Many people are in denial about the power, positive and negative, that our government has over our country, and some are completely unaware. For decades we have seen events impact our country causing devastation and chaos, but fingers never point to the people who are supposed to handle these things. Officers from CIA, DIA, FBI, The Pentagon, policy makers and so many more have all proved themselves capable of perpetrating terrible crimes against dissidents. Agencies of the National Security State have been caught threatening public leaders, working along side mobsters and participating in helping drug trafficking efforts.
In the article “The JFK Assassination: Defending the Gangster State”, an excerpt from Dirty Truths by Michael Parenti, the reader can go on a journey through the many corrupt and dishonest acts of the people in power who are supposed to be on “our” side. This article, and others like it, help to shine light on Project Unspeakable’s mission by exposing and educating people and communities about the ill intentions of some of the people in power in our country.
(Originally published, 1996, in Parenti’s book, Dirty Truths, lightly edited 2013)
Today in the much vaunted western democracies there exists a great deal of unaccountable state power whose primary function is to maintain the existing politico-economic structure, using surveillance, infiltration, sabotage, judicial harassment, disinformation, trumped-up charges and false arrests, tax harassment, blackmail, and even violence and assassination to make the world safe for those who own it.
(Continue reading at Michael Parenti’s blog…)
Michael Parenti is an award winning, internationally known author. His two most recent books are The Face of Imperialism (2011), and Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (2013), a memoir of his early life.