JFK, Conservative

JFK, Conservative

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A controversial portrait of the thirty-fifth president explores his less-recognized roles in promoting anti-communism, tax cuts, free trade, and other agendas that had distinctly conservative stances.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547585987
0547585985
Characteristics: xiii, 274 pages ; 24 cm

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Oct 15, 2013

When presented with a monolithic pack of lies, where oh where to begin? ". . . had he not been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. . ." - - Did I miss the trial on this? Oh, this is supposition as there was never any trial since Lee Oswald was killed while in police custody! "..He (President Kennedy) fought against unions. He pushed for free trade ..." Huh??? He stood up to both US Steel and GE on behalf of the workers and their unions! He was the first to question the mythology of free trade and the tax breaks given to corporations which offshored American jobs. President Kennedy proposed the Alliance For Progress (completely altered and compromised after his assassination) which proposed radical land reform throughout Latin America favoring the workers and the poor! JFK put in effect an interesting presidential directive which indirectly taxed the money the super-rich and corporations kept offshore, and was proposing serious changes in his budget to repatriate such monies for tax purposes, while also ending the oil depletion allowance (in effect since 1913). President Kennedy pumped $4.3 billion directly into the economy, through the US Treasury, thus benefitting the workers, instead of through the Federal Reserve Bank, which always favored the banks and their corporations! Plus the strong probability JFK was amenable to the breaking up of Aramco (today called BP), the oil giant owned jointly by Rockefeller, Mellon and Rothschild! The founding of the Peace Corps, the US Navy SEALs to support democratic insurgencies throughout the globe, actually using foreign aid to benefit countries, not to benefit the American-based multinationals, which was put into effect during the Eisenhower administration thanks to Ike's appointment of Nelson Rockefeller! Real progressive thinking from the Kennedy Administration in the founding of the Internet (by appointing JCR Licklider to the Pentagon for this purpose) and the NASA space program. Kennedy's reapprochment to Cuba and Castro, and his reimbursing Castro everytime the CIA sabotaged one of his sugar shipments, along with an apology from the White House! Nothing factual whatsoever in this book, not even fit for recycling! (Recommended reading: "Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency" by Donald Gibson, for the real facts and data and Richard James DeSocio's "Rockefellerocracy") The two most radical presidents of the 20th century: FDR, and the man who continued FDR's platform, JFK! (Oh yeah. . .and the president who first coined the term, "affirmative action" - - John F. Kennedy!)
[Lest we forget: no ballistics testing was ever done on the bullets retrieved from the slain Officer Tippit - - along with the TSBD secretary, Carolyn Arnold, there were five other employees who ID'd Oswald as being on the first floor at the time of the shooting, along with two bystanders who happened to run to that building to telephone for an ambulance {odd, given the police with their radios, but people act pecularly in tragic times} and were given directions to the phones by Lee Oswald.]

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