Thursday, July 23, 2009

Unmasking the Truth: The Unspeakable

Jim Douglas’ book, JFK and the Unspeakable, is not so much about how President Kennedy was killed, but why he had to die.

According to a review in America by Fr. George Anderson, Douglas and others believe that dark forces emanating “from the C.I.A and the military-industrial complex - powers that could not bear to see the president turning more and more toward a vision of total nuclear disarmament” were behind the assassination.

And Douglas invokes Thomas Merton as his guide, first witness and chorus, on his pilgrimage to uncover the truth:

In 1962, Merton wrote to a friend expressing “little confidence” in Kennedy’s ability to escape the nuclear crisis in an ethically acceptable way:

“What is needed is really not shrewdness or craft, but what the politicians don’t have: depth, humanity and a certain totality of self-forgetfulness and compassion, not just for individuals but for man as a whole: a deeper kind of dedication. Maybe Kennedy will break through into that some day by miracle. But such people are before long marked out for assassination.”

Kennedy did turn toward peace, and had been secretly corresponding with Soviet leader, Nikita Khurschev, on a plan to stave off nuclear disaster. This was considered “traitorous” in the eyes of the U.S. powerbrokers, and thus marked Kennedy for death. Douglas shows how those who could have exposed the truth were pursued by the C.I.A and killed, one as late as 1995 (3 decades later!)

The “Unspeakable” is a phrase coined by Merton to suggest the systemic dark forces that would stop at nothing and were behind the death of JFK and other tragic events of the 1960s.

From the America article:

“The very concept of a government-directed conspiracy may come as a shock to those who have trouble believing their country could ever be involved in “the unspeakable.” Yet JFK and the Unspeakable is a compelling book, a thoroughly researched account of Kennedy’s turn toward peace, the consequent assassination and its aftermath. By capturing the essence of John F. Kennedy’s vision, it is also a reminder of the urgency of the struggle for peace in our world.”

There is an excellent YouTube interview with Jim Douglas about his book here.


  1. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone, communist nut. Source.

    1. Sorry, I don't buy that for a second. I don't doubt that Oswald was somehow involved, but he was exactly what he said he was: a patsy. He may even have been jone of the shooters, but he was definitely not a lone assassin. All available evidence points to multiple shooters. In 1978 the House Select Commitee on Assassinations came to the conclusion that there were multiple shooters and anyone who has seen the Zapruder film can see the head shot came from the front.

  2. are you sure, Pauli?

    Listen to the interview with Jim Douglass (Link at the bottom of the post).

    For years I have had my doubts ... why was Oswald killed 3 days later? Nothing made sense to me.

    This work by Jim Douglass is astounding. I probably haven't given it justice with my review. Seriously, the interview with Jim Douglass is very powerful.

  3. why was Oswald killed 3 days later? Nothing made sense to me.

    Bugliosi deals with that in his book with an extensive profile of Ruby. I haven't read it, but I heard him interviewed on talk radio 3 times and each time they let every kind of conspiracy caller ask him questions. He answered every one effectively like he had researched every conspiracy out there. The book is over 1600 pages and contains a bonus CD-ROM with 2500 more pages of research material.

    Am I sure Oswald acted alone? I think the facts point to that when presented accurately and in their entirety, and no one has done that like Bugliosi.

  4. Maybe Bugliosi was working for the CIA ... Who is he?

    Jim Douglass has also spent more the better part of his life doing research.

    Perhaps it depends on who you want to believe.
    I'm not one to generally believe conspiracy theories, but I do not think the full and true story has been told about the JFK, RFK and MLK assasinations.

  5. Vincent Bugliosi is the famous prosecutor who put Manson away. He wrote his first book, "Helter Skelter" about that. He's brilliant and fairly non-ideological. He's written books about how George W. Bush could be prosecuted for war crimes & murder and how the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case would have nailed him if they weren't so inept. If the CIA had people in it as smart as VB, America would be safer, that's for sure.

    1. Bugliosi was an above average prosecutor who was involved in the most famous criminal case of the 20th century. It didn't take a genius to get Manson convicted. And Bugliosi is selling books-- his book is far from being the definitive statement on JFK.


Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung he...

Most Viewed Louie Postings