The Cult of Intelligence

In 1974, former CIA special assistant Victor Marchetti wrote a controversial book entitled The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence.  Here is what he had to say about the nefarious dealings of the organization:

There exists in our nation today a powerful and dangerous secret cult — the cult of intelligence. Its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency. Its patrons and protectors are the highest officials of the federal government. Its membership, extending far beyond governmental circles, reaches into the power centers of industry, commerce, finance, and labor. Its friends are many in the areas of important public influence — the academic world and the communications media. The cult of intelligence is a secret fraternity of the American political aristocracy. The purpose of the cult is to further the foreign policies of the U.S. government by covert and usually illegal means, while at the same time containing the spread of its avowed enemy, communism. Traditionally, the cult’s hope has been to foster a world order in which America would reign supreme, the unchallenged international leader. Today, however, that dream stands tarnished by time and frequent failures. Thus, the cult’s objectives are now less grandiose, but no less disturbing. It seeks largely to advance America’s self-appointed role as the dominant arbiter of social, economic, and political change in the awakening regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. And its worldwide war against communism has to some extent been reduced to a covert struggle to maintain a self-serving stability in the Third World, using whatever clandestine methods are available.”

With many of the JFK files still being withheld, it appears this organization is still up to its old tricks.

JFK on Peace

If you are searching for the true reason why John Fitzgerald Kennedy was murdered, look no further than his June 10, 1963 commencement speech at American University.  The topic of the day: Peace.  These are some of the most poignant words ever delivered by an American president:

I have, therefore, chosen this time and this place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth is too rarely perceived – yet it is the most important topic on earth: world peace. What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children-not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women – not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.

Here is that speech in its entirety:

And you may find the entire transcript here: http://www.speeches-usa.com/Transcripts/john_f_kennedy-american.html

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