine what the news media and government put forth as evidence that their claims of horrific tragedy are true. We can take the massive amounts of multimedia evidence apart and we can then understand why there are logical inconsistencies in the narrative in the first place.

The JFK Assassination is the cultural shaping blueprint for the television news event that is sold to the public as real.

Governmentally contrived and sponsored, national security law protected, military style training drill and roleplaying acting techniques are very old and have always been used by governmental agents of one kind or another, to spread rumor and gossip hearsay as government building gospel and fact.

The presidency is not all it's advertised to be.

The JFK assassination also sells the idea that the Presidency is important in the first place. Not only has JFK been sold to us, for decades now, as the young King Arthur man of the people martyr, who would have saved us all had he but lived, JFK also represents the idea that we need to have a kind father in the Whitehouse in the first place. The assassination reinforces the idea that we need to have national government in the first place. In fact the assassination leads to more federal laws, and federal governmental growth, like all these events seem to. Whether it's international, national, state or even more local in form, the media usually acts as mouthpiece for information designed to lead us to think we need more government in one form or another. This is the motive for even more local news stories, that are given saturated media attention, and why even local news stories can be as fake as the ones in international multimedia glare; it's all about generating belief in need for more government. 

No 11/22/63 means no 9/11/2001

One was contrived television programming blueprint for the other. Modern government as we understand it today, would not exist without the medium of electronic communications. Modern government invested our taxes not on defense spending as claimed, but on the research and development into what would lead to the amazing world of all the computer based technology we experience today.


Controlling your imagination is in the best national security interests of international governments.

National security laws protect many state secrets, or so the story goes. We are not supposed to suspect that the same compartmentalized governmental systems that we are told exist could be used against us, the tax paying public that pays for it all. The world really is a stage and the high level leaders are role playing actors who exist to reinforce the idea that we need nation state borders in the first place. The fact is, governments really are just corporations and we do not need the things we call nations to keep us safe from anything. The Phantom Menaces sold on screen as real are not. The world does not work as advertised and this is something a good library or good internet search reveals. The devil is in the details of all the paperwork that binds the world of artifice and idea that many of us confuse for the real, natural thing. The 20th century was an era when electronic media would become the most important source of information for massive groups of people all over the world. This was the first time anything like this had ever happened, as far as any of us know. The immediacy of electric broadcast is not the same thing as mass produced printed products delivered by ships powered by steam. We tend to take electronic media and even world wide passenger jet air travel for granted, as we have been born into a world where these are common technology we can all interact with. We take for granted how fast we can travel across this world we share. We also seem to take for granted how fast ideas can now spread.


"Back in Hollywood, First Lieutenant Ronald Reagan was taking part in what here refers to in his autobiography as one of the major "secrets of war, ranking up with the atom bomb project": creating a complete miniature of Tokyo, so authentic in detail even top Air Corps generals could not distinguish it from reality."

image and quote source:  War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination By Howard Bruce Franklin

"THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

 "Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos."

"There are a multitude of other avenues of approach to the public mind, some old, some new as television. No attempt will be made to discuss each one separately. The school may disseminate information concerning scientific facts. The fact that a commercial concern may eventually profit from a widespread understanding of its activities because of this does not condemn the dissemination of such information, provided that the subject merits study on the part of the students. If a baking corporation contributes pictures and charts to a school, to show how bread is made, these propaganda activities, if they are accurate and candid, are in no way reprehensible, provided the school authorities accept or reject such offers carefully on their educational merits. It may be that a new product will be announced to the public by means of a motion picture of a parade taking place a thousand miles away. Or the manufacturer of a new jitney airplane may personally appear and speak in a million homes through radio and television. The man who would most effectively transmit his message to the public must be alert to make use of all the means of propaganda. Undoubtedly the public is becoming aware of the methods which are being used to mold its opinions and habits. If the public is better informed about the processes of its own life, it will be so much the more receptive to reasonable appeals to its own interests. No matter how sophisticated, how cynical the public may become about publicity methods, it must respond to the basic appeals, because it will always need food, crave amusement, long for beauty, respond to leadership. If the public becomes more intelligent in its commercial demands, commercial firms will meet the new standards. If it becomes weary of the old methods used to persuade it to accept a given idea or commodity, its leaders will present their appeals more intelligently."

quote source: Edward Bernays, "Propaganda (1928), History is a Weapon" •  http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html#SECTION2


image sources: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/572309065118451007/  •  http://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/2012/10/doorway-man-part-2.html

Normalizing the televising of absurd events during "National Crisis".

Accused assassins giving press conferences during an open police investigation is clear evidence of a coordinated propaganda event, despite our collective conditioning to believe otherwise,  I know we are supposed to believe the official apologetics ridden narrative and accept the idea that the police knew they had their sole assassin; they knew he worked alone and that he did it, or something to that effect. Whatever we are supposed to think, we are not supposed to consider the cartoonish nature of the scene itself. The fact that Oswald was allowed to have what is most definitely a press conference is illogical and absurd. The fact that the police allowed a news media circus that was supposed to lead to Oswald's own, high profile televised assassination, in the not secure police department parking garage, is equally absurd. We have been conditioned to uncritically accept many silly ideas as being representative of reality. If this is the case, the Dallas police in 1963 were a very troubled group of grown men. We are supposed to buy into the mythology of the trusted news journalist and the mythology of the police detectives who can solve mysteries as fast as the guys on the primetime, fictional, television shows do it. People are so used to watching the compressed timelines of scripted television productions, they fail to notice when the news makes use of the same Hollywood technique.


Never believe what you see on a screen without critical thought. This particular national myth reinforces belief in the office of Presidency. The fact is, the Presidency is a four to eight year limited gig, the real fun begins after the Presidency when the tax payer supported pension kicks in. All sorts of post Presidency perks await the elite actors who manage to make it to the Oval Office. JFK was just another world actor on world stage, his supposed death no more provable than the death of a character in a work of fiction. His supposed death even if real, however "tragic" would not change a thing. It wouldn't matter anyway and the idea that this man's death is some kind of historical event worth paying attention to in the first place, is part of the scripted contrivance. This is all about reinforcing the idea that we need international, national, state, county or other external forms of governmental leadership we do not really need. All of the multimedia noise machine is simply focused on promoting stories that only lead towards the call for more external governance, in one form or another. Politics is not about representing the will of the people and "We the People" is literally a corporate marketing slogan. High level politicians do not serve any of us, they serve the system itself and their role requires that they work to manage us. We are a human resource and considered to be a resource that should be exploited like every other natural resource.


image source: http://www.craveonline.com/site/755045-22-biggest-special-effects-milestones

Visual effects are very real. JFK's assassination was not. Paranoia is real. Paranoia is contagious tool of the conspiracy minded.

Crowd psychology is real, and television is a great medium for it. The profitable conspiracy theory market place is not only designed to be a mental maze that leads nowhere, it also is designed to promote paranoid thinking. This is a very important element to recognize. There are many forms of fear based psychological manipulation. One form is paranoia. Another form relies on us in the mass public believing that all the reported deaths and horrific events are as real as advertised. We have to believe there are victims. We have to have people we can relate to and sympathize with. We need to be given images of people we do not really know, and told stories about them we can never really verify for ourselves, instead we have to rely on the sources of the information. This reliance on an external authority that will tell us what to think, but that cannot demonstrate to us, how to think, is another element that needs to be considered with critical judgement. Real authorities or rather, real experts in a subject matter can demonstrate their expertise and if they are good at teaching, they can communicate this knowledge to others in a meaningful manner. The problem is that most of the punditry put forth by mainstream and even alternative media are shallow authorities who act not to teach but to lead like social shepherds. These people will steer the narrative into the desired directions that will support the agenda of continuing to provide the public impetus for continuing to pay their taxes to government they do not really need. Any specific laws that get crafted and all the specific social changes that occur, are all motivated by what was a contrived and scripted event.

Paranoia kills brain cells.

How many conspiracy theory promoting propagandists end up only promoting needlessly fear inducing, and divisive, paranoid behavior? Have you ever encountered such a personality in real life or online? Doesn't the mainstream and alternative media sell the same kind of fear in the form of "be afraid of omniscient and omnipotent government", in one form or another? Is this not a form of paranoid reasoning? How many conspiracy theory authors thrive on selling paranoid and needless fear inducing musings? I would recommend avoiding those who sell fear.

"Gravity's Rainbow is among the “most widely celebrated, unread novels” of American literature and already “a piece of minor folklore.” Pynchon's genius manifests itself in his uniquely wide range of subject matter and literary techniques of presentation, narration, and interpretation. Gravity's Rainbow is a novel based on various sets of parallels, oppositions and double structures. These parallel patterns are abundant both in the structure of the novel, and in the content, characterization, and themes."

"In this paper two of these binaries, paranoia and antiparanoia, are discussed to show how Pynchon enjoys involving his characters and his readers in a cosmos in which no absolute truth and no singular concept can survive on its own; a universe in which certainty is a luxury that no one can reach."

source: Paranoia vs. Anti-paranoia in Gravity's Rainbow - Journal of Teaching ... •  http://jtls.shirazu.ac.ir/article_201_cefaf62f0af6aa172e2b36f99a8aa6bf.pdf

Consider what is at stake, if more people realize the news is fake.

Maybe not now, maybe not tomorrow nor anytime soon, but maybe one hundred and nineteen years from now people will be free from multimedia thought control, if more people notice what is obvious.


image source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_%2B_2_%3D_5

Common sense is real. 2 + 2 is really 4 and the sky is really blue.

If you have a problem with the above statement and do not think it reflects reality, the problem is you.

"You can't say that, you will make us all sound crazy by association!", screams the self proclaimed political activist who truly believes he, and he alone, can make a real difference, if but more people would just realize how right his, and only his, opinion, really is. He will try with all his circularly reasoned, intellectual might, and self considered, persuasive verbal prowess to get his listeners or readers to truly believe in all the fallaciously reasoned babble he puts forth as common sense that should be shared by all. This kind of mind will continue to insist that since you can't disprove the idea that JFK was abducted by aliens, this idea must be considered to be a very real possibility, and that "we" cannot come to any actual conclusion that leads us to believe any other thing. This kind of person will continue to insist, well past the bounds of reason, that we cannot say JFK didn't die, on 11/22/1963, as we were not in Texas on that sunny day to see what transpired in the famed plaza outside equally mythic and legendary school book depository. This type of person will refuse to see that they aren't focused on anything that makes sense. A person like this is not interested in common sense, in real communication and a real thorough understanding about anything. The typical paranoid spreading conspiracy crowd surfing persona is one best avoided as their intellectual dishonesty is bound to derail any honest exchange of ideas among people of different points of view. The paranoid spreading conspiracy persona will seek to needlessly divide a group of people into separate factions based on belief system preferences and other shallow considerations that do not really mean anything. Divide and conquer and the steering of the crowd takes the simple form of various conscious and unconscious tactics. People who get lost in semantics and minutiae and who insist on trying to drag everyone else down useless  mental roads that leave common sense behind are people who should become fiction or conspiracy writers of some kind.

2+2 is not 5.

People who do not accept common sense ideas, like the sky being blue, and who attempt to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify the idea that there is no absolute truth are missing the point of conversation and are getting lost in ideas and are no longer talking about reality. Such a person is on the road to a psychological breakdown if they continue to follow this kind of unreasoning. It is somewhat insane to confuse the symbols with the counting they represent. It is illogical to confuse personal opinions about things that are demonstrably subjective with things that are objective. A person who is unwilling to employ common sense is impossible to effectively communicate with. Whether these people know it or not, whether they mean to be or not, they are trying to act as mental shepherds and thought police. These kinds of people take it upon themselves to continue to preach their point of view from soapbox vantage even when not asked. Some might suspect such a person is being purposefully deceptive and intentionally intellectually dishonest. Such a person might resort to all sorts of unverifiable gossip and hearsay claims to justify their behavior. People like this are quick to do things like play the victim card by claiming to know someone who died in the event in question. The victim or witness account must not be questioned out loud. We are not supposed to consider the original medium for government building propaganda is simple word of mouth, a medium still in use today. We cannot verify claims of people who tend to crawl out of conspiracy woodwork to claim all sorts of things that seem designed to tug at our collective heart strings. Logically these kind of anecdotes need to be considered in proper context.

The Politically Correct Self Appointed Conspiracy Police

Self appointed language and thought police like to steer conversations and otherwise shepherd thinking in certain limiting directions only. It's really obvious when someone engages in intellectually dishonest behavior. I believe such behavior might be called "concern trolling" or something like that. We see this behavior on conspiracy forums and in online chatrooms. There might be topics forbidden by self appointed  authoritative decree, It's funny how many online truthers complain about YouTube censoring content and then so many of the same people are more than happy to censor comments and content on their own forums or comment sections or blog postings. Human beings are hypocritical by nature. The mainstream media and governments are concerned with controlling thoughts and perception. When we do that to ourselves and each other we are doing the work of government for free. Censorship is the tool of those who seek to oppress others. This should go without saying.

People who really are interested in the truth are not afraid to listen to ideas they do not agree with or even like.

It's probably a good idea to recognize the various flaws in our own nature and attempt to avoid them, but instead of this, the thought and language watchmen will continue to attempt to shape some kind of general sentiment of their own devising. This is exactly what the news media and government are doing.


image source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-jackie-kennedy-invented-the-camelot-legend-after-jfks-death


Jackie Kennedy, Role model for crisis actresses to come.

"Never forget September 11th", was something we were told over and over for what seemed like years. Good thing. Those words still echo in my mind to this day. 9/11 is another great case study in media fakery and made for television governmental propaganda. These events are designed to grow more belief in need for even more tax hungry government, in one form or another. The same crisis acting we are used watching today, would seem to owe a lot to the cast of characters put forth as witnesses for the assassination that never actually happened.

Staged Public Funerals

The fact of the matter is that public funerals are staged events to begin with. It does not matter whether the corpse in the coffin, on display, for all to see, is the real thing or a wax or plastic, silicone thing. Yes, as odd as it may seem, the evidence we can actually examine indicates that funerals can be faked. In other words, the body in the box is not a real human body as advertised, but is instead a professionally cast sculpture. This might be hard for someone new to the idea of media fakery to accept. That makes sense. This is why it is very important to study these events in as complete a manner as you can. One needs to have an understanding about how the rest of it works before being able to begin to understand other aspects of these kinds of government sponsored operations.


image source: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/kanye-west-famous-exhibition/index.html via http://hoaxbusterscall.blogspot.com

The evidence we can actually examine does more than merely suggest that government is interested in faking funerals, under umbrella of national security protected military operation.

"Conduct funerals for mock victims. ...Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."

"In 1997, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board released a pile of records from the Kennedy era. Among them was a 1962 document titled "Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba." The memorandum concerned something called Operation Northwoods, a plan to create fake attacks on "friendly" defected Cubans, U.S. military bases, and U.S. citizens — all designed to appear conducted by Cuba. This action, known as a "false flag" operation, would be used to garner the public and political support necessary for direct military intervention against Cuba. And the plan wasn't some crackpot scheme devised by a minor official – it was sent from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara."

"The document also outlines an elaborate plan for a fake attack on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, including suggestion number 10, "Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock victims." The author goes on to suggest a "Remember the Maine" incident, referring to the explosion and sinking of the USS Maine that lead to the Spanish-American War. "Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."

source: https://io9.gizmodo.com/5838778/operation-northwoods-the-1960s-government-plan-to-fake-terrorist-attacks-on-the-us via: Truthstream Media • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5rBc4GS06s

My uncle died in Vietnam.

Shot through the head and came home dead. Doesn't mean war is real. People confuse violence with images of newsreel era war or more modern television images of war. Confusing propaganda with reality is not wise. Nor is it wise to fall for people who play a form of the victim card. We are not supposed to question the validity of the statements made by grieving family members who supposedly lost someone in a tragic event or even in what is billed as "war'. Guns and bullets can and do kill real people and acts of violence are real. The images of war and of the terrible events that are supposed to be real are not. The military industrial complex relies on massive funding from the duped tax payers who need to remain duped. The relative of the victim is supposed to be beyond criticism. There is a difference between young men who are armed with weaponry and who were flown half way across the world to sit in some far off countryside scared out of their wits waiting for what they think might be horrific warfare like they've seen on screens, and the actors playing the soldiers in the contrived imagery on those ubiquitous screens. Please keep in mind too, I am not stating that there aren't other people with guns lurking around the same countrysides, nor am I stating that battles with weaponry like rifles and machine guns impossible, what I am claiming is that there is no reason to believe in war as we understand it. Friendly fire incidents happen. All sorts of military engineering accidents happen too. Maybe the local farmers don't want another Coca Cola bottling plant or road to an airport on the land they always used for farming, and maybe they have guns too. War covers for the tax funding of things like nation building. We foot the bill for various engineering projects all over the world. The world wide commercial infrastructure needs world wide reach by means of things like airports and roads and power lines. The military is not really about the business of fighting as much as they go about the business of building. The military brass has incentive to lie about how a loved one died. I hope that does not come as a surprise to you. They have incentive to make war appear to be as real as possible. Huge sums of money, derived from our collective hard earned wages are at stake. It's also not that small scale armed conflicts cannot happen, it's that the military has means, motive and opportunity to lie about what exactly happened. We assume the official governmental accounts and educational textbooks are correct. The devil is in the details that most people do not seem very interested in inspecting, despite having such firms beliefs in the accuracy of what they assume is history, but is actually just cultural shaping propaganda mythology. A future article will get further into the fascinating subject of fake war. The relevant idea is that the earlier modus operandi used to fake war for the newsreel era, was adapted and updated for the television era. I would also like to point out that there was an outdoor, live action aspect to World War fakery, as the more recently declassified account of the "Ghost Army" reveals. The JFK event in Dallas would seem to have had to have included some tax payer funded outdoor theater. In other words, these government operations can, and often do, include a live action role playing element. This modus operandi continues to this day.

Another example of outdoor "live action" theater would be the very public JFK funeral. This is an example of not only live theater but also a staged funeral. All part of the current modus operandi of fake news.


image source: https://upclosed.com/people/jacqueline-kennedy-onassis/

"How Jackie Kennedy Invented Camelot Just One Week after JFK's Assassination"

One week later...

"On Nov. 29, 1963, four days after her husband’s burial, the widowed mother of two invited Life magazine journalist Theodore H. White to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. There, Jackie, then just 34, crafted a glittering fairytale about JFK’s 1,000 days in the White House that continues to captivate the nation. The inspiration? JFK’s favorite Broadway musical, Camelot — the story of mythical world, ruled by King Arthur, where goodness reigned supreme. “Don’t let it be forgot, that for one brief, shining moment there was Camelot,” Jackie told White, quoting from the musical."

"“It is astounding to me that a week after JFK’s death, she had the presence of mind to come up with the extraordinary and unexpected reference that has stuck with us for decades,” says the film’s screenwriter, Noah Oppenheim."

"First Lady Jackie Kennedy was plunged into shock and despair when her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated at 46 on Nov. 22, 1963. But even in the midst of unimaginable tragedy, she had a key focus: to ensure that his legacy endured. And to do that, she spun a fantasy that has only grown in the five decades since."

source: http://people.com/politics/jackie-kennedy-invented-camelot-jfk-assassination/

And the award for acting in a scripted televised crisis goes to...

Jackie Kennedy's odd behavior makes sense if we understand this is about myth making. She was both a witness and a grieving widow.

Jackie Kennedy experienced the compressed timeline grieving of a fictional character and immediately moved on to promoting  the Camelot mythology that is her husband's legacy in the same exact manner the supposed grieving fathers, mothers, sons, friends, of victims and eye witnesses to supposed tragedy do to this day and most people accept it as normal; after all they have been exposed to this kind of behavior since they were born. They fail to notice that it is the same pattern of odd culturally manipulative behavior over and over.

I'm not going to spend the time finding all the endless examples of poorly acted grieving family members from all the intervening decades of contrived and scripted events sold as actual fact. If you do a YouTube or similar video search for old 20th century, analog television news stories, you are likely to come across the exact same problems and logical inconsistencies and poor quality crisis acting, that you will inevitably begin to notice when you view more recent high definition news casts.

15 minutes of fame: Casting grieving widows for celebrity talk show tours.

Crisis Cast "grieving" widows and parents do news and talk show celebrity tours as if they were pop stars promoting their latest film or album or underwear line. This is considered to be normal behavior. This is also considered normal practice. We are not supposed to notice that the bright media spotlight is no place for witnesses of real crimes, and real terrorist events. The media does things like trample all over crime scenes and present 9/11 calls during what is supposed to be an open criminal investigation and we have only accepted this as normal because we were born into a world where television news is the primary source of information for many of us. Even if we personally grew up sans television, the rest of the human population we are likely to interact with did not and other forms of mass media are not better than the television anyway. Radio and mass produced print media are equally medium for governmental propaganda. The high level governments of the world have always controlled the means of mass travel and mass communication and in this manner the governments of the world control what most of us think and where most of us sleep.

Young people especially, are supposed to have causes they are willing to fight for.

Contrived news headlines are designed to create more uncritically thinking participants for more political activism and more involvement and belief in political system. It does not matter which side you are on as long as you take a side. The public is encouraged to believe in false divides and false choices and to mind everyone else's business instead of focusing on their own. Government needs to promote ideas that lead to more dependency on external sources and authorities of one kind or another. My belief is that a lot of this behavior is unconscious and that human nature lends itself too readily to the crowd based psychological machinations of the few.




image sources: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lee-harvey-oswald-arrested-accused-killing-jfk-1963-article-1.2431162• http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hoover-worried-conspiracy-theories-jfk-killed-article-1.3593515


Usually security clearance possessing military crisis acting assets have roles in other equally scripted and contrived and yes, fake, events. These people are role playing, life actors. We tax payers foot the bill for this kind of military industrial production. Fake war techniques for newsreel medium of darkened film theaters become fake news techniques for the medium of television.

Just a handful of examples from the JFK event:


"...homicide detective who was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas Police headquarters when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby."

"James Robert Leavelle (born August 23, 1920) is a World War II veteran and the former Dallas, Texas, homicide detective who was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas Police headquarters when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby. Several photographs—including one that won a Pulitzer Prize—were taken of Oswald just before Ruby pulled the trigger. The photos show Leavelle wearing a tan suit, in sharp contrast to the other detective (L. C. Graves), who is wearing a black suit. Leavelle was born and raised in Red River County, Texas. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a former sailor on board the USS Whitney, and was on board the ship during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Leavelle


"...an American former Marine and Marxist who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963."

"Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was an American former Marine and Marxist who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. According to four federal government investigations and one municipal investigation,[n 1] Oswald shot and killed Kennedy from a sniper's nest as the President traveled by motorcade through Dealey Plaza in the city of Dallas, Texas."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald


The guy who started the conspiracy musings in the first place. The mafia guy who silenced the supposed assassin who claimed to the press " I am a patsy."

"...Dallas, Texas nightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963,"

"In the 1940s Ruby frequented race tracks in Illinois and California. He was drafted in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, working as an aircraft mechanic at U.S. bases until 1946. He had an honorable record and was promoted to Private First Class. Upon discharge, on February 21, 1946, Ruby returned to Chicago."

"Jack Leon Ruby (born Jacob Leon Rubenstein; March 25, 1911 – January 3, 1967) was the Dallas, Texas nightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, while Oswald was in police custody after being charged with assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy and the murder of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit two days earlier. A Dallas jury found him guilty of murdering Oswald, and he was sentenced to death."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ruby


"...he performed autopsies on J. D. Tippit, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby."

"In the spring of 1944, at the end of his junior year, the 17-year-old Rose dropped out of high school and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served on a submarine, the USS Sea Devil, in the Pacific theater of World War II. According to Rose, at the end of hostilities his boat moored in Shanghai and Tsingtao, China, and served as a "military presence" patrolling the China Seas."

"Earl Forrest Rose (September 23, 1926 – May 1, 2012) was an American forensic pathologist, professor of medicine, and lecturer of law. Rose was the medical examiner for Dallas County, Texas, at the time of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and he performed autopsies on J. D. Tippit, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby. After being shoved by Kennedy's aides, he stepped aside and allowed Kennedy's body to be removed from Parkland Memorial Hospital without performing an autopsy."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Rose_(coroner)


"J. D. Tippit (September 18, 1924 – November 22, 1963) was an American police officer who was an 11-year veteran with the Dallas Police Department. About 45 minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Tippit was shot to death in a residential neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was initially arrested for the murder of Tippit and was subsequently arrested for the killing of President Kennedy. Oswald was charged with both crimes shortly after his arrest. However, Oswald denied involvement in either of the cases. Because Oswald was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby two days after the killings, he could not be prosecuted for either crime."

"He entered the United States Army on July 21, 1944, and was assigned to the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 17th Airborne Division. He saw combat in Operation Varsity, the airborne crossing of the Rhine River in March 1945, earning a Bronze Star, and remained on active duty until June 20, 1946."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Tippit


image source: https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/JROTC_ProgramInfo.html  •  https://nypost.com/2018/02/20/army-honors-jrotc-cadets-killed-in-florida-massacre/


The government is recruiting very young military members.

"Florida School’s R.O.T.C. Lost 3 Cadets; Suspect Was a Member By NEIL REISNER and DAVE PHILIPPS FEB. 20, 2018"

"CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Cadet Peter Wang dreamed of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point one day, but he never got the chance. The 15-year-old was shot down last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as he held open a door so others could escape. As he was laid to rest on Tuesday, West Point issued his family a ceremonial letter of acceptance. “One of U.S.M.A.’s priorities is to develop leaders of character who are committed to the values of duty, honor and country,” the academy wrote on Twitter. “Peter Wang’s actions on February 14 are an example of those principles, and the academy honors his dream of being a West Point cadet. The 17 people killed in the shooting rampage included three members of the school’s popular Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps: Mr. Wang, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty. Fellow students say the cadets acted valiantly, helping to usher others to safety. All three have been posthumously awarded the Medal of Heroism by the Army."

source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/jrotc-cadets-florida-shooting.html

"The accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, 19, had also been a Junior R.O.T.C. cadet."

"The corps is one of the high school’s largest clubs, with nearly 300 students who take courses in subjects like military drill, leadership and shooting."

source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/jrotc-cadets-florida-shooting.html

"Their maroon polo shirts were a familiar sight around the school campus. Mr. Cruz may have counted on that. The police say he was wearing his maroon polo shirt when he was arrested, after having slipped away unnoticed after the rampage."

"Other cadets credited their corps training with helping to minimize the carnage at the school. But Mr. Cruz’s ties to the corps — The Associated Press reported that he had honed his shooting skills on its marksmanship team — raised troubling questions.

The Pentagon spends $370 million a year on Junior R.O.T.C. programs at about 3,400 high schools across the country, hoping to foster the next generation of military leaders. Some communities welcome Junior R.O.T.C., but in others, it meets resistance from parents and advocacy groups who say it promotes militarism among impressionable youths."

source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/jrotc-cadets-florida-shooting.html

"Junior R.O.T.C. has been criticized for focusing on poorer schools with larger minority populations, and for using scarce resources to steer students toward the military, rather than giving them skills for other careers. The program does not require students to commit to enlisting in the military, and its leaders say it instills discipline and integrity that can help students in any career."

"Mr. Wang’s funeral on Tuesday was attended by hundreds of people. He lay in an open coffin in the small chapel at Kraeer Funeral Home, dressed in a Junior R.O.T.C. uniform like the one he wore the day he was killed, with the Medal for Heroism pinned to the chest. A line of mourners, many of them in uniform, stretched out of the chapel. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the Florida National Guard to honor the three cadets. Veterans from all over the country began a campaign to mail military patches to Mr. Wang’s family. And those who knew him spoke in tribute.

“He was always looking to do things for others before himself,” said a classmate, Logan De Lima, 13. Ms. Petty, 14, whose funeral was Monday, saw the Junior R.O.T.C. program as a way to give back to the community, according to a statement from her family, who carried in her coffin covered by an American flag. “She loved to serve,” the statement said."

"Cadets were also among the wounded in the attack at the school. Samantha Fuentes, an 18-year-old senior, was shot in both legs and was left with a piece of shrapnel lodged behind her right eye."

"Ms. Fuentes said in an interview that she had known Mr. Cruz from the corps. She and other students were sheltering in a classroom, she said, when gunfire burst through the narrow pane of glass next to the room’s locked door. Two in the classroom were killed. Mr. Cruz then looked in to see what he had wrought, she said, and she saw his face."

"When the attack began, she said, the class had been discussing hate groups and the history of the Holocaust."

source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/jrotc-cadets-florida-shooting.html

The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

"The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students (Cadets) character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. Collectively, these lessons motivate students (Cadets) to be better citizens. In addition to promoting citizenship, JROTC also prepares students (Cadets) for post-secondary options including college or the workforce. ...The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:

Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce

Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society

Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways

Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health

Value the role of the military and other service organizations

With the school’s support, the JROTC program achieves these outcomes by using a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics. The curriculum is facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel. Qualified retired Army personnel are employed by the schools to teach the JROTC curriculum. JROTC teacher qualifications are based on military experience, maturity, stability, and leadership acquired over 20 years of service to our nation. To safeguard the viability of the JROTC program, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education endorse the proposition that states recognize that JROTC instructors are certified to teach JROTC and the array of subject areas embedded (e.g., Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Civics, etc.). JROTC is a successful program, making substantial contributions to students, schools, and communities which benefit greatly from its presence. The benefits of JROTC are reflected in metrics impacting all schools in the U.S."

source: https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/JROTC_ProgramInfo.html


image source: https://www.jfkwebstore.com/

Psychological Operations


John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School

"The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) – known informally as "Swick" – primarily trains and educates United States Army personnel for the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which includes Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations personnel. Its purpose is to recruit, assess, select, train and educate the U.S. Army Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Special Forces Soldiers by providing training and education, developing doctrine, integrating force-development capability, and providing career management."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_Special_Warfare_Center_and_School

"Mission: The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Center of Excellence, trains, educates, develops and manages world-class Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Special Forces warriors and leaders in order to provide our nation with highly educated, innovative and adaptive operators."

"Vision: Forging experts in special warfare to adapt and succeed in a complex, multi-dimensional world through innovative training and education."

Project Gray: Project Gray is a collaborative study of the Gray Zone - the space between war and peace - where competitive interactions that fall short of a formal state of war, and which are characterized by ambiguity and uncertainty about relevant policy and legal frameworks, are undertaken by state and non-state actors. Conventional military responses by the Department of Defense lie outside the spectrum of appropriate responses for Gray Zone challenges. To address these conflicts, we must evolve our organization, intellectual, and institutional models to operate successfully in the Gray Zone."

"Through a series of publications, forums, and events with academic, government, and military partners and other interested parties, Project Gray will enable us to analyze regional and trans-national conflicts, find solutions and develop best practices to operate in the middle ground between war and peace. It is our hope that the information shared and understanding gained can be used across geographic lines in response to similar challenges. Project Gray is an initiative of the U.S. Army Special Operations Center of Excellence. We invite you to get engaged and join the conversation! Click on the image below to access the Project Gray website."

source: http://www.soc.mil/SWCS/


Government conducts mass media operations in order to continue to mass produce citizens who truly believe they need government.

Multimedia headlines and news stories and even fictional entertainment create a sense of political urgency based upon governmentally scripted propaganda. Headlines like "The Parkland Shooting May Have Just Cemented America’s Newest Voting Bloc" are designed and contrived to define reality for us. The idea is to turn the headline into reality. The media will act as forum for the proliferation of only the ideas that reinforce the mainstream political narrative, which is very contrived and controlled and intellectually limited in scope. Anti-gun, or pro-gun, it matters not, as long as you believe in the need for the political process, the news media and all the needless government we simply do not really need.


image source: The Parkland School Shooting Propaganda Publicity Stunt • https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parkland-school-shooting-gun-control_us_5a9482a6e4b02cb368c4c52b


"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"

"Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort? In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility — I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."

"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

image source: https://www.npr.org/2011/01/18/133018777/jfks-inaugural-speech-still-inspires-50-years-later quote source: http://www.ushistory.org/documents/ask-not.htm

Bogeymen threats are sold to the mass public keep us thinking we need the protection of government.

World wide Phantom Menace threats are forms of paranoid propaganda used by political leaders to keep the masses herded in a political ring of ignorance. Government needs us to keep paying our taxes.



Government relies on recruiting people who really believe in it. Governmental propaganda claims we all need to pitch in and work together to save the world from one Platonic threat or another.

The duped idealistic young masses aren't supposed to notice that they spread commercialism and not true freedom. I'm not claiming these volunteers do no good work, what I am stating is that the purpose of the Peace Corp is to serve governmental, world wide human resource ends. The Peace Corps serves the same system of governmental human resource management that the military does. The idea is to make the world "safe" for enterprises like, Coca Cola bottling plants, world wide passenger jet air travel and world wide hotel chains, and of course, the internet.

"On October 14, 1960, at 2 a.m., Senator John F. Kennedy spoke to a crowd of 10,000 cheering students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during a presidential campaign speech. In his improvised speech, Kennedy asked, "How many of you, who are going to be doctors, are willing to spend your days in Ghana? Technicians or engineers, how many of you are willing to work in the Foreign Service and spend your lives traveling around the world?" His young audience responded to this speech with a petition signed by 1,000 students willing to serve abroad. Senator Kennedy's challenge to these students—to live and work in developing countries around the world; to dedicate themselves to the cause of peace and development—inspired the beginning of the Peace Corps. Just two weeks later, in his November 2, 1960, speech at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, Kennedy proposed "a peace corps of talented men and women" who would dedicate themselves to the progress and peace of developing countries. Encouraged by more than 25,000 letters responding to his call, Kennedy took immediate action as president to make the campaign promise a reality."

image and quote source: https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Peace-Corps.aspx

The Peace Corps: Commercializing the world via public private partnerships.

"When we started, the teachers did not even know how to use email. But through public private partnerships, Intel and Chevron gave me my first donations of computers and Seagate Technology gave restored models; later General Mills and Proctor and Gamble, HP and Coca-Cola also helped, and thanks to Motorola, my old Peace Corps site became the first Wi-Fi village in Colombia and the first to have families on Facebook!"

source: https://www.peacecorps.gov/stories/maureen-orth-from-the-60s-to-today-its-always-cool-to-serve/

The Cold War and the Peace Corps

"The Peace Corps program was an outgrowth of the Cold War. President Kennedy pointed out that the Soviet Union "had hundreds of men and women, scientists, physicists, teachers, engineers, doctors, and nurses . . . prepared to spend their lives abroad in the service of world communism." The United States had no such program, and Kennedy wanted to involve Americans more actively in the cause of global democracy, peace, development, and freedom. A few days after he took office, Kennedy asked his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, to direct a Peace Corps Task Force. Shriver was known for his ability to identify and motivate creative, visionary leaders, and he led the group to quickly shape the organization. After a month of intense dialogue and debate among task force members, Shriver outlined seven steps to forming the Peace Corps in a memorandum to Kennedy in February 1961. The Peace Corps was established by executive order on March 1, 1961, and a reluctant Shriver accepted the president's request to officially lead the organization. Shriver recruited and energized a talented staff to implement the task force's recommendations. On his first trip abroad as director, he received invitations from leaders in India, Ghana, and Burma to place Peace Corps volunteers in their countries."

source: https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Peace-Corps.aspx


image source: https://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-were-in-the-peace-corps/celebrity-lists

TIME Magazine: Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Peace Corps

"Fifty years ago today, Congress authorized the Peace Corps Act, formally instating the service organization that would go on to send more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries in the next five decades. To mark the anniversary, TIME takes a look back at the lesser-known parts of the organization's history."

""Once you have hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn't seem too intimidating." So said Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings when asked about how his experience in the Peace Corps influenced his career. Hastings is just one of the organization's many famous alumni, which also include political pundit Chris Matthews, Lillian Gordy Carter (who applied to volunteer when she was a sprightly 68!) and former Senator Chris Dodd. Even This Old House host Bob Vila spent a few years in Panama as a volunteer in the early 1970s. Perhaps that's where he learned how to build houses? ...The Peace Corps can back its list of accomplishments with some pretty impressive empirical evidence. When it was first established in 1961, volunteers took assignments in only six countries. By the end of the first year, the group had grown to 900 volunteers in 16 countries. Fast forward 50 years, and the organization has, to date, dispatched more than 200,000 men and women to 139 countries ranging from Bahrain to Brazil. These days, around 8,000 members actively volunteer each year, which, though remarkable, falls short of John F. Kennedy's original goal, which was to have 100,000 volunteers in the field at any given time. ...Perhaps it was the enthusiasm with which college students embraced the idea of the Peace Corps when then-candidate John F. Kennedy proposed the program that led his opponent, Richard Nixon, to vehemently critique it as a haven for draft dodgers. At the time, the Vietnam War was in full swing and conscription was a terrifying prospect for many men in their early twenties, so Nixon's criticism in part rang true. In fact, a recent survey of Peace Corp alumni who joined during draft years, found that almost one in five claimed avoiding the war influenced their decision to sign up. But serving in the Peace Corps was no guarantee against the draft. Many volunteers throughout the war were drafted, despite their commitment to the service organization. That was until 1967 when then-Peace Corps director, Jack Vaughn, began making a case against drafting volunteers on to the Presidential Appeals Board. In a statement at the time, he explained, "[t]he problem of induction notices to overseas volunteers is becoming a major concern for us. Pulling a volunteer off a productive job at mid-tour is unfair to the nation, to the host country, the Peace Corps and the individual.""

source: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2094254_2094247_2094324,00.html


image source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/groundbreaking-astronaut-and-star-trek-fan-now-working-interstellar-travel-180965277/  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison

Mae Jemison

"Mae Jemison is probably the most accomplished person on this list. While she's primarily known as being the first African-American woman to go into space, she has accomplished so much more, including a stint at the Peace Corps. From 1983 until 1985 she worked in Sierra Leone and Liberia, in the position of Peace Corps Medical Officer, during which she saved the life of a fellow Peace Corps volunteer. In addition to her work as a Peace Corp volunteer, doctor, and Peace Corps volunteer, Mae Jemison started her education at Stanford University at the age of sixteen, later went to Cornell Medical College, studied and performed dance, and appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

source: https://www.axs.com/celebrity-former-peace-corps-volunteers-76302

For more please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Peace_Corps_volunteers


source: Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes  •  corbettreport   •   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_PLNeMuqu4


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