Review of JFK to 9/11: Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick
If you really want to get to the bottom of the Kennedy assassination conspiracy, watch the 3.5 hour blockbuster, JFK to 911: Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick. I found it at once disturbing, enlightening, revolutionary, and full of common sense.
It traces the history of the Dulleses who wrote the Treaty of Versailles; and the Bushes who played a hand in Hitler’s rise, JFK’s murder, and the WTC collapse. The film doesn’t shy away from the Mafia connection with the CIA, so obvious in the Kennedy plot, the Bay of Pigs, and Iran–Contra. We begin to see the US military, with its endless wars in Central America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, as an enforcement arm of the corporations.
We begin to appreciate the pervasive influence of the propaganda machine, and of the permanent war economy it serves. Wealth is siphoned upward so the rich can retain their status as having more than the rest — while the rest are always having to support the war machine. Thus the public are given false enemies time and again, as the only rationale they can buy for continuing the status quo. Meanwhile we are unconsciously consuming and being entertained, buying into the old Caesar’s trick of bread and circuses. And we are subject to increasing surveillance and censorship, again under the guise of protection from enemies… because ironically the population itself is the real enemy of the ruling elite.
The military is ultimately, we see now, a policing mechanism, used everywhere to protect or seize for the interests of the rich, at the expense of the poor. And the solution, according to the film’s conclusion, is “revolution.” Not of the bloody Bolshevik variety, of course, which so horrified the bluebloods of the early twentieth century. In that case the Leninists simply created a new class of wealthy elite, bureaucrats, nouveau riche. Rather, the brand of revolution this film advocates is the peaceful variety.
We are enjoined by the British narrator/producer to “march on Washington” in the style of Martin Luther King or the short-lived Occupy movement. But under what leadership now, to stand vulnerable to the weaponry of the establishment? It’s a stretch to envision a sustained popular uprising, with everyone either unable to get time off work; or overwhelmed by the enormity of the systemic corruption; or in denial about the genocidal American dream and the latest fake “enemy”; or afraid of surveillance and prison and violent repression, if they raise a finger or a whimper.
In this film the onus is put archly upon the American character itself, so prone to violence and gangsterism. I detect a latent British resentment of the wild roughshod American style, so impolite… but let’s not blame the messenger. Let’s own the guilt of complicity, as the dirty work of the century has been carried out in our name. Revolution in whatever form — street action or consciousness — results when, given all the information, we agree to take responsibility for our political fate.
Postscripts and Updates:
9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out — Grand Jury finally compelled to examine the evidence; recalling Congress’s earlier determination that JFK was the target of a conspiracy.
In 2017, a volume of secret CIA files on the JFK assassination was supposed to be released, but now has “gone missing”… surprise, surprise.
To drive home the point, how the culture of violence, extortion, blackmail and assassination — yes, even genocide, for the sake of corporate profit — is ingrained in the fabric of American history since the beginning, see this chronicle of continuous American warring since its founding.
Here’s a peacemaking speech by JFK billed as “The Best Speech Yet by any US President.”
The plot thickens to include the Shakespearean murder of JFK, Jr. (with a cameo appearance by, guess who, Hillary Clinton).
For a fictional account of a future woman president enlisting the services of a time-travelling hero to battle the alien-infiltrated Hierarchy, see my latest novel, The Last Book. (And check out my other writings at NowickGray.com)