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A Day of Thanks and Giving

11Thanksgiving is a season that should be for reflection on successes, challenges, and life’s many blessings. As I reflect on the year that was, I am thankful that I woke up this morning, and you should be too. I cannot understand, and dare I say believe that we live in a country once known as the breadbasket of the world; yet we see and witness so much hunger in the land. Our government in an attempt to camouflage the impact of this suffering has created a new phrase – “Food Insecurity.” SHOCKING!!!

I am one who firmly believes that giving of yourself to the benefit of others is humanities greatest gift. Being a benevolent spirit, I have experienced my share of mountains, milestones, and valleys. Also, my generosity has sometimes been viewed as a weakness, which I am pleased to say that it has not turned my heart into stone. To that point, my heart requires the blessings and the reward of giving. However, what I have learned is that you don’t give to those who want your help, rather to those who need your help!

LAW AND ORDER THEME! Now, that brings me to Thanksgiving!

In the supposed richest nation in the world, we live in a nation of rampant hunger, homelessness, and despair. The Bible tells us that when Jesus faced such challenges, in one case, he took two fish and a loaf of bread and fed his legion of his followers. There are many churches, community group, and non-profits that are desperately modeled on the tradition of giving trying to meet the needs of many, and I applauded them for their compassion. But our government would rather support the greedy than the needy. We have enough bombs to destroy the entire universe, yet most of the planet is starving or as they might say suffer from “Food Insecurity.”

It was almost fifty years ago, when then President Johnson, declared a “War on Poverty” and today there is more poverty than ever. Why? I think it’s important to note that you don’t have to be on the streets to be struggling with hunger and yes, despair. If the rich who have all the advantages are struggling with this crisis; how do you think the least of thee is fairing? I must ask, where is the mercy and compassion for humanity?

Let’s forget about the notion that America really cares because we witnessed just a few years ago a major city drowned and the country consciously watched. Of course, our government will find and send billion to “help” any other nation on the planet. But my question is; if you opened your heart to help another soul during this so-called special day, what will you do on Friday and in the days that follow. Does it, make you feel good, to do this good deed on this so-called holiday or is it like Sunday when you go to church and leave the message there until next week?

The whole concept of Thanksgiving is a misnomer – it is a commercial event. The origins began in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebration in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Some Native Americans and others take issue with how the Thanksgiving story is presented to the American public, especially to schoolchildren. In their view, the traditional narrative paints a deceptively sunny portrait of relations between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, masking the long and bloody history of conflict between Native Americans and European settlers that resulted in the deaths of millions.

Since 1970, protesters have gathered on the day designated as Thanksgiving at the top of Cole’s Hill, which overlooks Plymouth Rock, to commemorate a “National Day of Mourning.” Similar events are held in other parts of the country. Historians have noted that Native Americans had a rich tradition of commemorating the fall harvest with feasting and merrymaking long before Europeans set foot on their shores.

So, like I said, let’s forget about those views and look at your neighbors, community, or in the mirror and realize that it is an issue, crisis, that affects mankind, real people, human beings, and yes, children. Thanksgiving should not be a day created for parades, football, and self. You might also want to consider that next year it might be you facing homelessness and hunger.

Lastly, an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. So let’s make this day one of being thankful and giving. Just remember that you were born to become a blessing: BE ONE!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Day Innocence Died

42 horsemenNovember, 22nd will be more than fifty years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. History reports that during the decade of the 1960s America witness assassination after assassination. To be fair, almost all of them the result of racism, bigotry, but there were other killed too; most notably Dr. King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Robert Kennedy, and his brother John – just to name the more significant figures.

Before that day in November 1963, America told its people and they believed it, that America was righteous and held a moral authority in the world. America did no wrong, of course notwithstanding slavery, segregation, and its treatment of black people. Then on that fateful day, in November 1963 America lost its innocence. Malcolm X was quoted as saying, at the time, that for all America’s wrongs; “it was just the chickens coming home to roost!”

After that day and the conspiracies about the murder that followed, America and its government was exposed like never before with most of its citizens not believing the promoted version of the President’s killing. Because what was to follow came Johnson’s ill-fated escalation into Vietnam war, the crook Nixon’s resignation, Reagan and his administration’s criminality, and the evil of both Bush’s. One could say, like in the Wizard of Oz; the curtain unveiled what secrets America use to be able to hide.

I think it is fair to say the murder has not been realistically solved or maybe I should say the crime has never been honestly reported to the American people, as to what really happened that day. The assassination is without question the most unexplained event in American history. Therefore, it could be said what we got was some tales and stories now masked in myth, while others are simply a collection of lies or maybe cover-up’s.

For those who were too young to witness the event or only know the tale His-Story reports. The assassination of this American President was more surreal and shocking than 911, multiplied by hundreds. Officially His-Story reports that a collection of men produced what became known as the Warren Commission that told us that one man was responsible for the murder that day in Dallas Texas.

However, as time has passed conspiracies are abound, and frankly, one would be hard-pressed to find many, if any, who believe the official account; particularly after seeing Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.” Considering the information released by the government and the movie viewed with an open mind, it does make one wonder; if what we were told is truth or a simplistic creation for a more sinister – like a coup d’état. Leading up to another November 22, we should remember that it was the day innocence died. What do you think happened? And that’s  my thought provoking perspective…


The Legacy Of 1963

obama-and-kingThe shameful and wretched history of the past should never be forgotten, as it is a guide to our future because history does repeat itself. It’s been more than fifty-years since the historic March on Washington in the pivotal year of 1963 and we are still fighting for the same struggle. This should be an eye-opening reminder of what it was like in the year of 1963 and the horrible things that happened that year. It is clear that certain people, the ones who want to take back their country are wanting to relive a time prior to 1963, which reminds me of “Separate but Equal” – like it was in 1963.

A recap of events of 1963:

  • January 14 – Alabama Governor George Wallace delivers his “segregation now, segregation forever” inaugural speech, penned by Asa Carter, the founder of a KKK terrorist organization.
  • April 12 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested in a Birmingham, Alabama protest for “parading without a permit”.
  • April 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his Letter from Birmingham Jail.
  • May 2 – Thousands of African Americans, many of them children, are arrested while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor unleashed fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.
  • June 12 – Alabama Governor George Wallace stands in the door of the University of Alabama to protest against integration, before stepping aside and allowing African Americans James Hood and Vivian Malone to enroll.
  • President John F. Kennedy broadcasts a historic Civil Rights Address, in which he promises a Civil Rights Bill, and asks for “the kind of equality of treatment that we would want for ourselves.”
  • June 12 – Medgar Evers, an NAACP worker in Mississippi, is murdered by white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith.
  • August 18 – James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
  • August 28 – Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the 250,000 people gathered for the peaceful March on Washington.
  • September 15 – The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham is bombed by the KKK. Four African American girls die in the blast, sparking armed conflict between blacks and whites. Although bombings of black churches had been occurring throughout the Deep South and particularly in Birmingham since 1948, this tragic event galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.

With regard to the Trump, Tea Party, and conservative members it is telling what the seek. I would argue that their mindset is similar to that mindset that created the legacy of 1963. Remember President 43, a Republican, did not attend any of the yearly NAACP Meetings during his presidency. I will digress and say that I was wrong. There was one Republican present for the fiftieth anniversary. It was Abraham Lincoln. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…


The Day Innocence Died: Who Done It

2On this day, thee sad anniversary, for lack of a better word, of the assassination of President Kennedy fifty-two years ago in Dallas, Texas. From that day to this there have been conspiracies and most of the American people still don’t believe the official account of what they say happened. A few years ago, I interviewed a lady on my radio show about the assassination, and she argued she had solved the case. I did not buy her assertions or most of what we have been told. I know this; it was not Oswald acting alone.

After the interview, I wrote a number of articles concerning the numerous theories, myths, and some untruths regarding what happened leading to the remembrance of this monumental tragic event that occurred November 22, 1963. The photo captioned above was posted all over Dallas the Day Kennedy was killed. It should have been a clue something bad was planned.

In light of the information available, most reasonable thinking people could come to the conclusion that it was the day that innocence died. This event is so mired in intellectual dishonesty that the government sealed and locked away documents until the year 2037 and here we are fifty-two years later wondering why, particularly since this was the crime of the century. I’ll suggest that it is because the media continues to participate in what most see as a cover-up.

The world surely would have been very different if Mr. Kennedy had lived. Maybe, if Kennedy had not been murdered would the countless assassinations that followed have happened. Or would the American politic that was to follow happened; Johnson’s ill-fated escalation into the Vietnam war, the crook Nixon’s resignation and that of his Vice-President, Reagan and his administration’s criminality, or the evil of both Bush’s. One could say, what followed was like in the Wizard of Oz; the curtain unveiled secrets America use to be able to hide.

Of all of the many theories, evidence, and experts whose research the assassination all coming to varying conclusions. Of all of the information I have seen, the conclusion put forth by Professor/Author Jerry Kroth gives a reasonable and logical theory as to what may have happened and who done it. We’ll never know the true because the government will not release the factual documents until the year 2037 and we will all be dead.

The video below by Professor Jerry Kroth’s giving a presentation that presents the single, most plausible theory of the assassination. It is based on the admissions of grassy knoll gunman, James Files, the deathbed confession of CIA spymaster, E. Howard Hunt and the most recent scholarship to have appeared in the last decade. Dr. Kroth proposes that Lyndon Johnson, the CIA, and Mafia, acting in concert, carried off one of the greatest crimes in modern American history.

This information comes from his book, released just this September, Coup d’etat: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is a concise well-documented expose of a brazen, as he says, overthrow of the United States government on November 22, 1963.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this series is that of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. It is information that is in the public domain provided for the reader to form an opinion. Whereas, it is the author’s position that the most profound sin is a tragedy unremembered and the absence of truth. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

The world changed “The Day Innocence Died” and spiraled downward from that day to this…


The Day Innocence Died: Jim Garrison

4Jim Garrison is quoted as saying, “telling the truth can be a scary thing sometimes.” In 1963, Garrison was the New Orleans District Attorney of Orleans Parish. Three days after President Kennedy was assassinated he arrested David Ferrie as a possible associate of Lee Harvey Oswald and turned the investigation over to the FBI.

In the fall of 1966, Garrison reopened his investigation into the JFK assassination, after speaking with U.S. Senator Russell Longfrom Louisiana. Long told Garrison that it was his opinion that Oswald could not have acted alone. Garrison soon connected Oswald to Guy Banister, David Ferrie, and Clay Shaw.

During the summer of 1963, Oswald worked in Banister’s office and was seen with Clay Shaw and David Ferrie in New Orleans and Clinton, LA. In March of 1967, Jim Garrison arrested and charged New Orleans International Trade Mart director Clay Shaw with complicity in the murder of President Kennedy. To see a brief summary of Clay Shaw’s trial and his life, click on the link Clay Shaw.

Oliver Stone’s movie JFK mocks the doubtful veracity of the Warren Commission’s findings on the Kennedy assassination and summarizes some of the myriad theories that have been proposed. Focusing on the investigation by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison into the activities of the FBI and other government agencies as well as their attempted cover-ups, Stone weaves fact and speculation into a compelling argument for the reopening of the case files.

Jim Garrison died believing the assassination was a conspiracy and authored several books; one being “On The Trail of The Assassins”. Garrison was with the FBI, a district attorney, and from 1978-88 he was Judge of the Court of Appeal in New Orleans. Yet, we are told that the man was a paranoid fantasist, a publicity hound and a crooked DA.

Garrison was resurrected in Oliver Stone’s “JFK”. In the film, Garrison, played by Kevin Costner, is the archetypal underdog, a hero who sacrifices everything in search of truth. Although there are two contrasting views of the man, I will agree with Garrison in that the truth can be scary, although it is never as frightening as the lasting power of a good lie.

It seems reasonable that the only man to bring anyone to trial for the murder of the president of the United States is a hero and that an error in judgment or otherwise can only be corrected by fixing it by revealing the truth.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this series is that of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. It is information that is in the public domain provided for the reader to form an opinion. Whereas, it is the author’s position that the most profound sin is a tragedy unremembered and the absence of truth. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

A full documentary as it happened!

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The Day Innocence Died: The Suspects

4The list of alleged suspects who may or may not be involved in the murder of JFK are many, although officially as far as the Warren Commission was concerned there was only one – Lee Harvey Oswald, which some say was a rush to judgment. The former secretary of President John F. Kennedy made a list of suspects she believed were behind his assassination immediately after he was gunned down in Texas.

The JFK assassination in 1963 has long been the subject of conspiracy theories, ranging from those behind the murder to doubts about the lone assassin theory. But even before those conspiracies were aired Lincoln had her own suspicions. She was riding in the motorcade with Kennedy when he was shot dead allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas that day.

As Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy’s personal secretary flew home on Air Force One that day she jotted down the names of those she suspected of involvement in the killing. The suspects that topped her list were Richard Nixon and the country’s vice president Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was sworn in only a few hours after the murder that shocked the world.

Lincoln jotted down the names of people she suspected who could have been behind the killing. Other suspects on her list were Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, the KKK, Dixiecrats, the John Birch Society, South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem, CIA in Cuban fiasco, Dictators and Communists. Few in the public have ever seen this note. On the back of the list is another note, written more than 20 years later when she passed on her letters to Kennedy collector Robert White.

‘There is no end to the list of suspected conspirators to President Kennedy murder. Many factions had their reasons for wanting the young president dead. That fact alone illustrates how the world suffers from a congenital proclivity to violence,’ it reads.

The 10-month Warren Commission set up to investigate the assassination concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating the president. There are many others including Mrs. Lincoln who thought differently, because it shows she believed from the very beginning “this dog just don’t hunt”. The video’s below talks about other suspects – take a moment to view – you decide.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this series is that of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. It is information that is in the public domain provided for the reader to form an opinion. Whereas, it is the author’s position that the most profound sin is a tragedy unremembered and the absence of truth. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

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The Day Innocence Died: Umbrella Man

5The JFK assassination is full of mysteries, untruths and some say lies. One of the strangest things that happened in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd was a man standing holding an umbrella on this clear sunny day just before the motorcade came into the kill zone. Kennedy assassination experts profess that it was opened just before the shots were fired. They say when he closed it the gun fire began. This man came to be known as the “Umbrella Man” and his curious behavior at the scene of the JFK assassination has lingered for fifty odd years.

Was this fellow, standing in Dealey Plaza with an open umbrella with no rain in sight part of the conspiracy? Here are two video’s that captures umbrella man from the NOVA documentary: Here is the first one, and here is the second. It is worth mentioning that some conspiratorialists claim that the umbrellas are different, having a different number of spokes. Decide for yourself.

What was the point of an umbrella in Dealey Plaza? It is said that it was an attempt to heckle Kennedy as a reminder of the appeasement policies of British Prime Minister Nevill Chamberlain, whose weak posture toward Hitler was supported by Kennedy’s father.

One of the more bizarre theories about the Umbrella Man comes from Robert Cutler. Cutler claimed that the umbrella was a weapon firing a flechette (poisoned dart) that hit Kennedy in the throat, paralyzing Kennedy to set him up for the head shot. Here is Cutler’s drawing of this concept.

There was also another man with Umbrella Man that day that came to be known as the so-called “Dark Complected Man”. He was named that because his complexion was his most readily identifiable feature in photos from November 22. The Dark Complected Man is without question an extremely important character and maybe even more deserving of scrutiny than Umbrella Man.

Dark Complected Man, like Umbrella Man, was on the Grassy Knoll, and, like Umbrella Man, appears to reasonable observers to have been signaling. At the precise moment that JFK’s car passed the Umbrella Man opened and pumped his umbrella repeatedly while the Dark Complected Man shot his fist up into the air. To some, this man seemed to be calling for a halt to the presidential limo, which did in fact either come to a complete halt or slowed down to a crawl.

It’s not just their actions at the moment that Kennedy’s head is blown apart. It’s how they behave afterwards. You will see from the videos below that both acted very different than everyone else after the shooting.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this series is that of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. It is information that is in the public domain provided for the reader to form an opinion. Whereas, it is the author’s position that the most profound sin is a tragedy unremembered and the absence of truth. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/dealey.htm

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