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 connection in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, as an enforcement arm of the corporations.
We begin to appreciate the pervasive influence of the propaganda machine, and the permanent war economy, which fulfills the dual strategy of siphoning capital upward so the rich can retain their status as having more than the rest, since 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 unconsciously consuming and being entertained, the old Caesar’s trick of bread and circuses; and subject to increasing surveillance, again under the guise of protection from enemies, but ironically because 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. Of course 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 Occupy. But under what leadership now, to stand vulnerable to the Mafia guns of the establishment? And with everyone either unable to get time off work, or overwhelmed by the enormity of the corruption, or in denial about the patriotic American dream and the latest fake “enemy,” or afraid of surveillance and prison and repression and massacres, themselves, if they raise a finger or a whimper.
Meanwhile the onus is put archly upon the American character itself, so prone to violence and gangsterism. I detect a latent British resentment of this wild roughshod American style, so impolite; but more telling is the guilt of complicity we are brought to realize 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.
To drive home the point, how the culture of violence, extortion, blackmail and assassination — 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.