Posted by: Dr Churchill | November 22, 2019

JFK remembered: “We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”

John F. Kennedy was President for less than three years, but in that short span of time, he pointed the nation towards the 21st century of Achievement, Aspirational Hope & Compassionate Love.

He also steered the American nation to outer space and to the moon explaining his reasoning in the simple words that still echo today: “We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

JFK set about fulfilling President Lincoln’s promise to the minorities at home, and to the freedom loving people all over the World by promoting peace both at home and abroad, and by sending American volunteers around the world serving in the most benevolent organizations of Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and US Aid.

Yet for all the good he did, on the anniversary of this day of November 22nd of 1963 — almost 60 years earlier than today — our President John Fitzerald Kennedy was traitorously gunned down and assassinated in Dallas, by internal enemies, the deep state, and ignoble claimants, lust for power…

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the United States’ young sage President, once said: “There are three important things in life, God, human folly, and laughter … The first two are beyond our comprehension, thus we must make the best of the third.”

On November 22, 1963, the laughter died, not only for JFK, but also for the whole of these United States of America.

And today, for most baby boomers, there are only two dates that stick out in our minds – November 22nd of 1963, and September 11th of 2001.

Because both of these moments are reminders of unbelievable national tragedy.

But maybe 11/22/63 was a little tougher, because all Americans knew the man. He barely won the 1960 election – although the following year over 60% of Americans said they voted for him, but, he brought something special to the White House … a beautiful young family, laughter, culture, and class.

Whatever you feel about Kennedy, the rest of the world saw this man who represented the United States of America and what they felt was simple: Hope and the redemptive power of Love.

He was the great-grandchild of immigrants, yet thanks to his family’s great wealth he never suffered poverty or hard discrimination, save for those Boston Brahmins who thought him “Shanty Irish” and “Catholic Devout” but in his gut, he was just another ordinary American wishing to serve his country.

And in this day of draft-dodging political cowards, when “Chickenhawk” is the perfect description for most politicians of both major parties, JFK went the other way, and indeed used his father’s influence — only to get into military service. And indeed he succeeded and served with the United States Navy, during World War II, and he still stands as a unique example of someone who pulled strings in order to enlist, so that he can fight the enemies of his great country.

As the skipper of the PT-109 in the hotly contested Solomon Islands, he saw and participated in violent enemy “action” when his plywood boat was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer during a night sea battle, and he was violently flung back on the bridge, ruining his back for the rest of his life. He gathered his crew around him, saving a badly burnt crew-mate by slipping a belt under his arms, putting the belt in his teeth, and towing the man to a nearby desert island. For his valor, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Medal and the Purple Heart.

That’s a far cry from recent presidents who were outright draft-dodgers, or holding out in safe places like the Texas National Guard, or even hiding inside New York’s clubs like the infamous Studio 64, only battling STDs,  nymphos, and illicit drugs…

And we could contrast JFK’s honorable conduct with that of all others, because he had a principled head and heart to boot.

And during his short tenure in office, he was also rewarded towards the end, with a triumphant year, that ended up being the last year of his whirlwind life, because in October 1962, he faced down the Russians over their newly installed missiles in Cuba, and through sheer courage — manage to claw Victory from the gnawing teeth & fangs of defeat.

Indeed it was an honorable Victory and a Victory for Peace, because the US army brass, and the generals wanted nuclear war, but the President, who knew the ravages of war firsthand — managed a negotiated settlement which the whole world, saw as a win for the young President.

The first half of 1963 brought unparalleled success to Kennedy.

On June 11, 1963, he gave a nationally televised speech about Civil Rights where he called upon Americans to give equal rights to their fellow Negro citizens because “We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the Scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution.”

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After Kennedy’s assassination, and during the next year of 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson his VP who because of Kennedy’s passing would become the President of the United States offered up the legislation to House and Senate, and passed the original JFK Civil Rights Legislative Bill, just as it was written by his predecessor, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963.

On June 26, 1963, Kennedy also gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in Berlin which built up the hopes of the population of Berlin while warning the Russians that their time would come.

August was to prove a momentous month for Kennedy, because on August 5th of 1963, he signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which made the world safer for every human being, but just four days later tragedy struck when his infant son, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, died two days after his birth.

His wife, Mrs Jackie Kennedy, disappeared for months but reemerged in November for a two-day political tour of the Texas cities of San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth and Dallas.

JFK was greeted by fantastic crowds in the supposedly hostile territory. You can see the President obviously enjoying himself as he and the First Lady work the crowds. In his last speech, he issued a prescient warning saying we live in “a very dangerous and uncertain world.”

On the arrival of Air Force One at the ironically named Love Field in Dallas, the President and Mrs. Kennedy again worked the crowd, but, in the background there can be seen a Confederate flag stubbornly flying, reminding the world that not everyone approved of his Civil Rights agenda…

Twenty minutes later, the President was shot, and a shocked nation listened to Walter Cronkite, in tears, giving the terrible news of the assassination of the nation’s 35th president.

The image of Jackie Kennedy with a bloodstained pink suit, swearing in the VP inside the airplane as her husband’s coffin was ferried back to Washington, is engraved in our national memory, just as much as the image of people flying down from the World Trade Center of New York on 9/11.

Yet even at death, the dignity of the slain president brought this nation together and this was to be the finest hour of JFK because as he was martyred, he also manifested the anguish of our eternal fight against Evil and he rekindled the eternal Hope and Love that permeates America, as if he were alive to this day, because he had worked hard to uplift this nation, to give us compassionate agency, and push us forward, on the path to Greatness — right alongside a reluctant World.

And am here to tell you that he succeeded magnificently on all accounts, so much so that this new Presidential Candidate stakes my claim to the honor of service to my country solely because of JFK’s example in Courage, Confidence, and the Dignity of being the Chosen one.

That’s his legacy in our times and that is why more than half a century after his death, JFK is still remembered all around the world, and especially in the country which gave the world to him: Our beloved United States of America.

And so he gave his world and all of his tomorrows to these United States in return.

So we now we say once again: Go in Peace Mr President, and God Bless America.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

And as I travel around the world on a fact finding journey, and as I realize how his prescient warning that we live in “a very dangerous and uncertain world” is far more true today than ever was in his time, I can’t help but being grateful for his commitment to making America the beacon of Democracy to the whole World and to all those people who aspire to live free of tyranny and evil…

And as I have recently come back from the epicenter of Islamic terrorism of Saudi-Wahabbi combine — I can tell you first hand what a dangerous and  how far gone this part of the world is, and how far they seek to export their terrorism into our country, via their so called educational scholarship system emanating from the Medresses of Saudi Arabia, where the 15 out of the 19 hijackers of 9/11 had come from.

And the Saudis use this system still today, to infiltrate our country, in order to be in America “legally” as so many other jihadists are today, in order to hurt us terribly once again, as they did on that other day of infamy and the second biggest tragedy in our Memory — the day the Twin towers of New York City fell after the hijackers brought down the airliners upon them…

It is time to stare down the Devil of Islamic fascism today, same as JFK did to the Soviet fascsts and drove them back to their lair… for a good long time until they withered away and died an ignoble death of their own accord.

So let us now take a page out of JFK’s playbook and deal with the Islamo-fascism of the fundamentalist political Islam, once and for all, because the time is nigh that we sorted this insanity out — now and forever.

And if this lot falls upon my shoulders now, same as it fell upon my grandfather’s shoulders to defeat the fascism of Hitlerism and national socialism — I shall not hesitate, I shall not shriek away, nor shall I neglect my duty to fight courageously in order to keep the lights on agains that evil darkness.

And that is a promise I intend to keep in the name of the slain President JFK — may the good Lord be my witness.

 


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