The John F. Kennedy assassination has been a true turning point in the history of the United States. It has been one of the most controversial events in the US history. Since his death, there have been many research and reports that have tried to unveil the cause of his death. Independent research and evidence prove that very powerful turbulent forces within the government and some elements of the CIA were directly involved in JFK's assassination (Mellen, 2005). There are some simple facts that discredit the entire Warren Commission report and other governmental stories on JKF's assassination (Mellen, 2005). The government on its part has discredited such accusations as mere falsehood. This has brought limelight on the question whether a government can be for the people and by the people.
Kennedy was a leader full of health and great dreams for America. He had a vision and would always champion democracy. His principle of leadership was very prudent in determining the future of America and the world. Before Kennedy's assassination, there were certain steps he had undertaken to ensure a peaceful world. One of his shining moments was when he refused to follow his joint staff and chiefs' reckless recommendation, in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis. He had opted for a secret dialogue with Fidel Castro the same week that his assassination took place. His disappointment with the CIA over the Bay of Pigs invasion called for an action (Mellen, 2005).
Then came his most remarkable speech that was delivered at the American University where he spoke about the Soviet people he emphasized on the need for recognizing the common humanity, saying "we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal" (Mellen, 2005). He did this with great empathy. Kennedy had great plans for America and some of these prospects of such reforms made him a foe and a dangerous man to the turbulent forces within the military industry and government. Such events were necessary in preparing for the turning point; it helps us understand that those who have a great impact on the leadership are a group of powerful people who believe that democracy is something that can be compromised; those who caused the death of Kennedy were not only targeting a mere person but a vision. One can never calculate the consequences of his death for his own country and the world. Such repercussions must endure. The fate of the country and its future are still and will always be controlled by shadowy forces or the unspeakable (Mellen, 2005).
It is of great significance, to note that American media's complacency and their refusal to cajole and interrogate the truth proves that there is still no freedom of the press or any oversight by the people to help interrogate the government (Mellen, 2005). Other assassinations have also continuously taken place to date. In 1968, the leading presidential candidate from New York was gunned down by Sirhan Sirhan at LA, California in the pantry of the ambassador hotel. Other recent assassinations have also been witnessed like the assassination of Chairman of Arkansas Democratic Party Bill Gwatney, who was also shot at DP headquarters, Little Rock. There has always been a cover up for their deaths. All these events have continuously taken place because the turbulent forces within the government will always continue to exist. It has also become next to impossible to have a free government for the people free of these forces.
In several ways viewed from different perspectives, the death of JFK is a psychological and a sociological problem, despite numerous evidences from audio and visual documentation, testimonies, pointing out the involvement of US intelligence, the media still insist on lone gunman Oswald (Mellen, 2005). Since it had become evident that the government had a direct involvement in JFK death, it is quite obvious to note that one who does not comply with the interests of people within the government can always be wiped out by the turbulent forces within the government.