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Has Thuggery Invaded the Republic?

Catholic Church's New International Views









By Lt. Col. Joe Kress

September 13, 2014

MACHINE RUN POLITICIANS (continued from Part 6)

President Dwight Eisenhower in comparison to nearly all of his predecessors was not affiliated with the crime syndicates such as the Mafia or machine-run by the likes of Tom Prendergast, of Kansas City, Missouri, Boss Tweed of the Tammany Hall Machine and his successors or Richard Dailey (1955-19760) of Chicago, the Democrat Party's powerful tool in the ballot box. The fact was that Ike was so popular with the public, he didn't need to stoop to what his predecessors or successors did. He declared himself as a Republican, but both Parties wanted him on their tickets.

In the field of domestic politics, he established himself as a "middle of the roader," calling his program "Modern Republicanism or "Dynamic Conservatism." He supported the huge Interstate Highway system; approved the expansion of social security; increased the minimum wage to one-dollar per hour. In 1954, the Supreme Court headed by Eisenhower appointee Earl Warren; ruled that compulsory segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Later, Eisenhower sent federal troops to Alabama to protect Negro students when a high school in Little Rock was integrated for the first time in 1957.

In Foreign Affairs, he led the U.N. to accept the peaceful use of atomic energy. This resulted in the International Atomic Agency. For eight years he maintained his popularity with the people by working with leaders of the opposition party in order to keep the business of government going, albeit conciliatory, which began the long, wider road that added welfareism by approving to the Social Security roles by members that never contributed to the Social Security program and didn't meet the 62 year old eligibility requirement. By appointing Earl Warren, who incidentally wasn't even a lawyer, to the Supreme Court opened the liberal's cause for unrestricted abortion even in the 9th month by the court's deciding the case Roe vs. Wade. As head of the Warren Commission's mishandling of the murder of Kennedy, the nation was blinded to the intrigue which still percolates today. By incorporating the Atomic Energy Commission within the egis of the United Nations, Eisenhower added one more quiver to lock in the nation subject to U.N control and loss of U.S. sovereignty. In his role of being a conciliator, he was aided by then Senator Lyndon Johnson, of Texas, the Democratic majority leader of the Senate.

At the request of President Eisenhower, Congress, in 1957, approved which came to be called the Eisenhower Doctrine which allowed the President to use armed force to aid any nation or group of nations "requesting assistance against armed aggression from any country controlled by international communism." This Doctrine opened wide the door that Teddy A point not forgotten by JP Joseph P Kennedy who provided this advice in seminars with his children. Roosevelt, Wilson and Delano Roosevelt only partially cracked that lead our country into the imbroglio we find ourselves today.

Ike was distressed that John Kennedy beat out Richard Nixon which he supported as his successor.

In his final address to the nation he warned us: "In the councils of government, we must guard against the unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by military-industrial complex. You must not fail to comprehend its grave implications..." It appears that there was a serious gap between the Eisenhower Doctrine and his warning which actually promoted the implications of which he warned.


Patrick Kennedy died in 1858. He was the grandfather of Joseph P. Kennedy who was the father of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The legacy of politics of the Kennedy's began when Patrick Joseph Kennedy arrive from Ireland, a dirt poor Roman Catholic, near starving as a steerage passenger along with hundreds of other immigrants fleeing from Ireland's potato famine. He suffered in the hold of the ship where over 20 percent of the miserable wretches died due to lack of sanitation, excrement, filth, heat and lack of ventilation. As a trained coopersmith (a maker of wooden barrels) he found work at twice the pay of those unskilled workers. He married Mary Augusta Hickey December 8, 1856, they had four children; one boy died from Cholera, at age 1 year 3 months. His two remaining daughters had several children and thus the name of Kennedy became legendary because of the prolific birthing of their progeny whose mother singlehandedly supported her brood by self help and acumen in creating a business.

P.J. Kennedy (Patrick Joseph Kennedy, father of Joseph Patrick Kennedy was called PJ so as not to be confused with his father who was the son of Patrick Kennedy. PJ saved his meager earning enough to start his own business by buying a saloon, then a second saloon, and then a third bar and then a whisky importing business. By the time he died in 1929, PJ held interest in a coal company and a substantial amount of stock in a bank, the Columbia Trust Company. Beginning in 1884, he served 5 one year terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives followed on by three two year terms in the Massachusetts Senate. After leaving the Senate, (1895) he spent his political career as an appointed elections commissioner, an appointed fire commissioner, as the backroom Boss of Boston's Ward Number Two and a member of the Democrat Party's board of Strategy. Reference: (Wikipedia J Kennedy)

This experience served as power broker and from it his dictum that it's better to be behind the scene than being an actual candidate. That's where the power lies.

The embodiment of political sophistry was on John F. Kennedy's mothers side. It was "Sunny" Fitzsimmons, the mayor of Boston and father of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. He created a political legacy which got its roots as a ward healer that enabled him to control votes in his district. He was known as one who knew how to use his position throughout his political career from a poor Irish Catholic to a very wealthy politician who nearly landed in the slammer for his manipulation of city funds.

With the legacy of his moderately wealthy father Joseph P Kennedy didn't need to struggle to obtain an education in the best private schools and a degree from Harvard University. Although his academic grades were passing, he received Ds and no As, but had a natural ability as an athlete and a wizard with numbers to a point that he later became a bank examiner, a manager of a shipbuilding company, a part of U.S. Steel and its president Charles Schwab. He also became close friends with the president of the Hurst newspaper chain. He was a risk taker who delved in several enterprises simultaneously in real estate, banking, the stock exchange, and as president of a company that specialized in advising wealthy clients on investments.

He also ventured into movie making and later a promoter of media enterprises. His rule was never to invest using his own money, but borrowed what today would be considered reckless. He worked day and night directing three companies simultaneously involving hedging his loans... using one loan to pay interest on another. He became a legend as a dynamic promoter and expert manager that finally made him a multimillionaire.

President Roosevelt appointed him head of the Securities Exchange Commission where he made major changes to correct the very means that allowed him to make millions through insider trading use what was legally allowed before he changed the regulations.

As ambassador to the Court of St. James, although Franklyn harbored doubts in appointing him because of Joe's propensity to blatantly and forthrightly give his own honest opinion and not the State Department and then did what was political suicide by supporting Lord Chamberlin, the King's Foreign Secretary of State who in 1938 was making peace overtures to Hitler believing a war against Germany was unwinnable. Roosevelt isolated his ambassador to Great Britain from all dealings within the administration that was in the planning stage to support Britain with weapons and war materials including ships. Roosevelt's reelection to a third term was pending and Roosevelt lied to his ambassador along with isolating him since he was afraid by firing him for he would lose a majority of the Republican votes who opposed war and who acknowledged Kennedy's warning that war would bring a sea change to capitalism as they know it. It was Winston Churchill who kept an open door to JP and allowed him to see all the dispatches he had with the president which resulted in Kennedy's total distrust in Roosevelt that fed his rage. He particularly hated that Wild Bill Donavan (1st Director of the CIA) and three top generals were in contacted with their counterparts in meetings in London at number 2 Downing St. without his knowledge. Yet, he went along with the president, because he thought Wendell Willkie was the Republican's poor choice as a leader during a possible war. After the election, he resigned his ambassador's position with the anxious approval of the president.

JP's character was complex as were his morals. He would go to confession in the morning and romp with showgirls at night - an indication of equivocating ethics and a character morally flawed and to win at any cost or expense to best lesser astute competitors, a quirk to justify his thirst for wealth using a rapacious form of mercantile combat. Evidently, his sons John F Kennedy and Robert followed their father's quirky moral problem involving women and the use of unprincipled election tactics. JP didn't drink or smoke and besides his philandering, he managed to sire nine children and provide Rose, his wife, with servants, great vacations and luxurious quarters for being a saintly mother, who left him independent and unquestioned.

The one goal of JP was to insure that his family would never be in want for funds and instituted and carried out a rule for his brood to be involved in politics. They were molded for this goal from birth. The purpose was so they could use their wealth to benefit society through the Democrat Party and would not be burdened to earn a living but to be educated and fit for governance. Joseph P. Kenned Jr., the eldest son of JP was crafted politically to be the future president. Unfortunately, Joe was killed in an airplane accident in 1944 and Jack was therefore next in line for the top job in government. The tragedy is, as if preordained, Jack Kennedy's son was born within days of his father's election as U.S. President. On July 16, 1999, 38 years later, John Bouvier Kennedy died in an aircraft accident. At the time, the remaining Kennedy clan was making plans to promote him as the likely presidential candidate.

The Presidency

John F. Kennedy won in an extremely close race against Richard Nixon and even though he was favored by nearly 100% by the Democrat voters, the Republicans were equally behind their party's candidate. What was needed to go over the top was an auxiliary team and Jack and his brother Robert used the tactics of his grandfather, Sunny Fitz. He already had close contacts with those within Massachusetts' Democrat ward-healing manipulators that could elect a ham sandwich by using the dead and the mentally dead sycophants by tossing a coin or two toward them to vote the Party's way. But that was not enough to swing the key central and western states in the left's direction. He needed votes beyond the normal influence of wealthy West Coast Democrat contributors, they used links with crooked politicians. links to the Italian, Sicilian and Jewish mob bosses. The Kennedy brothers used promised lures such as a much loosened oversight of the mobs nefarious activities. They were encouraged to provide their tactics by top mob bosses Marcello and Mayer Lansky of the Israeli Mafia who was interested in continued open funding by congress to benefit Israeli interests.

During his first several months in office Kennedy sent many messages to Congress outlining in detail the legislation that he wanted to carry out his "New Frontier" program. However, the eighty-seventh Congress was slow to act, and a coalition of conservative Democrats and Republicans blocked the passage of many of his proposals. However, the "Peace Corps" to help foreign lands to meet their most urgent needs was passed by Congress which became the Kennedy administration's most successful achievements.

The next month Kennedy suffered his greatest defeat in foreign relations. On April 17, an army of Cuban exiles attempted to invade Cuba to overthrow the government of dictator Fidel Castro. The exiles had been trained by the CIA, but the attempt failed miserably with more than a thousand exiles taken prisoner. The project had been started under the Eisenhower administration.

In 1961, a new Kennedy-sponsored foreign aid program to Latin America was launched under the name "Alliance for Progress." the program called for a ten year plan to develop resources of Latin American countries.

In Europe, relations with Russia continued to deteriorate. Kennedy flew to Vienna in June 1961 to confer for two days with Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev about Russian threats that Communist East Germany would be given supply routes to West Berlin. No agreements were reached at the meeting. In August the Soviets build the Berlin Wall separating East Berlin from West Berlin to prevent East Berliners escaping to West Berlin.

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Because the economy after his first year in office was on the high road of recovery and the minimum wage was raised to $1.25 an hour. He was given new powers by congress to reduce tariffs. Defense spending had been increased, and a number of nuclear submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles had been expanded. Even though the Congress won the mid-term, Kennedy had difficulty getting Congress to go along with his proposals for major domestic legislation.

Kennedy won great praise for his handling the missile crisis over Cuba in 1962 that came close to starting World War III.

From 1961 and into 1963 he experience racial tension and crisis. Kennedy promised to put a man on the moon in that decade.

Once in office, both he and his brother reneged on their promises to the Mafia.

Next: Part 8, the Assassination and the dark conspiracy.

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The "Curmudgeon," Joseph H. Kress, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) obtain a B.S. in Business Administration, with a major in economics and minor in accounting.

He served in England and Viet Nam where he received the Bronze Star during the TET Offensive, then he was appointed Chief of Supply for two state-side assignments; the DOD's Defense Disposal Agency where he was chief of disposal operations for all of Southeast Asia, based at CINCPAC Headquarters in Hawaii. He retired from Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio as chief of supply with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 52, and now he and his wife reside in Summerville, S.C.

Since leaving the military, he was involved in political campaigns, writing articles for the local papers, and as a realtor.





John F. Kennedy won in an extremely close race against Richard Nixon and even though he was favored by nearly 100% by the Democrat voters, the Republicans were equally behind their party's candidate.