Flying Saucers and JFK - The Link between the Two Greatest Conspiracy Theories
Flying Saucers and JFK – The Link between the Two Greatest Conspiracy Theories


The Secret Space Program – Are Two Programs Better than One?

We begin by reminding the reader of the popular albeit rarely believed conspiracy theory, that NASA really didn’t go to the moon—the whole drama was a hoax.

Nick Redfern succinctly recaps the related story of a falsified mission to Mars with these words:

The Secret Space Program - The Public Program a Cover for the Secret One?
The Secret Space Program – The Public Program a Cover for the Secret One?

The 1978 release of the science-fiction/conspiracy movie Capricorn One added further fuel to the already scalding fire.  In the film, the crew of Capricorn One—played onscreen by James Brolin [father of Josh Brolin], Sam Waterston [of ‘Law and Order’ fame], and O.J. Simpson [surely, you will recall him]—is awaiting the liftoff of the rocket that will take them on the first manned mission to the planet Mars.  What the crew does not know, however, is that NASA has secretly learned that the ship’s life-support system is destined to completely fail, and, as a result, sending the three astronauts to the Red Planet will be akin to signing their death warrant.  The result:  NASA is forced to fake the Martian landing from inside an old aircraft hangar situated at a decommissioned military base somewhere in Texas.  At the time of this writing [Nick’s book was published in 2011], a remake of Capricorn One is in the works, which is sure to fan the flames of controversy surrounding the Apollo moon landings.

The first aspect of the idea of a ‘clandestine’ space program is that such a project was never completed.  We didn’t go to the moon.  We had our reasons for faking it—although never disclosed to the public.  It was our best kept secret.  However, nowadays this conspiracy is taken less seriously than the perspective that the earth is flat.[i]  Yet Redfern points out, keeping a secret when no more than five people know about it isn’t easy.  When 500,000 know the secret (the number of people involved in the Apollo space program), one can rest assured hoodwinking the public stretches credulity to the breaking point.  And yet, some space-age secrets are beyond much dispute.

Richard M. Dolan - UFOs and the National Security State
Richard M. Dolan – UFOs and the National Security State

Joseph P. Farrell’s account regarding the nature and fate of the most astounding wunderwaffe of the Nazi’s—The Bell—opens a ‘can of worms’ for conspiracy theorists in several realms.  During the course of explaining the possibilities and implications of this time-machine-cum weapon of mass destruction, we are provided as background a comprehensive treatment of what is known as “The Two Space Program Hypothesis” (which originated withauthor Richard M. Dolan).  As we discover, the theories regarding the true nature of the space program, i.e., the real goal of America’s race into space, are far more complex and menacing than we can possibly imagine—unless, of course, the reader has been influenced already by earlier articles posted here (and as presented “in whole” in Power Quest, Books 1 and 2).

Nevertheless, the ‘two space program’ hypothesis which purports key aspects of the ‘moon missions’ were fiction, is the considered opinion of English authors Farrell cites, Mary Bennett and Davis S. Percy, from their book Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistleblowers (1999)

Bennett and Percy promote the theory that Mission Control fabricated a number of story elements.  Theirs is a tale with quite a different twist, namely that the plans for space were laid out during World War II.  Supposedly, the superpowers (namely, the US, England, and the Soviet Union) worked together during the ‘moon’ phase in the 1960s; but their interests were never aligned with ‘the People’, representing a project organized by the Nazis at the end of the war before disbanding and escaping into the arms of the Russians and Americans—in effect ‘splitting the sheets’—between the superpowers, determining where the various Nazi scientists and technicians should go.[ii]

Bennett and Percy indicate that the Russians used ‘their Germans’ to teach students at the Universities in order to free themselves of the Nazis as soon as possible.  In contrast, America chose to put them in leadership positions in the program itself.

Dark Moon and the Whistle Blowers 1999
Dark Moon and the Whistle Blowers 1999

Most conveniently, at the end of WWII the political globe had been divided into two—one ‘public sector’ in the West and one private sector in the East.  What could be more simple than to exploit this division and lower the iron curtain in exactly the same ways the safety curtain comes down in the theater.  This ruse enabled the organizers of the space project to go to work in relative obscurity…In reality the objectives were not those of competition.  These two teams, while wearing different colours, were in truth on the same side.[iii]

However, exactly what these different teams commonly held to be true was startling and became the hidden motivation behind space exploration:  “We propose that the secret and subtle aspect… was the certain awareness by the authorities of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence” (emphasis added).  Moreover, the specific goal was a manned flight to Mars, with the moon only a stepping stone.  Yet, according to Farrell, Bennett and Percy “do not offer much to elaborate why they believe these things.”[iv] Indeed, not much is proffered other than the core of their argument which relies heavily upon their discovery of the discrepancy concerning the calculated ‘gravity of the moon’ (that is, as Sir Isaac Newton would calculate it) and the reality that the moon is much heavier. This epiphany would necessitate a different propulsion system for the Lunar Excursion Module (the ‘LEM’) in order to ‘lift off the moon’s surface’—an order of magnitude different than what NASA publicly explained.  Percy and Bennett’s leap in logic:  the power source must have been an exotic technology derived from the Third Reich’s 1940’s rocket science (or more precisely, a form of energy that went beyond the fuels and engines used in the V2 rocket).

While true that Von Braun had the moon on his mind much more than destroying suburbs in London with V2 Missiles, we must ask, “Does the evidence exist to support Von Braun’s wish to “explore space” rather than make weapons of war? [v]  Even if we grant that Nazi technology was decades ahead of Anglo-American or Russians science, saying Bennett and Percy’s theory is far-fetched doesn’t begin to describe the level of doubt most commentators would toss their way.  No wonder many reviewers found their suppositions ‘landing firmly in the outer space terrain’ marked with a figurative bold red stamp,Incredulous!”  Still, the mathematics regarding the anomaly of the moon’s real gravity (compared to what planetary physics would predict) is an intriguing scientific puzzler worthy of further study for those so inclined and possessing skills far surpassing this author’s!

Who Built the Moon?
Who Built the Moon?

However, some hints to get the investigation off the ground: there are those believing the moon hollow and likewise, others who believe it an artificial satellite (See the book, Who Built the Moon? by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler that explores these theories and makes a strong case that our moon is far more mysterious than we realize) .

Then again, before Apollo landed on the moon, some thought it made of green cheese or covered by 10 feet of “stardust” (technically space dust accumulated over billions of years).

Did NASA Participate in Kennedy’s Assassination?

The next entry in Farrell’s account consists of the amazing Torbitt Document, which in addition to offering yet another version of the ‘two-space program’ scenario, provides an amazing and widely unknown explanation for why John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  I must forewarn the reader to ‘strap yourself in’.  The suppositions are so fantastic this author is left wondering how anyone (sane or not) could possibly fabricate such claims. Nevertheless, the more one researches this topic, the more the allegations become more reasonable.  And the greater the evidence to support the ‘high strangeness’.

Kenn Thomas in his book about this subject, NASA, Nazis, and JFK:  The Torbitt Document and the JFK Assassination (1996) summarizes the amazing contentions it sets forth:  “It [the document] makes connections to such then-unknown governmental spy agencies as Defense Industrial Security Command [DISC] Division Five of the FBI [mentioned in Chapter 2]; it suggests that a former prime minister of Hungary was the infamous “umbrella man” seen in the Zapruder film; it introduces to the assassination lore such personalities as Fred Chrismon [sic, Crismon] as one of the railroad tramps behind the grassy knoll.” [vi]

The Torbitt Document - The Smoking Gun to Link Nazis to the JFK Assassination?
The Torbitt Document – The Smoking Gun to Link Nazis to the JFK Assassination?

We are compelled to ask like Butch and Sundance when astonished by the lawmen tracking them in the great western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), “Who are those guys?”

  1. Crismon, we are told, is the famous critic of Ken Arnold, the ‘first man’ to claim seeing a UFO in America in ‘modern days’ (post-World War II, 1947) in the Seattle-Tacoma area a few weeks before the Roswell incident transpires. According to Jim Marrs, Crismon may have been a CIA operative responsible for ‘disruption’ of the exchange of materials to Wright-Patterson Field (later, Air Force Base). [vii]
  2. The former Hungarian prime minister is Ferenc Nagy; a puppet of the Nazis during World War II who was involved in the project as the leader of a “group of Eastern European exiles of right-wing political complexion.” [viii] (Of course, after our discussion from previous posts, involvement of eastern European Nazis in American affairs becomes ‘par for the course’).
  3. The Torbitt Document unmasks D.I.S.C., connecting it not only to the FBI but to NASA and to the Kennedy assassination.
How Far Did Nazi Spacecraft Go into Outer Space?
How Far Did Nazi Spacecraft Go into Outer Space?

Although a lengthy quotation, the devil is indeed in the details and deserves to be given a full hearing:

The killing of President Kennedy was planned and supervised by Division Five of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a relatively small department within the FBI whose usual duties are espionage and counter-espionage activities.

Actually, Division Five acted dually with the Defense Intelligence Agency which was acting on behalf of the Joints Chiefs of Staff (sic) in the Pentagon.  Directly under the two-pronged leadership of Division Five and the DIA was the Control Group, their highly secret police agency – the Defense Industrial Security Command.  The Defense Industrial Security Command has always been kept secret because it acts, in addition to its two official control organizations, on behalf of NASA, the Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. Information Agency, and the arms, equipment, ammunition, munitions and related miscellaneous supply manufacturing corporations contracting with NASA, the AEC, USIA, and the Pentagon…(emphasis added).

The [DISC] had its beginnings when J. Edgar Hoover in the early 1930’s organized the police force of the Tennessee Valley Authority at the request of David Lilienthal… This was one of the first federal agencies with a separate police force.  This force grew and Lilienthal took it forward to cover the Atomic Energy Commission, thus tying it into the army intelligence service [emphasis added]…

A Swiss corporation, Permindex, was used to head five front organizations responsible for furnishing personnel and supervisors to carry out assigned duties (in the assassination).

The five groups under Permindex and their supervisors were:

  1. The Czarist Russian, eastern European and Middle East exile organization called SOLIDARISTS, (sic) headed by Ferenc Nagy, ex-Hungarian premier, and John Demenil, Russian exile from Houston, Texas, a close friend and supporter of Lyndon Johnson for over thirty years.
  2. A section of the AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES headed by H.L. Hunt [of ‘Hunt brothers’ fame] of Dallas, Texas.
  3. A Cuban exile group called FREE CUBA COMMITTEE headed by Carlos Prio Socarras, ex-Cuban president.
  4. An organization of United States, Caribbean, and Havana, Cuba gamblers called the Syndicate… This group worked closely with a Mafia family headed by Joe Bonanno.
  5. The SECURITY DIVISION of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headed by Werner Von Braun, head of the German Nazi rocket program from 1932 through 1945 [Farrell notes the date is inaccurate since Hitler didn’t take power until January 30, 1933]. Headquarters for this group was the DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL SECURITY COMMAND at Muscle Shoals Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.[ix]

Who are these new players the Torbitt Document adds to the folklore surrounding the Kennedy shooting?

  • First, H.L. Hunt hiding behind what may have been a seemingly Christian front (ACCC) to launder money for use in liberating Cuba—an organization like many created by the intelligence community for sinister purposes (Note: Apparently Col. Oliver “Ollie” North, now FOX NEWS correspondent, was not the first American military man to divert funds to a revolutionary cause!)
  • Secondly, the European exiles, supporters of Hitler, who were led by Ferenc Nagy.
  • Thirdly, NASA’s D.I.S.C. unit was under the direct control at that time by Von Braun (implicating him in the conspiracy).
  • And fourthly, the Permindex Corporation, another shadowy corporation with an interesting Board of Directors that included no less than Clay Shaw, the person indicted by Attorney General Jim Garrison for the Kennedy assassination.

However, Clay Shaw wasn’t the only notorious character at Permindex Board meetings.  According to Kenn Thomas, an unnamed Italian fascist also attended who was the son-in-law of Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s finance minister (president of the Reichsbank), and would therefore make him the brother-in-law to Otto Skorzeny, the tall SS commander-cum-Nazi-Indiana-Jones who supposedly discovered Solomon’s Treasure (discussed in Chapter Five of Power Quest, Book One).  When it comes to ‘connecting’ the Nazis, it’s a small welt after all.   

Power Quest, Book One: America's Obsession with the Paranormal
Power Quest, Book One: America’s Obsession with the Paranormal

Moreover, we must then ask, “Who backed Permindex?” As we go on to name names, the plot thickens so much it grows hard to stir.

The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U.S. oil companies, H. L. Hunt of Dallas, Clint Murchison of Dallas, John Demenil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally as executor of the Sid Richardson estate, Halliburton Oil Co., Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oechner of New Orleans, George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root, Houston, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corporation, New York City, Schlemley Industries of New York City, Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi general and his company, Bell Aerospace,[x] Pan American World Airways and its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corporation.

The Torbitt Document isn’t the only manuscript to collect these names in one place.  Author Russ Baker in his book Family of Secrets (to which we referred in Book One of Power Quest) also corroborates these persons as the major players in the Kennedy assassination.  Baker recounts the shadowy circumstances which, taken together, appear to implicate the Bush family, with a young George H.W. Bush (“Poppy”), perhaps serving as a point man for the CIA ‘higher-ups’ in the Kennedy plotting and ‘executive action’.[xi]  From a recap supplied at the web site for Baker’s book, we are supplied a provocative summary of particulars pleading for further explanation:

Baker presents three faces of George H. W. Bush: the one who cannot remember where he was on November 22, 1963; the one identified (in a declassified FBI memo about the assassination) as a CIA officer working with Cuban exiles; and the one who, identifying himself as an ordinary citizen, calls in a tip on a potential assassin.

Family of Secrets - Russ Baker
Family of Secrets – Russ Baker

“At 1:45 pm on November 22,” Baker reports, Bush Sr. “called the FBI to identify James Parrott as a possible suspect in the president’s murder, and to mention that he, George H.W. Bush, happened to be in Tyler, Texas.” That is, not in Dallas (at least not at that precise moment). While Poppy was making the call fingering Mr. Parrott, Baker writes, Poppy’s own assistant was visiting the suspect at home-thus enabling the Bush aide to provide Parrott with an alibi. This evidentiary daisy-chain begs what follows: an exhaustive examination of Bush’s own furtive activities and his whereabouts that day—and his close ties to a large gallery of intelligence operatives who played a role in the events unfolding in Dallas. Among the subjects of interest: Allen Dulles, a former business associate and close friend of Poppy’s father, the former banker, Senator Prescott Bush. Dulles had been forced out of his post as CIA director by John F. Kennedy-who spent his three years in office virtually at war with the uncontrollable spy agency. Another important figure was Bush’s old friend George de Mohrenschildt, a mentor to Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before the shooting. More than a decade later, after Bush had become CIA director, De Mohrenschildt wrote him a panicked note mentioning Oswald; six months later, De Mohrenschildt was dead from what was described by local police as a self-inflicted shotgun blast.

Baker contextualizes these troubling events by establishing the extent to which Kennedy had alienated the powerful—from the CIA to the FBI leadership, from the mafia to the oil industry, from the Pentagon to major corporate figures. He also demonstrates the crucial role the Bush dynasty, through five generations, played in loyally advancing the agendas of many of these same interests.

All that Baker failed to pick up on in his study was the possible role that Von Braun and other Nazis, firmly entrenched in NASA at the time of Kennedy’s murder, may have played in the JFK conspiracy.

Arthur M. Young
Arthur M. Young

As if these happenstances aren’t enough to cause one to scratch his or her head, Peter Levenda adds an additional layer of intrigue by pointing out that Maria and Harvey Oswald were living at the time with Michael and Ruth Paine in Dallas.  It seems Paine was the employee of Walter Dornberger, former Nazi and then President of Bell Helicopter, and—take a breath—the son-in-law of Arthur M. Young (born in Paris in 1905 and died in Berkeley California in 1995),[xii] one of Andrija Puharich’s best friends, member of THE NINE séance groups [An Ancient Alien episode recently broadcasts, discusses THE NINE, which I discuss in detail in Power Quest], and founder/inventor for Bell Helicopter.  Levenda emphasizes this linkage hasn’t been previously discussed in the JFK story and was quickly covered up by Allen Dulles.

This—admittedly circumstantial—piece of evidence, coupled with [Allen] Dulles’ [then head of the CIA and member of the Warren Commission examining the Kennedy assassination] omission of his prior acquaintance with Michael and Ruth Paine, as well as the Commission’s not firmly establishing Michael Paine’s curriculum vitae or following up on his war record, or delving more closely into the background of Arthur Young, indicates the presence of a hidden agenda.  The author would like to propose that the connection to Arthur Young through the Paine’s is a smoking gun, indicative of another level of covert activity that has not been explored by the Warren Commission or by the later House Sub-Committee on Assassinations (HSCA).

Arthur Young’s travels with Andrija Puharich to Mexico and elsewhere, and his long support of Puharich’s Round Table Foundation, as well as his inclusion in the first “séance of The Nine,” may reveal an intelligence operation—a truly bizarre intelligence operation—that is connected to the Oswald affair.  Puharich… was working for either [sic] Army intelligence, the CIA, or more probably some combination of the two, out of Fort Detrick, which was a staging ground for both… This incestuous tangle of friends, lovers, relatives, mothers, sons, in-laws, co-workers and intelligence agents is an aspect of the Kennedy assassination that has never been adequately investigated.[xiii] [Emphasis added]

Here in one mysterious but well-documented character of recent history, we have all the components present and well-connected:  The occult philosophy, the ‘new physics’ (Young wrote a 1976 book called The Reflexive Universe—Evolution of Consciousness), military and industrial power, intelligence services, and only one degree of separation removed from the assassination of the American president who many suppose was ready to spill the beans to the public about the stunning involvement of Nazis in the government; or to double-cross the military with a Russian truce based upon combining forces in a joint operation of landing on the moon’s surface. As author James W. Douglass wrote in his 2008 book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters,

In our Cold War history, the Unspeakable was the void in our government’s covert-action doctrine of ‘plausible deniability,’ sanctioned by the June 18, 1948, National Security Council directive NSC 10/2. Under the direction of Allen Dulles, the CIA interpreted ‘plausible deniability’ as a green light to assassinate national leaders, overthrow governments, and lie to cover up any trace of accountability—all for the sake of promoting U.S. interests and maintaining our nuclear-backed dominance over the Soviet Union and other nations… that void of accountability for the CIA and our other security agencies, seen as necessary for covert crimes to protect our nuclear weapons primacy, made possible the JFK assassination and cover-up. While I wrote and acted in resistance to nuclear weapons that could kill millions, I remained oblivious of the fact that their existence at the heart of our national security state underlay the assassination of a president turning toward disarmament. [xiv]

The Motive for Killing Kennedy—Follow the Money

However accurate (or not) the details of the Torbitt Document are, the mountain of research surrounding ‘why Kennedy was killed’ coalesces in a coherent, although surprisingly unfamiliar view of what really happened at this monumental point in our history.

Obviously, the profit motives were writ large: ‘Big Oil’ wanted to assure its hegemony in the world of energy, military contractors wanted to enjoy the resultant expansion of the war in Vietnam, and the power grab was effective for a number of ‘hawkish’ American politicians. Most notably benefitting was the newly-ascended President Lyndon Johnson, as well as other U.S. presidents on down-the-line, specifically the sons of Prescott Bush—who were all tightly connected to the CIA establishment that Kennedy detested.  Consequently, the reasons for ‘taking Kennedy out’ are unequivocal:  Kennedy represented a mortal threat and a roadblock.  His views were regarded as pacifist and naïve.  For those who schemed (and the author is sure that at least some of these characters named above did), it became urgent to take America down a very different path, one prepared and paved with morality, patriotism, a new military vision, and most of all, the promise for America to achieve world-wide economic and political power. The time to assert an unequivocal American empire had arrived.  Absorbing Nazis into our cause, (who hated Bolsheviks even more than we did), America was ready to create a ‘kinder, gentler’ empire which German fascists pictured for themselves.  Rather than justifying it as the desire to create a ‘master race’, American reasoning would be ‘making the world safe for Democracy’—and Capitalism of course.  If U.S. corporations and banks profited from our ‘sacred’ dominion, so much the better.

Marrs provides a cautionary caveat ‘just to be clear’:

No serious assassination researcher truly believes that Kennedy was killed solely by German Nazis.  But, as previously reported, men with Nazi connections—before, during, and after World War II—who were also members of secret societies, were most opposed to Kennedy’s policies.  They also had the power and influence to affect such an assassination and certainly were capable of blocking any meaningful investigation—whether by government or the media-right up to today.[xv]

The Joint Space Program Initiative

One of the remarkable aspects of the ‘space race’ that is generally overlooked relates to Kennedy’s proposal to Khrushchev the U.S. and the Soviets team to ‘conquer’ the moon.  On five separate occasions, Kennedy publicly proposed this to the Soviet Premier. Eventually, as if worn down, Khrushchev agreed.  His son Sergei explained in the October, 1999 issue of American Heritage Magazine:

“…that same August [1963], Kennedy sent Father a proposal about joining Soviet and American forces for a flight to the moon. He had first mentioned the idea in Vienna, in June 1961, but at the time Father hadn’t replied…”

On PBS, Sergei Khrushchev offered these insights:

“… in the August of 1963, President Kennedy met with the Soviet Ambassador Dobrinyin, and then he spoke to the United Nations. He offered once more to join the efforts, and at that time my father was very serious. I walked with him, sometime in late October or November, and he told me about all these things. He told me that we have to think about this and maybe accept this idea … “He thought also of the political achievement of all these things, that then they would begin to trust each other much more ….”

Kennedy and Khrushchev - The Space Race Detrimental to their Fates
Kennedy and Khrushchev – The Space Race Detrimental to their Fates

But two months later, Kennedy was killed.  In 1999, Sergei Khrushchev speculated:

The Cold War might have ended in 1969 … an American astronaut and a Soviet cosmonaut might have stepped onto the moon’s surface together.  But life turned out differently. In November 1963 John F. Kennedy died, and a year later, in October 1964, my father was removed from power. The leaders who replaced Father hurried to ‘correct his mistakes’ by giving a new impetus to the arms race and producing tens of thousands of tactical nuclear weapons. By 1989 the Soviet army had seven thousand nuclear cannon.”[xvi]

David Wilcock and Richard Hoagland speculate the real reason for the space race détente owes to the hypothesis Kennedy knew the human race must unite to prepare for the hidden knowledge: we are not alone in the cosmos.  Pondering these questions, Wilcock and Hoagland betray their personal spiritual quest seeking ultimate answers from the frontiers of outer space.

Why, despite his public “Cold War” rhetoric, was John Kennedy so obviously determined privately to send young astronauts and cosmonauts jointly to the Moon!?  What, in his mind, could have been waiting there … which might have the power to unify a world? And why, after years of stubbornly declining, was Premier Khrushchev suddenly persuaded to agree …?  The answers—when we do return—may surprise and save us all—A New Frontier… of Hope. [xvii]

The Watershed in Modern American History

The godless Soviet Union, whether it represented a real threat or not (which is often debated by historians who point to the pathetically poor Soviet economy unable to sustain the arms race), was our justification for a relentless expansion of American military power.  No doubt, military prowess stands as one of the pillars of American exceptionalismBut is it possible our unique superpower status today is based upon lies and deception, murder and intrigue, Nazi technology, and the murder of a president?

The moral lesson seems clear.  Surely we were paranoid of the Soviets.  And yet, we were led down the path to world domination by our own ambition.  This does not mean that the American system of government is wrong-headed.  Nor does it mean that Soviet Marxism is equally worthy of endorsement.

Our country retains the best system of government guarantying the greatest amount of freedom for hundreds of millions.  It still stands as the best hope for thousands who emigrate to our shores. But our preeminence as that ‘shining city on a hill’—for those willing to face the facts we’ve just covered—stands much more sullied and tainted.

Therefore, regardless of exactly who was involved, after Kennedy’s assassination there was a ‘changing of the guard’; this transition became the watershed of modern American history.  Slowly, quietly, and sometimes perniciously, our government would grow bigger and more centralized.  This process was more than the welfare state of Lyndon Johnson which added millions of poor to the government ‘dole’.  It was more than the dramatic growth in military spending demanded by the war in Vietnam. It was accentuated by the frightening advance of some aspects of our intelligence services—increasingly infringing upon personal liberties and human dignity (which has become painfully public since I first wrote these words almost four years ago now).  Finally, it included a non-partisan plan to forge a much stronger tie between government and business.  Hitler’s occultic despotism was deplorable—but just maybe the efficiency of a fascist economy wasn’t such a bad idea.

After all, we should remember the cold war was won by economics, not the military.  As Richard Nixon prescribed in his post-presidential book, The Real War (1990), our victory was won by out-producing the Soviets.  Our victory was based on the fact that Capitalism encompasses a much more realistic and powerful economic theory, based as it is on the reality of humanity’s desire to prosper.  It stands in stark contrast to Communist theory built upon a somewhat obscure proposition that humankind’s biggest problem rests in ‘alienation from our work’.

Reagan and Gorbechev
Reagan and Gorbachev

However, what is not as clearly articulated by Nixon’s prescription for achieving an American victory over Communism, concerns the fact Capitalism had morphed into an American brand of Fascism—with less government interference as proffered by the Soviets—exciting levels of production far exceeding what ‘the bad guys’ could match.  But America was no longer the same. The American Dream was changing.  Big Business in America was becoming America’s biggest business.   To maximize growth and achieve the American Empire, government would manage monopolies less and diminish individual liberties more.  Wall Street would be regulated less and the middle class reduced in status and power. The 1950s became the high water mark for the life of the common man in the USA.

Nonetheless, in the 1960s, with the specter of the Soviet Union fresh in everyone’s minds following the near-miss Atomic War with the Soviets (aka the Cuban Missile Crisis); as well as the long-term, ongoing and escalating war in Southeast Asia, America became determined to strengthen its military and ensure its capacity to take on our enemies behind the Iron Curtain; to win victory in the fight for ‘the American Way’.

But at what expense did we acquire victory?  What was sacrificed by America in this process?   The author believes we forfeited nothing less than the key tenet of why America was founded in the first place: to construct a government serving ‘the People’ foremost, above the rich, the royal, and the powerfulThe ‘new American way’ was no longer the same way America progressed before Kennedy was killed.  America would not be the same again—even after defeating the Soviets winning the cold war at the end of the 1980s.

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[i] Which incidentally, the pictures taken from the moon of the bright shining orb we know as Earth put to bed forever this medieval ‘perspective’, just in case the reader hasn’t drawn this conclusion already.

[ii] Farrell, The Brotherhood of the Bell, p. 120.

[iii] Ibid., p. 120.

[iv] Ibid., p. 123, referencing research supplied from Mary Bennett and David S. Percy, Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistleblowers, Kempton, Illinois, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999.

[v] An allusion to the old Perry Como song, Fly Me to the Moon (and “let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars”).

[vi] Ibid., p. 57, quoting Kenn Thomas, NASA, Nazis, and JFK:  The Torbitt Document and the JFK Assassination, Kempton, Illinois:  Adventures Unlimited Press, 1996), p. 6.

[vii] “According to CIA files, Crisman [sic, Crismon] too was a member of the OSS during World War II, serving as a liaison officer with the British Royal Air Force. At the end of the war, Crisman, supposedly discharged from the military, entered a special OSS Internal Security School and was quietly transferred to the newly formed CIA (the CIA was chartered in 1947), where he operated as an “extended agent”, primarily as an internal security specialist in “disruption” activities. The files show Crisman was involved in a highly classified subsection of Internal Security known as 1Sece, Easy Section, a disruption planning unit whose very existence was denied by the CIA. The CIA documents detailed Crisman’s activities over the years—including secret reports to the agency on military officers during the Korean War and company officials while working for Boeing in Seattle—but no mention of the Maury Island affair.”  From Jim Marr’s Alien Agenda, cited from the web site:

[viii] Ibid., p. 60.

[ix] Ibid., pp. 58-59, quoting The Torbitt Document, pp. 24-27.

[x] Regarding Dornberger, the Torbitt Document comments:  “The Nazi scientists [were] on management level also in the munitions and aerospace industry.  Walter Dornberger, the Nazi general, left the space agency in the 1950’s (sic) to become a high official in Bell Aerospace Corporation and he was followed by over thirty of the Nazi scientists to [the] control level in the corporations manufacturing munitions and aerospace material.” (The Torbitt Document, p. 85, cited from The SS Brotherhood of the Bell, Farrell, p. 65).

[xi] The reader will recall that the phrase Executive action is a euphemism for assassination by intelligence agencies.

[xii] He also founded “Institute for the Study of Consciousness” at Berkeley. Additionally, it is noteworthy to cite his marriage connections: Young married Priscilla Page in 1933. He was divorced from Priscilla in 1948, and later that year, married artist Ruth Forbes (1903–1998) of the Boston Forbes family, a great-granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the mother of Michael Paine.  Marina Oswald lived with their daughter Ruth Paine when Oswald supposedly shot Kennedy.

[xiii] Levenda, op. cit., p. 273.

[xiv] The details of Kennedy’s plan with Khrushchev to ‘scale back the rhetoric’ and bring a truce to the U.S.-Soviet relationship is well researched and set forth compelling in this book, JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why He Died & Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass, New York: Orbis Books, 2008, Kindle Location, 222.

[xv] Marrs, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, p. 228.

[xvi] Richard Hoagland and David Wilcock, The New Frontier of Hope, 2008, see

[xvii] Ibid.


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