By Catherine Austin Fitts
I was standing in the subway station in Philadelphia when I heard the news. “The President has been shot.” My first thought was the same as millions of people around the world. “They killed him.” The grief that day was unbearable. Camelot had come to a sudden, brutish end.
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of that day. A president who was leading a profound change was replaced by public execution in an invisible coup d’etat.
This Thursday we will post my interview with author Peter Janney about the Presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and what it means to the state of the state today.
If I could read only one book on those times, it would be Peter’s Mary’s Mosaic. Peter’s history centers around Kennedy’s lover and confidante, Mary Meyer, who was assassinated after Kennedy. It reflects a deep understanding of the policy tensions in the Administration that resulted in the decision to remove Kennedy from the Presidency by force.
Peter’s story is an intimate one. His father was a member of the intelligence community. Through personal and family relationships, Janney describes the intimate betrayals that occurred at the highest levels of government and Washington society, between colleagues and within families. His authorship is a hero’s journey. He “comes clean” as he faces the threads of corruption that run through his personal history — as we all ultimately must do if we are to find true solutions to the ills that beset us.
In Money & Markets, I will cover the latest developments in geopolitics and the financial markets. Post your questions for Ask Catherine on the blog.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Thirteen Days, the 2000 docudrama about the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Prepare to stay on the edge of your seats as President Kennedy and his “Irish Mafia,” brother Bobbie and top aide Kenneth O’Donnell, maneuver through the Russian build up on Cuba after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. We reviewed this one on The Solari Report once before. We present it again, as it is recommended for those who would like a highly entertaining review of the tensions leading up to Kennedy’s assassination.
Talk to you Thursday!