By Jerry Alatalo
ike so many who supported Bernie Sanders in hopes he’d defeat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party nomination, his endorsement of her came as a letdown and, let us say… disappointment. Nobody knows for certain the real reasons for Senator Sanders’ decision to decline on Green party candidate Dr. Jill Stein’s unprecedented in presidential politics offer to run with her, with Sanders at the top of the ticket and her in the Vice President position.
Given the extraordinary nature of the 2016 election, if revelations associating the campaigns of any of the candidates still standing – Clinton, Trump, Stein, Johnson (perhaps Sanders, in this election season of surprises) – with unpleasant facts about actions taken in efforts to obtain raw power came to light, a lot of people would be comfortable, cynical or unperturbed after watching the unusual events over the last year.
It’s safe to assume each man or woman running for President is aware of the personal sacrifice required for seeking the immense power of the office, along with the risks if open about altering the agendas of those who “pull the strings” in the background unseen – the so-called billionaire class. Because presidential candidates know the history of political assassinations in America, the real history kept out of erroneous textbooks read by America’s students, those whose platforms or ideas are about reducing in any significant way the concentrated power of the ultra-wealthy deserve high praise and genuine respect for courage.
It is unfortunate that of all the presidential candidates, those who entered the race and dropped out and those still standing, none of them have found it important to set the historical record straight for all Americans on the truth of what happened to John F. Kennedy (JFK), Martin Luther King (MLK) and Robert F. Kennedy (RFK). The “official” government conclusions on the deaths of these three leaders holds they were the victims of lone assassins Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray and Sirhan Sirhan.
The “official” conclusions are wrong for all three major historical events, and every man or woman who entered the 2016 presidential race knows (or should know) it. John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert and Martin Luther King were all murdered by their own government, by what has become increasingly more well-known thanks to independent media on the internet as the “deep state”, but, sadly, the nation’s political leaders have yet to gather the moral courage to admit or disclose it to the American people.
These are extremely unpleasant and disturbing facts, no doubt. The recently released 2-million word Iraq War study, the Chilcot Report in Britain, and the 28 Pages related to the events of September 11, 2001 exposing Saudi terrorism financing are equally unpleasant and disturbing for what they reveal about the secret intentions and criminal actions of wealthy and powerful individuals. Both the Chilcot Report and 28 Pages releases, the Iraq War being a direct result of 9/11, will likely lead to more questions, more investigations, and more high-level powerful individuals – most prominent being Tony Blair, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney – facing severe personal consequences for their involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Because there is no statute of limitations for the crime of murder, it is important to note that some of those directly involved in the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK are still alive. William Pepper is a lawyer and represented the King family in a 1999 civil trial where the jury found the Memphis Police Department and elements of the United States government accountable for the murder of Martin Luther King. No major corporate media organizations reported the trial, and every history book in the U.S. excludes the details and facts. Mr. Pepper has written a new book about MLK’s assassination, “The Plot to Kill King”, his 3rd book on the subject which includes new revelations about the truth of Dr. King’s death. He talked for an hour with Bonnie Faulkner about it on her radio program “Guns and Butter”:
Attorney and professor Daniel Sheehan (Iran-Contra, Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, Karen Silkwood, and other major legal cases) talked with radio host Gary Null about the murders of JFK and RFK, providing little-known, important historical facts all Americans should know about, and for which, along with the truth about MLK, the history books across the U.S. need correction.
People previously unaware of the truth conveyed by Mr. Pepper and Mr. Sheehan in these interviews will most likely experience shock, confusion, disappointment and a certain level of righteous indignation after hearing the disturbing details. While learning such mind-troubling truth is very difficult in that one’s perceptions of reality are painfully altered, it is important people know the truth of history as it relates to events occurring today – in particular the 2016 presidential campaign, and using moral discernment when assessing each candidate’s ideas, statements and actions.
For supporters of Bernie Sanders, his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and decision to decline Jill Stein’s offer is near impossible to explain given his and Ms. Clinton’s widely different worldviews. One could (only) speculate, given the billionaire, “deep state” agenda-altering similarities of Mr. Sanders and JFK, MLK and RFK, that certain “messages” delivered to Mr. Sanders were a strong motivating factor in his decision to endorse.
Conditions in America and on Earth are such that a Sanders-Stein team, now apparently not going to manifest, would have had a good chance to win the election, and – given the profoundly disturbing examples of JFK, MLK and RFK – leading one to consider much more sinister explanations.
Martin Luther King knew how dangerous his efforts for social justice and ending the Vietnam War had become, illustrated in his last public speeches where he talked about desiring to “live a long life” and that “longevity has its place”. He told supporters that “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promised land”.
Both John and Robert Kennedy knew what dangerous entities they were up against, yet like Dr. King moved forward with actions based on seemingly transcendent spiritual or philosophical perceptions. The paradoxical nature of the three men and many lesser-known men and women through history – losing one’s life as a result of efforts to improve the lives of others – is a mystery perhaps unknowable until that inevitable time all face when leaving this world.
Dr. Jill Stein’s surprising artistic ability using the guitar and her singing voice will be a welcome relief from the dark nature of the information just presented. As one whose efforts for Bernie Sanders were based on serious concerns about Ms. Clinton and preventing her from becoming the Democratic party nominee, Sanders’ decision – for whatever reason(s)… principled, as part of a secret organized political strategy, or due to sinister threats from the “deep state” – will result in many of his supporters, like the distinguished public intellectual Dr. Cornel West, to dismiss the Democratic party and move to Dr. Jill Stein.
Dr. Stein deserves serious consideration for President of the United States by Americans planning on voting in November, because of all the candidates her words most consistently and accurately convey the truth. Following a historic trend, speaking the truth these days is the supreme courageous act.
(Thank you to Jill Stein for President Booster Club at YouTube)