JFK Assassination – The Death of Hope

This photo sums up a nation’s shock, dismay and disbelief when we all learned of the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963. But there were many others who were not shocked but relieved, if not happy, when JFK was gunned down ~ and the obvious questions still remain unanswered:


Stan Wayman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images A woman in New York reacts to the news of John F. Kennedy's assassination, Nov. 22, 1963

Stan Wayman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A woman in New York reacts to the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Nov. 22, 1963


by Allen L Roland


I personally remain completely unconvinced by the Warren Report and feel that America has never fully recovered from JFK’s assassination for with his death came the death of hope for a more humane, a more peaceful and a more just America. The assassination of both John and Robert Kennedy marked not only the death of hope for a better America but the full emergence of the dark force of a criminalized Military, Industrial, Congressional complex.

Can you imagine JFK condoning indiscriminate Drone attacks on innocent civilians under the cover of a fictitious War on Terror as we now see every day in the Middle East ~ like this latest example in Yemen. 4 minute video

Here, in a nut shell, is what really happened on November 22,1963

The Secret Service stood down.

Dallas and Texas law enforcement stood down.

Military intelligence, which is normally enrolled to provide presidential security, stood down.

The FBI stood down.

These elements opened the door to the assassination, but did not have the resources to deliver the shooters and the complicated cover story and witness elimination program that followed.

Corrupt elements of the CIA and their long term friends and colleagues in organized crime did.
And they did it because their very survival was at stake

After decades of non-investigation by the epically corrupt J. Edgar Hoover, organized crime was on the receiving end of a massive attack by Robert Kennedy ~ the president’s brother and Attorney General.

At the same time, his brother was going after organized crime, JFK was going after the criminal elements that had taken over the CIA.

Few people understand that organized crime and the CIA (and its predecessors) work closely together both inside the US and outside and by the time of the Kennedy assassination had done so for decades.
Neither of the Kennedy brothers were choirboys, but what they were undertaking was a heroic effort on their parts and one done for the good of the country. Had they succeeded, they would have averted many of the catastrophes that have befallen the US ~ and other countries (effecting many hundreds of millions of people) ~ in the last 50 years

The Kennedy brothers knew the risks involved in their operations. What they attempted required great moral and physical courage the likes of which have rarely been seen in the history of this country.

It’s noteworthy that this story, one of the most important in post-war 20th century history, has been completely erased from the public mind and the mass media, through bullcrap books (ex. Vincent Bugliosi’s latest) and endless snarky gossip pieces designed to diminish President Kennedy’s stature. – See more info plus 4 minute video

Here’s Oliver Stone’s candid interview with Amy Goodman on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination:


AMY GOODMAN: “When Kennedy was killed, the official narrative was immediately questioned. Nearly five decades later, a new poll has found a clear majority of Americans still suspect there was a conspiracy behind the assassination. However, according to the Associated Press JFK poll, the percentage of those who believe accused shooter Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone is at its highest level since the mid-’60s. The survey, conducted in mid-April, said 59 percent of Americans think multiple people were involved in a conspiracy to kill the president, while 24 percent think Oswald acted alone, 16 percent are still unsure.”

OLIVER STONE: My thoughts. I saw the (Zapruder) film inside these last few days, and I’ve been able to assess it again, and I’ve followed the cases more or less from the outside. I haven’t been inside. It’s amazing to me that people still deny it. As you know, I was in the infantry in Vietnam. I had a fair amount of combat experience. I saw people blown away in action. When you look once again at the basics of the film ~ the bullets, the autopsy, the forensics, the shooting path ~ and stay away from all the other stuff ~ Oswald’s background and Garrison, etc. ~ just follow the meat, the evidence, what you see with your own eyes in those six seconds, it’s an amazing ~ it’s all there. It doesn’t need to be elaborated upon. You can see it with your own eyes.”

“You see Kennedy make his ~ get a hit in the throat. Then you see Kennedy get a hit in the back. Then you see him essentially get a hit from the front. When he gets the hit from the front, which is the fourth or the fifth or the sixth shot, he goes back and to the left. That’s the basic evidence. You see a man fly back because he gets hit right here. Many witnesses at Parkland and at the autopsy in Bethesda saw a massive exit wound to the rear of his skull, to the right side. The people at Parkland, including the young doctor, McClelland, saw his cerebellum, his brain, go out the ~ almost falling out of the back of his skull. Later, when he gets taken ~ illegally to Bethesda, Maryland, the military….has taken control and is telling everyone what to doRead interview:

If you’re a fan of Bill Hicks, you’re going to enjoy this video for I feel the need to inject some humor into such a tragic event as JFK’s assassination as well as America’s willingness to be bamboozled ~ not only by the Warren Report but more recently by the equally suspicious 9/11 Official report.

Bill’s language is not politically correct but Hicks cuts to the chase regarding the Assassination of JFK. 5 minute Video:

Wake up, America before it’s too late.

About the Author: Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations [email protected] Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net


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24 Responses to "JFK Assassination – The Death of Hope"

  1. Nader Paul Kucinich McKinney Ventura Carter  November 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm


    She Is Always Seventeen

  2. jmreeves  November 25, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Please forgive me a moment while turn this inside out.
    I have No Idea how the people at the time ( I was a 7 er 8 year old kid
    I had no idea what a President was ( or why we had one)
    Since then I cleared up half of that to my satisfaction.
    I Could Not Have Been Deprived of Hope!
    I Had No Idea My Star was even Hitched to this thing.
    This as a friend of ‘camelot’.
    I figure he got shot and so left with a Good Report.
    Lord Knows what trouble he could have got in.
    Meanwhile, re loss of Hope:

    Very Important, triggers self destruct mechanism (we Do in fact have one.. this means You!!
    Never Give Up Hope (let alone by proxy!
    I’ll Rest.


  3. Mark Oller  November 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    President Nixon was subjected to worse than death. Nixon was the last obstacle to a communist victory in Vietnam, and he prevented Israel from invading Egypt, which could have led to war with the Soviet Union. Killing Nixon, however, would have triggered an anti-communist backlash. Instead, he was subjected to the most vicious smear campaign in history. His enemies used morality the way a cobra uses venom, but do not question their PATRIOTISM! They were only trying to save the republic from Nixonian fascism.

  4. DaveE  November 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    When we can ALL utter the simple truth, THE JEW(S) WHACKED THE KENNEDY’s, then, and only the, can we get to fixing the problem.

    • Allen L Roland  November 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy

  5. eblair  November 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Anybody know anything about Eisenhower’s response? Why didn’t he say anything?

  6. Charlotte NC Bill  November 22, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Cowardice might be the worst disease of modern man…the Kennedy’s have never really made much effort in exposing this and look what happened anyway: RFK murdered..JFK Jr.’s plane sabatoged and he and his wife/sister-in-law killed….Ironically, if they had gone on the attack they would have been better off..They’ll kill you to KEEP YOU fm saying something but once it’s out there all they can do is call you a “crazy, delusional conspiracy nut”…Then, of course, you know you’re on the right track..

  7. Chandler  November 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

    There is no need for security when the players you can see follow orders of the cowards hiding behind the curtain or their mother’s skirts.

  8. Chandler  November 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The WC (Wayward Commission,) was written to mislead people from the very beginning. It excluded so much evidence and ignored so many eyewitnesses but it had to. Under unspoken alliances, and unpaid debts to the fellow traitor LBJ, they had to. After all, this new fraudulent president had pleaded with many of them to serve on this bogus commission. The one who disagreed with the final report was later killed in a plane crash, as many of the eye witnesses.
    50 years out, and my government still continues to conceal evidence, mislead and lie, betray and bamboozle their citizens off who they make their living.
    The truth is as fleeting as we want it to be, like a remote controlled flying toy. Without it we conspiracy theorists have life have breath. When we finally get it, we will be put to rest. They are so sure of the Wayward Commission’s; judgement, they can’t show us the rest of the evidence. How absurd!
    Hicks is right. the authenticity of the 6th floor window is amazing. Oswald is not in it. Wonderful. What more can anyone say?

    • Allen L Roland  November 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

      That more can anyone say?

      We can all demand the truth, Chandler ~ it’s been done before and it can happen again if we care enough about the truth.

    • Charlotte NC Bill  November 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

      It’s incredible…he was trying to stop Talmudia fm having the nuclear-threat-against-all capability that they now have…and now, on the anniversary, Talmudia is working o/t to get us into a war with Russia/Syria/Iran/China and Pakistan…after invading and despoiling Afghanstn/Iraq and Libya for them.
      And the average kosher conservative thinks WW III isn’t happening fast enough…

  9. Charlotte NC Bill  November 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Fact: Kennedy wanted to take away the private central bank’s monopoly on currency creation. Fact: Kennedy refused to let the CIA manufacture a war when they arranged for their poorly trained mercs to get slaughtered on the beach at the Bay of Pigs invasion…( The CIA thought the Pres would HAVE TO supply air support, then the 82 nd Airborne and 2nd MARDIV…etc) Fact: Kennedy was in a pvt war with BenGurion to keep Talmudia nuclear free….Now what do we have: We had a pres candidate ( Romney ) that when it comes to foreign policy he’ll simply ” call Mr Netanyahu and ask him ‘ would it help if I do this? would it help if I say that?”

    • Charlotte NC Bill  November 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      And when asked by an AF Gen ” why we’re building a separate AF made-up of robots?” Pres Obama replied ” because the CIA gets what it wants..” Also Kennedy went to see Gen MacArthur in his apt in Manhattan some mos before he was killed and seemed to really take to heart the Gen’s advice which was: don’t get involved in Vietnam…We all know the CIA shipped heroin out of SE Asia during that era…Kennedy wanted to “splinter” the CIA and “scatter it to the winds”…Yeah, he was definitely a higher grade person than the recent Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes have served up..

    • Charlotte NC Bill  November 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      The worst thing about the past week ( and coming ) is the lies coming fm the whole spectrum of the media about the ’63 Coup…fm NPR to cable to the newspapers and back again…NPR parrots ALL of the big lies that the oligarcy insist on maintaining…I like Prairie Home companion and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…and Car Talk…but, as for real news, they’re almost as bad as Clear Channel.

    • mpennery  November 22, 2013 at 3:31 am

      You HAVE to stop listening to National Propaganda Radio. You can’t accept the little bit of good knowing how bad and dangerous the lies are. Leave it behind and tell them so.

  10. Chandler  November 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Kennedy was flawed. He wasn’t perfect. Roster you are both right and wrong. JFK was a constitutional president and would not support drone killing, although he did approve of Diem’s assassination shortly before his own.
    But Kennedy was a man who wanted people to have power, wanted them involved and wanted them to be informed and told truths. It is why he encouraged the press to ask questions to keep his administration accountable.
    JFK was our friend, the last friend we had in that office. The rest as another VT writer put it, have been “mediocre men…”
    How could any president stand before the people he is harming with his policies, and lie repeatedly to them? How can they take an oath of office then ignore it and lie, deceive and betray?
    Flawed? Yes. Imperfect? Yes. He was one of us, and liked being one of us, He could admithis faults and shortcomings, and smile, if not openly laugh at himself, just like us. 50 years ago was the saddest day of my life. Not one day has been the same since. I miss him, his smile, him moving the hair off his forehead, his limp, his inability to find what to do with his hands. His attitude towards We the People.., his speeches making me believe in something to look forward to unlike these clowns today betraying and misleading while pledging allegiance, raising their right hands while the let is selling us down the river.
    Sad day. Very sad day. Like ground day, I relived it ever since. Never forgot, never will. Thanks to you.

    • Allen L Roland  November 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Well said, Chandler ~ Kennedy was the last true people’s president which was guaranteed with Bobby Kennedy’s later assassination. The people are now rightfully feared by a government which is draped in hypocrisy, shame and well deserved guilt.

    • Chandler  November 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Oviously Mr. Roland you touched a nerve and got several reactions. Great job! VT is a website to obtain, and maintain a pulse on the world’s opinions. Great comments by all especially when the original article hits a sensitive topic, regardless of what it covers. Enjoy what you write, thanks. JFK was my president from my impressionistic years. I loved him like an older brother. There is a great story behind my feelings about him that is near and dear to my heart. I will never forget him. These 50 years have been very difficult, especially today 11/22. Each year, I find it hard to do much of anything. Today the people are as Fetzer put it, “mediocre men…”. Thank you for responding to my entry. I don’t get much + or -, but I like to have my say.
      Roster writes some good stuff. You offer excellent articles Mr. Roland. Thanks and keep it up.

    • Allen L Roland  November 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Thanks, Chandler ~ your comments are always well thought out and clearly expressed.

  11. stephanaugust  November 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    “A woman in New York reacts to the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Nov. 22, 1963”

    As for the photo, something caused a strange shadow on her face.


    • Allen L Roland  November 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Stephan, most likely a reflection.

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