The Camelot fraud
By Bruce Walker
We are coming up fast on the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. While it is good and proper to respectfully note the assassination of any political leader in America, the establishment Left in America has tried since November 1963 to bleat, blame and badger their countrymen into accepting the false notion that Kennedy was a great president or, indeed, a good man. The assassination of his brother five years later magnified this theme. What is the truth about JFK? How ought we to view this president in the light of what we know now? Kennedy was handsome and glib. His wife, Jackie, was beautiful.
Every new revelation about JFK since his death makes him look worse. Consider his military career. PT boats were small, fast and nimble. Any competent skipper would have used these advantages, but Kennedy managed the remarkable feat of being the only PT skipper in the Second World War to have his boat rammed. If his name had not been "Kennedy," he might have face court martial instead of glory.
His political career was greased by Papa Joe, who had built up a fortune selling short during the Depression (gambling that stocks would drop in value), bootlegging booze with crime boss Frank Costello, and creating a corrupt political machine which stole the West Virginia Democrat primary from Humphrey and carried Illinois in the general election by winning every graveyard in Chicago by a landslide.
Much of the muck of Kennedy was concealed by those who knew the truth and no establishment reporter exercised much energy trying to dig up Kennedy scandals. Kennedy was addicted to meth and that his behavior bordered on the psychotic as times the New York Post reported recently.
About his sordid sex life, the putrescence began to ooze out decades ago. We learned in 1976 that Kennedy and Giancana had sex with the same woman, Judith Exner. Then in 1988 Exner, dying of cancer, revealed that she had carried messages back and forth between the mob and President Kennedy. About the time the Exner story broke in the 1970s, America learned that President Kennedy was he a serial adulterer and that both he and RFK had sex with Marilyn Monroe, which in light of her suicide makes their roles particularly malodorous.
Worse, we learned last year that Kennedy, when he was president, "asked" a 19 year old intern, Mimi Beardsley, to have sex with him and this continued for quite awhile. JFK even tried to persuade her to perform oral sex on Teddy Kennedy, which Mimi refused. Unlike Exner and Monroe, Beardsley was a particularly innocent and naïve girl, who had not even been told the facts of life by her mother yet. Not only did JFK have sex with this young woman, but he tried to get her to take drugs with him as well.
Very recently another dark and creepy side to our King of Camelot emerged: JFK seems enamored with Nazism. When he visited Nazi Germany before the war, his diary, which is just now being made public, includes these sorts of entries: "I have come to the conclusion that fascism is right for Germany and Italy….The Germans are really too good – that's why people conspire against them."
Worse, much worse, was what Kennedy wrote in his diary after the war ended. He was then a twenty year old veteran. The free world had seen in film the depths of Hell which Hitler created in his system of camps. The diabolical nature of Nazism was clear to every honest soul.
So what did JFK record after the war in 1945 when he visited the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's Bavarian alpine palace? Kennedy wrote then that: "Hitler will emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures that every lived. There is something mysterious about the way he lived and died which will outlive him and continue to flourish."
Does this sound like a great president? Does it even sound like a decent human being? No. This sounds like the behavior we would expect from the brother of Teddy Kennedy - who was kicked out of college for cheating; who committed vehicular homicide with Kopeckne; and who secretly went to Moscow before the 1984 election to conspire how to defeat Reagan for reelection.
What was the Kennedy Camelot, then? It was a carefully craft fraud on the American people: the Camelot Fraud.
Bruce Walker is the author of book Poor Lenin's Almanac: Perverse Leftists Proverbs for Modern Life and a contributing editor to Enter Stage Right.