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Behind the scenes the real power was being exercised by director J Edgar Hoover ... Hoover often played up the phoney threat of a surprise Soviet attack on the US. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States V: The 50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb & the Third World, Showtime 2012
Hoover pursued Martin Luther King with a vengeance ... Race riots once more erupted across America. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VII: Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune
Hoover was forced by Kennedy to go head to head with the CIA. Although no arrests were made, Hoover located the camps and shut them down. The question remains: how did Hoover locate these camps? Their location was secret even to the president of the United States ... Oswald was in fact Hoover’s most important agent in the field. So that on November 22nd Hoover not only learnt that the CIA had murdered the president of the United States, but that they had framed his top agent, Lee Harvey Oswald, as the lone assassin for the murder. This news sent a very direct and personal message to Hoover from the CIA: mess with us and you die ... Oswald had infiltrated the CIA’s Operation 40 ... Oswald was in the room with Hunt as he was passing out the money. Oswald was reporting to Hoover, so Hoover knew that the misguided anti-Castro Cubans were working with Hunt and helped to kill the President. JFKII, 2003
Three years before the assassination Oswald was on Hoover’s personal radar as being CIA involved. Just amazing. Dark Legacy, PSTV 2009
You remember Sofia Lorenz? She says Oswald was at the meeting in Dallas the day before the assassination when Hunt walked in and started passing out maps and money. William Walters, a clerk at the FBI, produced a memo from Hoover warning of a coming assassination attempt on November 22nd in Dallas ... Hoover knew the Bushs were Nazis. ibid.
J Edgar Hoover is an important enemy. Robert Kennedy and His Times 1985 CBS starring Brad Davis & Veronica Cartwright & Cliff de Young & Ned Beatty & Beatrice Straight & Joe Pantoliano & Harris Yulin & Jeffrey Tambor & Jack Warden & River Pheonix & Jason Bateman et al, director Marvin J Chomsky, JFK to RFK
You know he [J Edgar Hoover] had these black guys in his office who he called agents – one of them agented him out of his coat every day and one would agent him back into his coat every day. And one drove him around. Professor Julian Bond
It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in. Lyndon Baines Johnson, The New York Times 31st October 1971
Communism is not a political party, it is a disease. J Edgar 2011 starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Judi Dench & Armie Hammer & Naomi Watts & Josh Lucas & Ed Westwick & Dermot Mulroney & Damon Herriman & Jeffrey Donovan & Ed Westwick & Zach Grenier et al, director Clint Eastwood, Hoover’s commentary
No-one freely shares power in Washington DC. ibid.
I want a card on every radical person in this country. ibid.
Agents of the Bureau alongside local police began raiding gathering places of known communist radicals all across this country. ibid.
Information is power. ibid.
How may I help you, Mr Hoover. ibid. Robert Kennedy
They gave the American gangster admiration. ibid. commentary
I don’t like to dance with women. ibid. Edgar to mother
Mr Kennedy, the president has been shot. ibid. Edgar to Robert Kennedy
He’s now our greatest domestic threat. ibid. Edgar, re Martin Luther King
He won’t be controlled, Clyde. He’s a menace. He’ll do anything to hold on to power. I never played his game, that’s the problem. ibid. Edgar, re Nixon
The very essence of our democracy is rooted in a belief of the worth of the individual. ibid.
I want those fucking files. ibid. Nixon
The contents of Hoover’s ‘personal and confidential’ files will never be known. Only a few clues from misfiled items have ever resurfaced. ibid. caption
Communism in reality is not a political party. It is a way of life. An evil and malignant way of life. It reveals a condition akin to disease that spreads like an epidemic, and like an epidemic a quarantine is necessary to keep it from infecting the American people. J Edgar Hoover
The Communist Party of the United States is a fifth column if there ever was one. It is far better organised than were the Nazis in occupied countries prior to their capitulation. They are seeking to weaken America just as they did in their era of obstruction when they were aligned with the Nazis. Their goal is the overthrow of the government. J Edgar Hoover
Since its inception the Communist Party USA has been alert on every possible issue or event which could be used to exploit the American Negro in furtherance of party aims. J Edgar Hoover, testimony before House Committee 1962
We most certainly do not and will not give protection to civil right workers. J Edgar Hoover
Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo. J Edgar Hoover
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. J Edgar Hoover
We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don’t clear anybody. We don’t condemn anybody. J Edgar Hoover, Look magazine June 1956
I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. J Edgar Hoover
The menace of communism in this country will remain a menace until the American people make themselves aware of the techniques of communism. No one who truly understands what it really is can be taken in by it. Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent. J Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine August 1956
Justice is incidental to law and order. J Edgar Hoover
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: every single one was a liar. J Edgar Hoover
He [Hoover] was wearing a fluffy black dress, very fluffy, with flounces and lace stockings and high heels, and a black curly wig. He had makeup on and false eyelashes. Susan L Rosenstiel, cited Anthony Summer, The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover
Mafia bosses obtained information about Hoover’s sex life and used it for decades to keep the FBI at bay ... Without this, the Mafia as we know it might never have gained its hold on America. Anthony Summer, The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover
There is, too, a claim that as late as 1969, when Hoover was in his early 70s, he dallied with teenage boys during his habitual summer break in California. An element of corroboration came from Don Smith, an officer on the Los Angeles police vice squad, who told me of interviews he conducted with youngsters during a paedophile investigation. ‘The kids,’ Smith said, ‘brought up several famous names, including those of Hoover and his sidekick.’
For me, the most significant, credible information on Hoover’s sexuality came with the discovery that Hoover for a while consulted Marshall de G Ruffin, a Washington psychiatrist who became president of the Washington Psychiatric Society. De Ruffin’s widow Monteen recalled learning from her husband that his distinguished patient was ‘definitely troubled by homosexuality’. After several sessions, however, ‘Hoover got very paranoid about anyone finding out he was a homosexual, and got scared’. As if to compensate, Hoover lashed out at and sought to expose other homosexuals. For years he had his agents infiltrate and monitor homosexual-rights groups, while he sounded off publicly about ‘sex deviants in government service’.
My conclusion after five years’ research was that while Hoover may have spent much of his life repressing his private urges while building an image of himself as the acme of sexual purity, he did sometimes lapse – risking catastrophe every time. Having studied the information I assembled, two noted specialists in psychiatry and psychology said they believed Hoover’s sexual torment was very pertinent to his use and abuse of power as America’s top law-enforcement officer. The Observer online 1 January 2012, article Anthony Summers, ‘The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover’