President Kennedy's Speech on Peace
Effort to Keep One of History's Most Important Messages Alive
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts
This is a project born of one idea, to reintroduce and
perpetuate one of the single most important messages ever
delivered by a world leader, President John F. Kennedy's speech
on peace, at a time when the world appears to need it the most.
This speech is
outstanding in its simple yet beautiful wording and content.
Absolutely one of the best speeches ever given by any president,
delivered at American University, June 10, 1963.
Next to Kennedy's
secret societies speech, this oratory is arguably the most
important message ever delivered by Kennedy. It is a message
that sorely needs to be heard again in the post-9/11 world.
It was with this
thought in mind that an attempt should be made to try and
contemporize this profound speech for a whole new generation.
The trick would not
only be to bring the message up to date, but also to edit the
:27 minute speech down to a reasonable length that could be
easily listened to.
Given that the old
cold war was a primary component of the speech, this seemed the
likely spot to begin editing, considering that the general scope
of its content was more about the concept of peace
itself, than it was about just getting along with the Soviet
So, in the interest
of brevity, and with creative license in hand, the Russian
aspect was thus dropped, in favor of promoting the overall
message of peace itself.
A driving music
soundtrack was needed to give the new production some vibrant
energy. The piece chosen is called "Fever", from Sarah
Vaughan and Adam Freeland, distributed by Universal Music Group
Remixed at Studio B
in Minnesota, the new production is aimed at a younger
demographic, in the hopes of influencing a new generation to the
wisdom of the one US president that the powers that be
tried to silence.
It is hoped that the
new remix will help keep this important message alive.
This speech was Kennedy at
his absolute finest. Please listen closely to the very concise
and deliberate wording. It is a carefully crafted and beautiful
oration that will stand for all time.
In particular, of all
the powerful things said in this speech, Kennedy reiterates only
one thing... he repeats his conviction to "continue"
fighting for peace, something the military industrial complex
surely didn't want to hear about.
(See National Security Memorandum
The bottom line in
this project is this... if Kennedy was killed
for speeches like this, then it's up to us to resurrect that
message - to keep it alive, and to perpetuate it
forevermore, as a hope for all mankind.
(And if for anything
else, just to piss off those who killed Kennedy for having the
deliver a message such as this.)
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Kennedy's Secret Societies Speech
The Text of Kennedy's Secret Societies Speech
Kennedy's Speech on Peace
JFK vs. The Fed
Assassination of President Kennedy
When the Media Failed Us Most
The New World Order