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"But what really struck me was the BBC story aired on July 23rd, 2007, documenting President George W. Bush's grandfather's involvement in a 1933 plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship."
The McCormack-Dickstein Committee was established to investigate a homegrown American fascist plot hatched in 1933. Here's how the BBC promoted its recent story:
"Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush´s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy."
For the same bloody reason.
Quote :If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator. - G. W. Bush
"The high office of the president has been used to foment a plot to destroy America's freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizens of this plight." - President John F. Kennedy, November 12, 1963.
Date of Kennedy Assassination : NOV.22, 1963
The speech that got John F. Kennedy Killed(youtube)
JFK before the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs."
"...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 secret proceedings.We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.Even today,there's little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating it's arbitrary restrictions.Even today there's little value in ensuring the survival of our Nation if our traditions do not survive with it.And there is a very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be ceased upon by those anxious to expend it's meaning to the very limits of censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit, to the extent that it's in my control.And no official in my administration whether his rank is high or low ,civilian or military should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news.To stifle dissent , to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press or the public the facts they deserve to know.For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding it's sphere of influence on infiltration instead of invasion ,on subversion instead of elections,on intimidation istead of free choice,on guerillas by night instead of armies by day.It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into a building of a tightly knit,highly efficient machine that combines military,diplomatic,intelligence,economic,scientific and political operations.It's preparations are concealed ,not published. it's mistakes are buried , not headlined.It's dissenters are silenced ,not praised.No expenditure is questioned,no rumor is printed,no secret is revealed. ..
It is the unprecedented nature of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation--an obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert the American people--to make certain that they possess all the facts that they need, and understand them as well--the perils, the prospects, the purposes of our program and the choices that we face.
No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.
I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security--and we intend to do it.
It was early in the Seventeenth Century that Francis Bacon remarked on three recent inventions already transforming the world: the compass, gunpowder and the printing press. Now the links between the nations first forged by the compass have made us all citizens of the world, the hopes and threats of one becoming the hopes and threats of us all. In that one world's efforts to live together, the evolution of gunpowder to its ultimate limit has warned mankind of the terrible consequences of failure.
And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.