Karl Golovin says the way to honor JFK on his birthday May 29 is to:
“peaceably and simultaneously assemble in communities across the U.S. and world, but especially on the public terraces of The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., petitioning by your presence for: 1) Immediate release, in full, of all still secret assassination-related records; 2) Reining in of the CIA to its original, intelligence-only mandate; 3) Establishment of a specific date for annual, global recognition of John Kennedy’s life by vigilance in ending the intimidation of government secrecy and the violence it perpetuates, shining the light of transparency in governments everywhere.”
Golovin is calling for a gathering at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts here in Washington tomorrow, May 29, to publicize these demands.
I’m going to go, despite my reservations about Golovin: the imagery of JFK with a band-aid on his head is offensive; his 9/11 conspiracy theories are not offensive, just lame; and his refusal to work with like-minded people is self-defeating. He’s an amateur in the best and worst senses of the word.
But on the core question of secret JFK records, Golovin’s demands are reasonable and his insistence on action is admirable. I can attest from personal experience that “working within the system” to achieve full JFK disclosure isn’t working.
We need to do more and his gathering is a start.