Readers of this blog will know that I share the view of a growing number of people that that President John F. Kennedy was murdered in a conspiracy that was subsequently covered up.
Some years ago, after reading Final Judgment by Michael Collins Piper, I was persuaded that the mystery is essentially solved. Rightly or wrongly, I now believe that the ultimate perpetrators – the people who organized the assassination and cover-up – were leading figures in the Zionist movement, not only within the USA but elsewhere including Israel.
Yad Kennedy, Jerusalem
I’ve written about this previously – and encourage anyone interested to read a paper written by Mike Piper, available on this website.
Now here’s a minor footnote to the saga. Situated near Jerusalem is Yad Kennedy, a memorial to the slain US President. Built in 1966 with funds donated by Jewish communities in the USA, it’s certainly a striking monument. It also has interesting symbolism that’s clearly the product of some consideration. According to NationMaster.com:
Yad Kennedy is a memorial to John F. Kennedy, near Jerusalem. It consists of a 60-foot-high memorial is in the shape of a cut tree trunk, symbolizing a life cut short. Inside is a bust of John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States who was assassinated in 1963. The mountaintop memorial is encircled by 51 columns, each bearing the emblem of a state of the Union, plus the District of Columbia. It was built in 1966 with funds donated by Jewish communities in the USA. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 â€“ November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States.
It was designed by the Israeli sculptor Dov Feigon, the circular hall is divided into sections for each of the states of USA and the official emblem of a different state appears on the window on each section:
State Seals on the Yad Lennedy memorial
The symbolism of 51 columns got my attention. I understand the number represents 50 US States plus the District of Columbia. Even so, why make such a fuss about DC in this monument? It’s a rather unusual stroke.
After all, back in the 1960s. DC had no Congressional representative. If the intent was to be fully inclusive, what about Guam, Puerto Rico and American Samoa?
Anyhow, as each column bears the seal of a US state, preumably the 51st column displays the District of Columbia seal?
District of Columbia Seal
I haven’t found an online photo of this at Yad Kennedy, but I did locate an image of the District of Columbia seal. Apparently it depicts Justice laying a wreath at a statue of George Washington.
Is any of this significant? Perhaps not. Just ‘conspiracy theory’ mumbo jumbo…
After all, any implication that Israel symbolically granted itself the rank of a US State is clearly inaccurate. If Israel was a US State, it would have to pay its way.
Last word to George Washington, who remarked in his farewell address:
So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.
George Washington: warned against bias towards any foreign interests
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.