The tumultuous history of the 1960s is set against a backdrop of the escalating Vietnam War and Cold War tensions.
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and again in 1962.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
My earliest recollection of this history is the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas while riding in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
From there on in the 1960s became a cavalcade of events eagerly reported by the media.
Many of these historical events [too numerous to list] were serious.
Others were entertaining distractions.
The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s, when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States, and significant to rising “counterculture” on both sides of the Atlantic.
On January 3, 1964, The Jack Paar Program ran Beatles concert footage licensed from the BBC “as a joke,” but it was watched by 30 million viewers. While this piece was largely forgotten, Beatles producer George Martin has said it “aroused the kids’ curiosity”.
Malcolm X (1925–1965) was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when someone in the 400-person audience yelled, “Nigger! Get your hand outta my pocket!”.
As Malcolm X and his bodyguards tried to quell the disturbance, a man rushed forward and shot him once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun and two other men charged the stage firing semi-automatic handguns.
The autopsy identified 21 gunshot wounds to the chest, left shoulder, arms and legs, including ten buckshot wounds from the initial shotgun blast.
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery.
The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression, and were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the American South.
The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement that took place in China from 1966 until 1976. Set into motion by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to preserve ‘true’ Communist ideology in the country by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society, and to re-impose Maoist thought as the dominant ideology within the Party. The Revolution marked the return of Mao Zedong to a position of power after the Great Leap Forward. The movement paralyzed China politically and negatively affected the country’s economy and society to a significant degree.
The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco‘s neighborhood Haight-Ashbury.
Although hippies also gathered in many other places in the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco was at that time the most publicized location for hippie fashions.
The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II.
It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21 August 1968 when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms.
Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
The Northern summer of 1969 was especially memorable.
The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.
The Tate murders were the notorious and brutal killings of five people by members of the Manson Family on August 8, 1969.
Four members of the family invaded the home of married celebrity couple, actress Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles.
They murdered Tate (who was eight months pregnant), along with three friends who were visiting at the time, and an 18-year-old visitor, who was slain as he was departing the home.
Polanski was not present on the night of the murders as he was working on a film in Europe.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair – informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock – was a music festival attracting an audience of over 400,000 people, scheduled over three days on a dairy farm in New York from August 15 to 17, 1969, but ultimately ran four days long, ending August 18, 1969.
Although in September 1969 John Lennon privately informed the other Beatles that he was leaving the group, there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up until Paul McCartney announced on 10 April 1970 he was leaving the Beatles.
If you lived through the 1960s many of these storylines are imprinted in your memory.
However, the narratives associated with these events were constructed and reported long before the phrases Psychological Operations, False Flag, Fake News, De Facto One-Party State and Deep State had entered into [fairly] common usage.
Psychological operations (PSYOP) are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
The purpose of United States psychological operations is to induce or reinforce behavior favorable to U.S. objectives.
The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.
Fake news is a type of yellow journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.
Sometimes the term de facto one-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system that, unlike the one-party state, allows (at least nominally) democratic multiparty elections, but the existing practices or balance of political power effectively prevent the opposition from winning the elections.
The concept of a deep state claims that there exists a coordinated effort by career government employees and others to influence state policy without regard for democratically elected leadership.
Additionally, these historical narratives were also written long before the phrases Lookout Mountain, Operation Chaos, Operation Mockingbird, Operation Bloodstone, Operation Northwoods, Operation Paperclip and Operation Gladio had entered the general public domain.
Lookout Mountain Air Force Station (LMAFS) is a former defense site which today is a private residence in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
The USAF military installation produced motion pictures and still photographs for the United States Department of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1947–1969.
Operation CHAOS or Operation MHCHAOS was the code name for an American domestic espionage project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1967 to 1974, established by President Johnson and expanded under President Nixon, whose mission was to uncover possible foreign influence on domestic race, anti-war and other protest movements.
Operation Mockingbird was allegedly a large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early 1950s and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes.
Operation Bloodstone was a covert operation whereby the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sought out Nazis and collaborators living in Soviet-controlled areas, to work undercover for U.S. intelligence inside of the Soviet Union, Latin America, and Canada, as well as domestically within the United States.
Operation Northwoods was a proposed false flag operation against the Cuban government, that originated within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962.
Operation Paperclip was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians, such as Wernher von Braun and his V-2 rocket team, were recruited in post-Nazi Germany and taken to the U.S. for government employment, at the end of World War II; many were members and some were leaders of the Nazi Party.
Operation Gladio is the codename for a clandestine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) “stay-behind” operation in Italy during the Cold War. Its purpose was to prepare for, and implement, armed resistance in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that researchers like Miles Mathis have begun to analyse many of these interconnected narratives from the 1960s.
Those living through the events of 1969 didn’t have any hindsight on the current politics, but those of us looking back from the year 2012 do.
We don’t just see effects, we see causes.
From this distance, we can see patterns they couldn’t see back then.
To start with, the hippie movement was peaking at that time.
The Monterey Pop Festival had been in the summer of 1967, and Woodstock would happen just one week after the alleged Tate murders.
The alleged Tate murders were on August 9 and Woodstock would open August 15.
Right now you will say yes, but by the end of this paper you will probably say no.
It is also worth remembering that People’s Park at the University of Berkeley, California, opened in April of 1969.
Although the primary use of the park was as a makeshift public garden, it was also used for anti-war speeches and gatherings.
Due to the rising success of these speeches, Governor Ronald Reagan in May ordered the park closed and sent in the National Guard.
Over 800 police and guards – given permission by chief of staff Ed Meese to use whatever force was necessary – attacked about 6,000 unarmed protesters, firing live rounds at them.
One person was killed, one permanently blinded by buckshot, and hundreds injured.
Although the University and the city of Berkeley were now on the side of the protesters, Reagan declared a state of emergency and sent in 2,700 more National Guards.
Many more anti-war protesters were arrested as the city was under a state of siege by its own government.
Reagan showed no remorse in defending his actions, and he even passed off the killing of the student on that Bloody Thursday as necessary.
On the anniversary of the event in May, 1970, he said, “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement.”
He was also talking about events the week before, since Bloody Thursday was just a precursor to the May 4, 1970, Massacre at Kent State University, where 4 unarmed students were killed and 9 wounded by the Ohio National Guard.
Four days later eleven people were bayoneted at the University of New Mexico by the National Guard.
And seven days after that 2 students were killed and 12 injured by police at Jackson State College in Mississippi.
These deaths and injuries led to a nationwide strike of over 4 million college students, with more than 900 colleges closing.
Reagan wasn’t the only one crying “no appeasement.”
In a televised speech that month, Nixon blamed the deaths and woundings on the students.
The Tate Murders were a False Flag – Miles Mathis
If you are looking for an introduction to the revisionist narratives produced by Miles Mathis then I would personally recommend his analysis of The Tate Murders.
He has a very sharp mind and an excellent eye for photographic detail [aka anomalies].
You don’t have to agree with everything [or anything] he writes.
But you’ll probably find many of his insights surprising and thought provoking.
Before I start, let me say two things.
One, we will have to study the crime scene photographs of Sharon Tate, but I will make it as easy on you as possible.
They aren’t what you think anyway.
I was apprehensive when I clicked on them for the first time, but I was very surprised.
They aren’t at all what we have been led to believe.
Even so, I will lead you in slowly, making a strong case that they are fake before you even take a look.
By the time we get there, you will already be pretty sure they aren’t what they are supposed to be, and you won’t be afraid to look at them.
Two, I will also prepare your mind and eyes by making it clear why the murders needed to be faked.
It will be much easier for a reader to understand how they were faked once he or she understands why they were faked.
The Tate Murders were a False Flag – Miles Mathis
“Helter Skelter” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released in 1968 on their self-titled double album, often known as “the White Album”.
Charles Manson told his followers that several White Album songs including “Helter Skelter” were a part of the Beatles’ coded prophecy of an apocalyptic war in which racist and non-racist whites would be manoeuvred into virtually exterminating each other over the treatment of blacks.
One of the more celebrated characters to emerge in the 1960s was Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, painter, and writer.
He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant “voice of a generation” with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind”  and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” , which became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement.
Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone”, recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.
Some have wondered whether Bob Dylan is really a “jester”.
In 2017, Bob Dylan was asked about how he was referenced in the song.
“A jester? Sure, the jester writes songs like ‘Masters of War,’ ‘A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,’ ‘It’s Alright, Ma’ – some jester.
I have to think he’s talking about somebody else. Ask him.”
Others have wondered whether Bob Dylan truly deserved a Nobel prize for literature.
Note: I am assured this lecture [with plinky plonky piano] is genuine.
While Miles Mathis wonders who wrote the lyrics.
I also own several of Dylan’s early records.
I thought a lot of the lyrics were brilliant and I still do.
I no longer believe Dylan wrote them, but that doesn’t change my opinion of the lyrics.
Bob Dylan – Miles Mathis