JFK’s and Eisenhower’s warnings about secret societies

JFK’s and Eisenhower’s warnings about secret societies and ruthless conspiracy.

President Kennedy warned us about secret societies and asked for our “help in the tremendous task of alerting the American people.”

Here are some quotes from JFK’s “The President and the Press” speech to the Newspaper Publishers, 27 April 1961
(source: https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/JFKPOF/034/JFKPOF-034-021)

• “The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings”
• “…Our way of life is under attack”
• “We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence”
• “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations”
• “… I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed. “
• “… we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”

JFK’s warning was only three months after Eisenhower’s farewell address warned us that:

“…Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, … The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.”

These Presidential alarms about being dominated by secret societies was suppressed after the JFK assassination.