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snopes 03 August 2008 07:42 PM

JFK reveals existence of secret plot
Comment: Hi - many people are telling me that JFK said the following 7
days before he died.

"There exists in this country a plot to enslave every man, woman, and
child. Before I leave this high and noble office I intend to expose this

- John.F.Kennedy

Chickermunker 20 September 2010 05:22 PM

that secret plot...again
I'm looking for the source of this quote, too. There's no actual date or event, which makes me suspicious.

It was cruising around about 10 years ago in relation to the millennium "end times" and 9/11 conspiracies. It seems to be back in a big way. The text is identical.

I've not found any verification that President Kennedy said anything even remotely like that. I've searched other quotable folks' speeches but came up empty, too.

Now I'm curious who started the whole thing and what their cause was (the purpose was clear - to make what they said more important).

barbrainey 21 September 2010 11:59 PM

I have never heard of this JFK quote, either. If he made 7 days before his assassination, then the day of the alleged quote would be November 15, 1963. Yet there has never been any reference to it by any author of any book or magazine article. Besides who was supposedly planning to enslave everyone? Communists? Neo-Nazis?

Barb Rainey

Singing in the Drizzle 22 September 2010 12:53 AM

I find it posted all over the wacko revolution and conspiracy pages. [sarcasm]Of course if it something is repeated on a several hundred web pages it must be true.[/sarcasm]

The JFK Presidential Library turns up nothing. I might try some other government sites later

I agree with the quote just saying 7 days before as way of not tying it down with anything.

Simply Madeline 22 September 2010 02:27 AM

I'm sure his next revelation was going to be regarding a 2-year-old Kenyan boy who was being groomed to take over the US.

mags 22 September 2010 03:10 AM

Well, considering he didn't know he was going to die days later and leave the quote as unending fodder for conspiracy theorists (or his death as fodder, either), I would really question why he would even mention something like that without further explanation.

A "plot" like that would be a pretty big deal, and there would presumably be a bulk of evidence to convince the president of its existence. It's a fairly large order to enslave the entire nation, even in a metaphorical sense (ask ad executives), so there would have to be very large scale operations to complete the plan. Certainly, he would have some idea of who, how, and/or why, and would include it in any discussion of why he thought there was such a plot.

Photo Bob 22 September 2010 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by barbrainey (Post 1312084)
Besides who was supposedly planning to enslave everyone?

Obama, duh!

It is quite obvious to anyone that follows the news that the plot to bring Obama to power was already underway in 1963.

Photo "It all comes back to Obama" Bob

Auburn Red 19 December 2010 12:58 AM

In an otherwise wonderful fiction novel that I have Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell, Caldwell writes an introduction which smacks of conspiracy theory. She even mentions a quote that Kennedy says about the "gnomes of Zurich." It's probably as many conspiracy quotes are taken out of context, so I highly doubt the veracity of this one.

arielflight 30 March 2011 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by Chickermunker (Post 1311113)
I'm looking for the source of this quote, too. There's no actual date or event, which makes me suspicious.

Go here to hear this speech.

snopes 19 April 2011 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by arielflight (Post 1436529)
Go here to hear this speech.

And observe the disclaimer:

"***NOTE*** this is an edited version of the original speech, and some of the original meaning is skewed"

Avril 19 April 2011 07:57 PM

And wow, is that ever obnoxious music! Here is a version without the obnoxious music:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

barbrainey 20 April 2011 12:15 AM

Obviously the closed society that JFK was referring to in that video was the Soviet Union. But this speech says nothing about anyone in this country conspiring to take over.

Barb Rainey

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