Sunday, December 31, 2006

Pres. John F Kennedy on secret societies etc

JFK Speech on Secret Societies and Freedom of the Press is audio of a speech JFK gave to a meeting of news editors. He's talking about the dangers of secret societies, the dangers of secret justice, the value of government transparency, etc.

The person who did this video married the audio with pictures from todays scary situation, our government is practicing secret justice and more. JFK extolls the value of criticism of official actions, while the Bush administration slams those who give criticism.

One questionable thing about this video is the choice of images. By juxtaposing images of the Nazi Germany regime with images from the Bush administration, the maker of the video is sending a clear message about his or her opinion. That they want us to equate the Bush Administration with Hitlers Nazi regime. It's worth considering whether that's a fair comparison.