“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily 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, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.”
–John F. Kennedy
Good people and bad people. They all die.
Often we are twisted into contemplating how
they died but that ain’t important. What they did
while they were alive, what they accomplished,
what they made happen, how good was it
for us in the long run? That’s what
mattered yesterday and that’s
still what matters today.
What remains to be
seen is what you
are gonna do.
Thank you, friend.