An Open Letter to Amanda Vanstone.
[Ms vanstone served as a Liberal minister in Australia from 1984 to 2007. From 1993 to 1996, she served as Shadow Attorney-General, and from 1994 to 1996 was the Shadow Minister for Justice. When the Howard government came into power, she held several prominent ministerial portfolios. After her resignation, she served as the Australian Ambassador to Italy until July 2010, and now writes for Faifax.]
Dear Ms Vanstone,
I am writing this open letter to you after reading your column on Monday in The Age (and Sydney Morning Herald). I was drawn to your article, as it seemed to be inspired by John F Kennedy. To quote your piece:
“Being a Baby Boomer and prone to the odd bout of unrealistic optimism, I turned to John Kennedy’s inaugural speech. The speech is a beautiful statement of ideals. [I agree.] There’s nothing wrong with a good dose of optimism…
“As boring and tedious as it may be to some, a democratically elected parliament, with a cabinet government, is the best form of government going. It’s annoying and aggravating beyond belief when one can’t get what one thinks is best … but only dictators get to do that.
“…We are stuck with having to pragmatically find a way through each other’s idealistic hopes and dreams to find a way to move forward together. It’s called pragmatism.
“…That’s where Kennedy’s speech rings true. The words were about a much bigger stage than our parliamentary process but they ring true in any event… ‘Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty’. It’s stirring stuff.”
Yes it is stirring stuff — especially when you consider the circumstances of his assassination. I hope you are shaken too.
“Shaken, not stirred“
Just the bullet hole through the FRONT of the windscreen of the car should alert us that there were other shooters. The proof of many other bullets, from all directions, proves beyond reasonable doubt that the lone gunman narrative is an outright lie. You received a Bachelor of Law degree, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice — and so should have some understanding of the rules of evidence.
You can read a more detailed summary here in an article entitled, “JFK For Dummies — Explaining the Kennedy Assassination for the ABC.” But I’ll cut to the chase. As seen in the Zapruder film, Kennedy’s head is flung BACK from the impact of the fatal bullet. It is almost certain that a young lad, a hired gun — namely, Jack Lawrence — fired the fatal shot from the drain, no more than 25 yards away from the car.
It also does not take a lot of critical thinking to understand that the single “magic bullet” official theory is just plain codswallop. A complete and utter LIE — fabricated to cover up the murder of Kennedy by many powerful people. This is not new news — District Attorney Jim Garrison was bleating about this back in 1967, fifty years ago.
Your stirring notion of “true liberty” was killed off that day. It was truly a sad day.
But what is even SADDER is that Western governments and the mainstream media have continued to support the lie. And this includes your party members in Canberra, Australia’s government funded ABC, and even Fairfax Media — the organisation for which you now write.
You had the privilege to serve in the Australian parliament, and you demonstrated resilience, and an ability to be outspoken. So Amanda, now is the time to raise your voice and be outspoken. Your waffle article about being “stuck with having to pragmatically find a way through each other’s idealistic hopes and dreams…” seems irrelevant when you understand that democracy was hijacked, and stolen that day in 1963.
“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 secret proceedings…
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. 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.
“Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, and no secret is revealed.”
It is time for you to speak out Ms Vanstone. End the Fake News around CIA operative Oswald — and accept what really happened. Then we can deal with the next case — Port Arthur.
In his twisted logic, President Bush famously said, “Either you’re with us, or you’re with the enemy!” So… now that this egregious lie has been explained to you Amanda, you can no longer plead ignorance. And as you are receiving a parliamentary pension, your obligation is to the people of Australia… So STOP participating in Fake News. To quote Kennedy:
“And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.“