WHO SAID THE QUOTATIONS YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ:
John F. Kennedy wrote the following in his journals about his three visits to Nazi Germany: first, in 1937 (two years before World War II broke out), then again in 1939 (the year the war broke out), and finally, in 1945 (immediately after the war ended).
WHAT ARE THE REPUTABLE SOURCES BACKING UP THE QUOTATIONS I AM ABOUT TO SHARE WITH YOU:
- JFK Library (The only one necessary). Click on the Diary, then push the ‘right arrow’ 72 times to see the first entry for August 3, 1937. It’s hard to read, but you can clearly see the words. The other entries follow that first one.
- Secondary Sources: The Daily Caller, The Independent (UK Paper), The Belfast Telegraph, Biography.com, CBS News, Time Magazine, NY Daily News, NewsMax, Irish Central, Yahoo!, Hindustan Times, Washington Times, The Big Lie, a book by Dinesh D’Souza
I went to the JFK Library and read the journal entries direct from the source, and transcribed and reproduced what I found below. The source I have discovered is cited nowhere else on the internet (even in the sources above). During my research, I was surprised to discover that nearly every person on the internet got the quotations wrong, ignored one of the most damning quotations, changed Kennedy’s words, left out relevant parts, or tried to hide the truth by only sharing selective portions of the journal. The primary source I cite is the JFK Library, because on this matter, there is no better source. What follows are verbatim quotations from JFK’s journals. For any naysayers who won’t actually visit the JFK library to verify, full screenshots of each journal entry page I cite can be found at the way bottom, showing the URL for the JFK Library in the browser window.
SO WHAT DID KENNEDY SAY?
- Exhibit A:
“[I] went on to [Peacorys…???] since then, and have come to the decision that fascism is right for Germany and Italy, communism for Russia, and democracy for America & England (1937)…” – JFK, August 3, 1937 in Milan, Italy
Above is the actual journal entry I found, direct from the JFK Library. It’s hard to read, but you will see that it matches my transcription verbatim.
The media on the right have never shared this with the world because it appears most journalists have not been able to find Kennedy’s journals to see the proof firsthand, under the impression that the journals were put up for auction. The media on the left have never shared it because if widely disseminated, it tarnishes Kennedy’s reputation greatly. Well, I have found the primary source, deciphered his writing, and verified it all firsthand right on the JFK Library website itself.
2. But there is more that the fake news does not want you to see. JFK’s journal entries from his own hand go on as follows:
“We then returned to Rome – and had dinner at [Galezzi’s?]. He gave me gin & a talk about the virtues of fascism and it really seemed to have its points, especially the cooperative system which seems quite an interesting step forward.” JFK, August 7, 1937 in Rome, Italy
Don’t believe me? Scroll down a few inches. I found that entry (photographed below verbatim) directly on the JFK Library–and one that you won’t find ANYWHERE else on the internet. You read it first here, at the divisive truth. Wanna read the whole page for yourself? Scroll to the bottom of this post. Or, go directly to the library. Once in the diary, push the right arrow 80 times to the right to find it. August 7th. Feel free to follow along with my transcription above:
Interesting stuff. Looks like fascism isn’t so “right-wing” after all.
3. Here’s another JFK quotation, same source:
“All the [?] are very attractive, showing that the Nordic races certainly seem superior to the Latins. The Germans really are too good–it makes people gang against them for protection.” – JFK, August 21, 1937 in Wortenberg/Cologne, Germany
4. Finally, in 1945, after the war was over, Kennedy want back to Germany. This time he said:
“Anyone who has visited these places can imagine how in a few years, Hitler will emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures ever to have lived. There was something mysterious about the way he lived and died which will outlive him and continue to flourish. He was made of the stuff of legends.” JFK, 1945, Germany
I do not have access to Kennedy’s 1945 journals at this time, but EVERY one of the secondary sources above (even the notoriously left CBS, NY Daily News, and the Washington Times) acknowledge that he said these very words.
DIVISIVE TRUTH: So let me get this straight, Mr. Kennedy: the Aryans are superior to the “Latins”, i.e. Italians and Spanish?
KENNEDY: Isn’t it evident?
DIVISIVE TRUTH: You find virtues in fascism?
KENNEDY: Don’t you?
DIVISIVE TRUTH: The world ganged against the Germans because the world was jealous of them?
KENNEDY: Well, don’t we all wish we were Aryan?
DIVISIVE TRUTH: Okay, changing gears. You believe that Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him?
KENNEDY: Absolutely! It’s all a big misunderstanding.
DIVISIVE TRUTH: And within a few years?
KENNEDY: Give or take. People have short memories.
DIVISIVE TRUTH: But what about the holocaust?
KENNEDY: Hey, come on, let’s not focus on the bad, okay? By 1950, he’ll be remembered as—
DIVISIVE TRUTH: Let me guess. A legend?
KENNEDY: Yes! Exactly! So we do see eye to eye!
DIVISIVE TRUTH: Okkkkaaayyy Weirdo! So what are your plans now?
KENNEDY: I’m thinking of running for President of the United States one of these days. Gonna see about putting this European experiment to work in America! Whatcha think?
And END SCENE!
For argument’s sake, let’s consider for a moment only Kennedy’s 1937 beliefs. In this case, maybe we can forgive his startling views. Why? Well, surely anyone would have changed his views on fascism and Hitler by war’s end, right?
Noperama! Kennedy defended Hitler even in 1945.
Some people from the secondary sources cited above try to defend Kennedy, saying that Kennedy was merely writing ‘as a historian’. Okay, let’s say he was. In that case, he’s a very disturbed historian who failed to recognize the evil that was 1937 Hitler before the war and who also failed to recognize the evil that still was Hitler after war’s end.
While Kennedy apparently tried to distance himself from and qualify his own statements later, I personally find the backtracking suspicious. Kennedy knew full well about the horrors of the holocaust perpetuated at the hands of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and yet… in 1945, Kennedy still chose to call Hitler a legend who will be forgiven in time. There is no defending that–ever–particularly when taken in the context of the other three journal entries from 1937 (which all liberals refuse to discuss, because they are damning).
Bottom line: Kennedy saw the virtues of fascism. He didn’t think Hitler was that bad a guy. Hitler was in fact a legend apparently! Kennedy’s political affiliation? Let’s make it clear: a democrat.
You be the judge.
AS PROMISED, HERE ARE THE THREE FULL PAGE SCREENSHOTS FROM THE KENNEDY LIBRARY. TO READ THE ENTIRE JOURNAL, VISIT THE JFK Library. HIS HANDWRITING IS MESSY, BUT THE MORE YOU READ, THE EASIER IT WILL BECOME.
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