Vigilant Citizen — Vigilant Citizen July 21, 2014
John F. Kennedy was an iconic President who defined an entire era. Although he was placed in office by his powerful father, it seems JFK attempted to cut the strings that turn U.S. presidents into puppets of the country’s shadow government. We will look at the hidden side of the John F. Kennedy’s presidency.
In the first part of the series we looked at the rise to power of the Kennedys. You should read that first.
John F. Kennedy’s assassination was nothing less than a turning point in American history. The gunshot that hit Kennedy’s head brutally awakened an innocent American public who then entered a turbulent age of metamorphosis. Roused from the peaceful slumber that was the post-war, baby-boom era of the 50′s, the American public saw a drastic change after the trauma of JFK’s death. This new era was not-so-coincidentally linked with the rise of television and mass media in American homes, which became a powerful engine of change.
JFK was the perfect face of this new era. His natural charisma and charming manners were fully exploited by mass media to turn this politician into a celebrity beloved by the entire country. The feelings of hope and optimism engendered by JFK were not only merely an illusion, however. Records show that he actually tried to bring significant change to his country, by going head-on with the most powerful organizations controlling the country : the CIA, the Federal Reserve and big oil companies.
Let’s look at JFK’s presidency.
The President for a New Era of Mass Media