The Kennedy Assassination Cover-up Hardcover – 14 Jan 2000
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Donald Gibson was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He served as a communications analyst in the United States Air Force during the 1960s. Don is a Professor of Sociology at the Greensburg campus of the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and taught on that campus as well as at Middlebury and Oberlin Colleges. Professor Gibson’s research on social power and on U.S. economic problems led him to writing on the administration of John F. Kennedy and related topics around the struggle between economic democracy and elitist oligarchy. Books by Donald Gibson Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency (1994) The Kennedy Assassination Cover-up (1999) Environmentalism: Ideology and Power (2002) (reprinted as Ecology, Ideology and Power) Communication, Power and the Media (2004) Wealth, Power, and the Crisis of Laissez Faire Capitalism (2011) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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1)If you can, find and read Gibson's first Kennedy book, "Battling Wall Street", before reading this book. Not absolutely necessary, but it sets Gibson's basic ideas in motion.
2)After having read the two Gibson books, begin some basic research on Nelson and David Rockefeller, John J McCloy, and Allen Dulles, particularly in regards to their relationships to an american institution known as the cia, another organization known as The Council on Foreign Relations, and their ties to these groups and each other. A Cary Reich book on Nelson, for example, has some information on the brother's cia involvement.
3)Connect the dots.
Fortunately for these space cadets, and for the rest of us, there are some people who have left a few clues for us to pick up.
Sociologists like G William Domhoff and Donald Gibson are pointing in the direction of the true causes for the president's assassination. Domhoff's books on the power elite in this country are a good beginning for the material Gibson presents in his two books.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has some basic background on the murder, enough to know of the continuing massive cover-up, and who is now wondering on what line of research to pursue next.
This book will give you some leads.
Along with Battling Wall Street : The Kennedy Presidency and Environmentalism: Ideology and Power, Gibson has written three of the most important books available on the politics of our times. Read in concert with books like The Lost Science of Money: The Mythology of Money, The Story of Power and Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism (Suny Series in Radical Social and Political Theory), we begin to see just how thoroughly our minds have been colonized and neutered by the 1%.
Absolutely indispensable reading for every American, regardless of party or ideological affiliation.
Donald Gibson goes deep to show the over lapping of the Eastern Establishment (which included New Orleans) to show the forces behind the decision to murder the President. His policies were the opposite of their objectives, from neo-colonial wars, population control to science, technology to 1963 and arms control and detente with the USSR.. NO President was more despised by the 1% of the 1% than JFK according to the author. Gibson digs deep to show the overlapping relationships between these elites and the desire to rid the nation of the energetic and forwarding thinking President.
One person commented why they did not just poison the President. The obvious reason is they wanted to send a message to future Presidents that to challenge their control and power, this is what would happen to them as well. That is why he was slaughtered in broad delight in front of thousands of people.
My only disagreement with Gibson is that most of the people he argues were responsible may not have been in actual power themselves at the time of the execution, but they had all served (except Rockefeller) at one point as major figures in the government. Especially Dulles, a life long spook, McCloy in the department of Defense during WW Two and as High Commissioner of Germany after the War ended. It is folly to not recognize that Dulles had numerous associates in high places within the government that were loyal to him. They followed orders. You do not spend 40-50 years in the the OSS and CIA without building numerous loyal servants. So my disagreement is when the author says that the government did not murder the President, perhaps technically it may be true. However the forces that were loyal to Dulles, McCloy, Rockefeller and the rest of the elitist establishment carried out orders from them. Vincent Saldandria is still right. Dr. Gibson goes deep to show the lengths with which Dulles, McCloy and Ford would go to whitewash the "investigation" of the murder of President Kennedy.
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