Our nation used to have hope for so many and for so much. It used to believe that things were possible, like equal opportunity for all, ending involvement in conflicts that made no sense and serving as a role model for other nations. We used to have politicians who were statesmanlike and who had no fear standing up for unpopular principals at their own risk.
We are running out of time to get that hope back.
In fact, the deadline stares right at us. By November 2013, we must do the following before the spotlight of media and public attention given to those who fueled that hope runs out:
Establish the truth about those who were taken from us. Lies destroyed the hope we once knew. Lies about who killed the Kennedys. Lies about KentState. Lies about 9/11.
Get the truth about JFK's assassination and tell everyone else, regardless of what the media or those in power say. We don't need every detail. We do need the truth that members of our government perpetuated the murder and framed an innocent man, Lee Harvey Oswald. All other facts about the assassination simply fall in line behind these two facts.
We must know the truth about these events for our own survival. If agents of the government can murder the president, presidential candidates and other innocent people, they are capable of murdering anyone. Knowing how they did it can only help us.
Tune out candidates who only give us sound bites. It started with the 1968 campaign, with Richard Nixon and Roger Ailes effectively using spot ads and focus groups to win the election. Nixon said very little about any plans he had for the United States and refused to debate his opponent, Hubert Humphrey.
The last presidential candidate to routinely speak off the cuff about his thoughts for improving our nation was Robert Kennedy. He spoke with passion and paid no attention to polls. He risked his life informing the people of Indianapolis that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been murdered, apparently by a white man. Of all the major cities in the United States, the only one not to suffer a riot that night was Indianapolis.
We must vote out the phonies and tune in the real candidates. If a candidate cannot talk straight to get the job, how will they tell the truth to us?
Stop the Wars! Our long involvement in Viet Nam gave our leaders reason to believe that they could get away with getting into a war over lies. Groups of people I call the "War Party" made a fortune with their stocks and contracts and they shoveled some of it back to those who made the war possible.
History repeats itself with the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and covert actions elsewhere. It is time to stop falling for lies like "weapons of mass destruction," "we have to get bin Laden" and "we must fight pre-emptively." These are just empty sound bites designed to stop reasoned conversation.
We must stop these kinds of wars to save future generations from the agony inflicted upon us.
Don't let November 2013 sneak up on you. After it is gone, no one will care much about JFK because the golden anniversary will have passed. Act upon the truth and for the truth now to bring back hope to our nation.