For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Thus spake our XXXVth
president, quoted by The Happy Wanderer
, who posts the audio link and a more extensive quote — My favorite JFK Speech of all
Labels: American History, America the Beautiful, Conspiracy Analysis, Novus Ordo Seclorum