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FTR #626 Interview with Paris Flammonde: “A Whole New Form of Government”

Recorded February 24, 2008
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In this program, Mr. Emory and author and radio producer Paris Flammonde ruminate about the political effects of the Kennedy assassination and the America that evolved out of that event. The title of the broadcast is taken from Jack Ruby’s interview with the Warren Commission, in which he observed that “A whole new form of government’s going to take over this country . . .” (For more about this topic, see FTR#579.) That new form of government is—to make a long story short—fascism. Mssrs. Flammonde and Emory discussed a number of ways in which American domestic and foreign policy have changed: the elimination of habeas corpus; the stationing of massive numbers of troops around the world; the erosion of democracy and American political process and a legacy of corruption that defies both effective judicial action and viable journalistic investigation.

Program Highlights Include: Review of Kennedy’s attempts to withdraw the U.S. from Vietnam; review of Kennedy’s attempts at effecting a diplomatic rapprochement with Cuba; discussion of the role of the oil industry and the Hunt family in particular in Kennedy’s assassination; discussion of Kennedy’s attempts at eliminating the oil depletion allowance; a tribute to the first generation of Kennedy assassination researchers and investigators.

1. In this program, Mr. Emory and author and radio producer Paris Flammonde ruminate about the political effects of the Kennedy assassination and the America that evolved out of that event. The title of the broadcast is taken from Jack Ruby’s interview with the Warren Commission, in which he observed that “A whole new form of government’s going to take over this country . . .” (For more about this topic, see FTR#579.) That new form of government is—to make a long story short—fascism. Mssrs. Flammonde and Emory discussed a number of ways in which American domestic and foreign policy have changed: the elimination of habeas corpus; the stationing of massive numbers of troops around the world; the erosion of democracy and American political process and a legacy of corruption that defies both effective judicial action and viable journalistic investigation.

2. Short term domestic and foreign policy changes stemming from the Kennedy assassination include: the cancellation of Kennedy’s plan to withdraw from Vietnam; an effort at détente with the former Soviet Union; cancellation of Kennedy’s diplomatic effort aimed at normalizing relations with Castro’s Cuba and, of course, a change in the 1964 electoral landscape.

3. One of the most important of Kennedy’s domestic initiatives to be destroyed by his murder was his plan to cancel the oil depletion allowance—a major tax loophole exploited by Big Oil to the detriment of the society as a whole. Mssrs. Emory and Flammonde highlight the role of powerful independent oil men in the assassination. The powerful Hunt family was deeply involved in the assassination of President Kennedy. As noted by Mr. Emory, the Hunt family figures in some of the conspiratorial power politics manifesting itself on the very troubled “oiled waters” flowing through the contemporary political landscape. As noted in FTR#’s 513, 556, 611, the Hunt family and associates figure prominently in the events in and around the Bank al-Taqwa milieu, as well as in the petroleum landscape around the Iraq war.

4. One of the major goals of Mr. Flammonde’s formidable tomes and one of the major goals of Mr. Emory’s interviews with Paris is to commemorate the original generation of JFK assassination researchers. Men like Bernard “Bud” Fensterwald, Harold Weisberg, Penn Jones, Joachim Joesten, Seth Cantor and the other authors and investigators were peers of Mr. Flammonde and they—along with Paris—inspired and informed Mr. Emory’s work. For more about Paris and his work, see FTR#’s 619, 620, 621, as well as “The Guns of November, Part IV.”

5. Paris’ four-volume set can be obtained from Scanuscription; Tarot; RR 6, Box 6199; Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Visit the website at: www.assassinationofamerica.com. Paris can be reached at: flammonde@assassinationofamerica.com.

6. Two video productions are being generated by a couple of documentary filmmakers. One is a DVD of a three-lecture series called “The First Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Relationship Between Fascism and Religion.” In addition, there will soon be a documentary about Mr. Emory, titled “The Anti-Fascist.” For more about this project, visit TheAntiFascist.com.

Discussion

One comment for “FTR #626 Interview with Paris Flammonde: “A Whole New Form of Government””

  1. I have always been shocked and deeply
    intrigued by Warren’s outright
    lack of concern and surprise by
    Mr. Ruby’s statements and Ruby’s
    state of mind…Perhaps it is Mr.
    Warren’s state of mind that we should have concerned us. Here is the man who was, supposedly, been given tacit and expressed leadership in investigating the JFK assassination. I feel that when
    the Supreme Court Justice was visiting Ruby in his (Ruby’s) jail
    cell or an adjoining room, perhaps Warren himself may have been set up
    to actually hear Ruby plead with him, literally beg him to take him
    to Washington!!!! It is highly indicative that at one point Warren
    response to Ruby, “you know what is at stake here…”(para-phrase) intersting…is that a question, a statement or an actual
    acknowledgement as to what “really is at stake”… At another point
    The Supreme Court Justice waves off
    Ruby and tells him that he can’t take him (Ruby) to DC. This was the
    SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OF THE UNITED
    STATES!!! I am sure some filing or procedure could have enacted Warren
    to have Ruby (at least on limited
    basis) taken to DC. Make no mistake
    Warren was working for LBJ, and that is the veil that most people
    fail to recognize…Warren was appointed to “ordain” and “annoint” Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone and
    sole assassin of JFK. Warren must
    have felt, after seeing Ruby,(“what
    on Earth was I doing here? who’s
    idea was it for me to see Ruby?)
    This was way too much for Warren
    to hear, directly and in the same
    room (!) see and hear Ruby plead
    & beg him to save and help and transfer him, the man who killed LHO !!! What does this tell you???
    A major sham is being put in-place
    and Warren realizes that Ruby knows
    a portion of the plot, (ruby) knows several of the mobsters that were involved and most assuredly some
    who had direct links to LBJ, anti-
    JFK business men, not to mention
    CIA and/or military assets/agents.
    (Dallas-NewOrleans-Miami links…)
    Besides RFK, who knew what closets
    to look in, Ruby could have opened
    a few himself if given the opportunity. Warren denied Ruby
    that chance…as Warren said
    in so many words, “The stakes here…” Combine Ruby’s pleas with
    Warren’s inactions….and that opens a vast portal and avenue of
    investigation itself. If anybody at this point who can’t or who refuses to believe that some type (some-type???) of criminal enterprise
    (oh God ! a conspiracy) resulted
    in the murder of the 35th President
    of The United States is either
    ignorant of the facts, a buffoon,
    or intellectually challenged…
    Imagine what was going thru
    Warren’s mind (with all that legal
    & investigative training & experience-not to mention his own pol. and legal connections) listening to Ruby pleas. Think
    about this !!! Part of him (Warren) while walking out that
    Dallas Jail House must have been
    “sweating his pants), as in
    “get me out of here”. I’m sure Warren felt safe back in DC. or so he thought. He never gave Ruby that feeling. HEAR EVIL, SEE NO EVIL…
    LBJ probably loved “watching” and
    hearing about Warren squirming”
    during and after the existence of the WC.
    Regards,
    David T. Krall
    truthatlarge@hotmail.com

    Posted by David T. Krall | May 26, 2013, 8:54 pm

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