"To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world"
In her book A Lie Too Big to Fail, longtime Kennedy researcher (of both JFK and RFK) Lisa Pease lays out, in meticulous detail, how witnesses with evidence of conspiracy were silenced by the Los Angeles Police Department; how evidence was deliberately altered and, in some instances, destroyed; and how the justice system and the media failed to present the truth of the case to the public. Pease reveals how the trial was essentially a sham, and how the prosecution did not dare to follow where the evidence led.
A Lie Too Big to Fail asserts the idea that a government can never investigate itself in a crime of this magnitude. Was the convicted Sirhan Sirhan a willing participant? Or was he a mind-controlled assassin? It has fallen to independent researchers like Pease to lay out the evidence in a clear and concise manner, allowing readers to form their theories about this event.
Pease places the history of this event in the context of the era and provides shocking overlaps between other high-profile murders and attempted murders of the time. Lisa Pease goes further than anyone else in proving who likely planned the assassination, who the assassination team members were, and why Kennedy was deemed such a threat that he had to be taken out before he became President of the United States.
The book will be out on Robert Kennedy's birthday, November 20th, this year.
Lee Camp mentions that it looked like Robert Kennedy was about to become president and he was talking a lot about the inequality in the country and raising people up and civil rights and all the things that seem to have gotten Martin Luther King killed.
Camp interviewed Lisa Pease and she gave some interesting information. She explained that Robert Kennedy was seen as even bigger threat than his brother JFK by the US deep state, so, they had to get rid of him before his potential rise in power:
I’ve come to believe that the Kennedy family and their former politics was sadly an "anomaly" in our history in the sense that there's almost been these two competing worldviews.
One is, America has the right to dominate other nations, to affect regime change when we feel like it and to take the resources of others when we feel it benefits us. That's one world view. The other world view is, America has the right to cooperate with other nations, to pay for the resources of other nations and not just take them through war. The Kennedys represented that latter view which was not really in vogue at the time when JFK came to power.
Robert Kennedy would have been in a position to expose perhaps the CIA's role in his brother's assassination. When Robert Kennedy first learned that John Kennedy had been killed, one of his first calls was to the CIA. He said 'did you guys kill my brother?' I mean that's literally one of his first calls because he knew that that was Kennedy's biggest enemy in the government and if it was an inside job it had probably come from there.
Of course, he did also suspect the mafia might have done it because he had himself personally gone after so many mobsters when he was working in the Senate on the racketeering committee and prosecuting them. And of course, the CIA and the mob were working very closely together at that point in time. So, one is almost the same as the other at a certain level.
Once Bobby started running for president he became a significant threat because not only he was going to pursue the policies of JFK, he was going to be even more radical about them.
He had actually gone to Latin America and talked to miners working the coal mines. And afterwards, he was like 'oh my gosh, if I had to have their life I'd be a communist too'. I mean he could really see the oppression that American business policies had created in some of those places and he really understood. He wanted to take it even further. So, he was just as big a threat as John Kennedy was and it would have looked even more suspicious if somebody had waited till he became president.
A lot of people don't know it - Robert Kennedy was not the only one shot there. Five other people were wounded. Five bullets were removed from other people. Two bullets were removed from Kennedy and then, there were three holes in the ceiling, which is an odd number. So, they decided one bullet had to have been lost in the ceiling space, another must have entered and ricocheted and come back down to make three holes.