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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (Born November 25, 1960), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, Jr., JFK Jr., John Jr., John Kennedy or John-John, is an American political activist, lawyer, and pilot. The elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, Kennedy was one of the few members of the American political elite to survive Doomsday. After settling in Australia, he worked within the American Provisional Administration until its disbandment in 1995. Afterwords he became a founding member of the Committee to Restore the United States of America, becoming its chairman in 1999. He is a strong proponent of unifying the American survivor states under the restored United States.
John F. Kennedy Jr. was born at Georgetown University Hospital sixteen days after his father was elected to the presidency. The younger Kennedy entered the public spotlight starting from his father's inauguration as President of the United States in 1961. He had an older sister, Caroline (who is assumed to have died when New York City was destroyed, and a younger brother, Patrick (who died two days after his birth in 1963). For most of the first three years of his life, he lived in the White House. His nickname "John-John" came from a reporter who misheard JFK calling him ("John" spoken twice in quick succession). Though he was often referred to publicly as "John-John", members of the Kennedy family themselves did not use the nickname.
His father was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and three days later, on John Jr's third birthday, the funeral procession was held. In a moment that became an emotional and iconic image of the 1960s, young JFK Jr. stepped forward and rendered a final salute as the flag-draped casket was carried out from St. Matthew's Cathedral. Following his father's assassination, Kennedy grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, and in 1968, his mother Jacqueline married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, whom she had met in the early 1950s. Their marriage lasted until Aristotle Onassis' death in 1975. Jackie is also assumed to be dead as she was still residing in New York City on Doomsday.
Kennedy attended the Collegiate School in New York City from third through tenth grades, and later graduated from Phillips Academy (also known as Andover). Kennedy graduated from Brown University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in History.
After Brown, Kennedy took a working break, traveling to India and spending some time at the University of Delhi. As news reports of the devastation of America and Europe reached New Delhi, he took solace in his religion. Not being particular religious before that time, in early October of 1983 he met the most famous Roman Catholic still alive - Mother Teresa. Teresa of Calcutta had been in New Delhi on business for the Missionaries of Charity which she headed. He was encouraged to stay true to the faith and to continue his education at the University of Delhi. It was there that he would receive his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Delhi School of Law in 1987.
Insisting that he was working off a debt to God for sparing him from the nuclear salvo against his homeland on September 25, 1983, Kennedy would work in Calcutta among the poor served by the Missionaries of Charity from 1987 to 1989. During that time, though, he studied for the bar exam which he planned to take when he reached Australia or New Zealand. He would go on to pass that exam in Canberra in 1990, there meeting president George Bush. Though he had written against what he considered the illegal extension of Bush's first term without an election, by the election in 1988, while still in Calcutta, Kennedy had told the media there that he was supporting Bush over Cowper due to the APA's efforts toward peace in the Pacific.
After working for the APA for five years, Kennedy went on to earn his doctorate of laws at Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand, ANZC, in 1999. His thesis was on the state of human rights since the "accidental war" which had transformed the world since 1983. His time with the APA had lead him to a surprisingly "conservative" position of wishing for the restoration of the United States as it had been legally instituted before the war. Moving to Canberra, he joined the Committee to Restore the United States of America.
Doomsday and after
John Kennedy had not planned on getting a degree in India, but the events in September of 1983 changed that. Horrified by tales of destruction, and driven to despair at the realization that most of his family was likely dead, he turned to his religion with the help of none other than Mother Teresa. As he learned of the aftermath of what had come to be known as "Doomsday," Kennedy was intrigued at what was transpiring. He vowed to one day make a difference in restoring peace to the world. Mother Teresa encouraged him to get his law degree in the relative peace of new Delhi. After the nun had returned to Calcutta, though, things became tense in the capital. As an American, though, he was honored and provided an opportunity to get his law degree. As a celebrity of sorts, he caused a stir in the local English language press with his letters to the editors in late 1984. He wrote that he disagreed with the suspension of elections in 1984 in favor of the newly inaugurated George Bush continuing as head of the new "American Provisional Government." Outside of New Delhi, though, his rants were not noticed.
After earning the degree in 1987, he spent almost two years in Calcutta working with the Missionaries of Charity. The time among the poor in that city gave Kennedy a deep passion to help those who were said to have survived in the aftermath of conflagration of 1983. As a result, his opinions concerning George Bush and the APA had changed. When asked by reporters of The Times of India in August of 1988, Kennedy surprised the readers by stating that he was supporting the Republican president in what he saw as a restoration of the United States government. After political unrest grew in India, he left for Australia to continue life among the American community there. Winding up in Canberra, Kennedy used connections he had there to both get a chance at becoming a lawyer and in meeting the president of the American Provisional Government, George Bush.
Joining the APA in 1990, Kennedy became President Bush's personal envoy. In 1992 he would become Bush's spokesman in working with Steve McAlpine, the providential executive and de facto governor, of Alaska. This experience brought back doubts that Kennedy had concerning the APA and Bush's role in abandoning the United States. His international telephone calls to discuss this with the president led to his being appointed head of the APA office in Crescent City, California, where he would negotiate with Boss Jones the ruler of Crescent City. Negotiations proved futile as Boss Jones ambushed the base and held Kennedy and other civilian members of the expedition hostage. Though rescued by American special forces, some of the hostages were killed during the operation along with a large loss of life among Crescent City citizens. Known as the Crescent City Crisis, it proved to be a major blunder for the APA and President Bush cast Kennedy as the scapegoat. Kennedy resigned from the APA rather than face whatever punishment President Bush had in store for him. Kennedy at this point had lost faith in the Bush Administration, as he blamed the Crescent City Crisis on the lack of resources and poor choices on Bush's part.
In 1995, Kennedy joined the Democratic Party, intending to run against Bush in the 1996 election. However, when the APA was dissolved instead, he joined with other Americans of the diaspora to form the Committee to Restore the United States of America (CRUSA). At the suggestion of politicians among the leadership, though, he was stationed in Wellington, New Zealand, to enable him to earn a doctorate there. As he built the organization there, he wrote his thesis on the legal standing of the United States Constitution as a contract with Americans everywhere. In 2000, his thesis became the major document upon which the work of the CRUSA was to operate. It would take another decade, though, before the movement he had helped begin would take hold in the land of his birth.
As the League of Nations was being founded in 2008, the CRUSA began to be treated as a misguided attempt of dissatisfied expatriates, at best, or the "lunatic fringe," at worst. ANZC politicians considered the organization, and Kennedy in particular, as impediments to an orderly return to civilization as foreseen by the founding nations. The USA, it was argued, had ended, being absorbed into the Commonwealth with the dissolution of the APA. In turn, the CRUSA began to deny the very legitimacy of the APA and Bush's role as the "last president of the United States." Their literature began to quote the constitution and claim the irregularities of what Bush had done. Kennedy's legal training, however, provided a balance to the rantings of the radicals, keeping away from any legal battles against the former leader.
In 2010, the CRUSA elected Kennedy to be the Chairman of the Committee. As Chairman, he was the voice of Americans wishing a return to what they called their "rightful heritage." In November of that year, he met with Bush and a man claiming to be the present president of the USA, Ben Campbell of the former state of Wyoming. As the evidence was laid out, Bush admitted that the contingency plan for a continuing government had been set in motion by Reagan with little input from himself. Reagan, it seems, had intended to inform Bush of the details when they were both safe in Australia. Kennedy had listened intently to Campbell's case, and had parted that meeting calling him "Mr. President," a name he had not used for Bush in over a decade.
Establishment of CRUSA
Things had not been going well for the American Provisional Administration. As contact had been made with the loose confederation of cities on America's west coast in 1993, the grand experiment that George Bush had embarked upon nine years earlier began to unravel. As John Kennedy lay on his bed in a heavily guarded hotel that had been converted into a prison by Ernest R. "Boss" Jones, he began to consider whether he would run to replace Bush as leader of the APA in 1996. Instead, Bush abolished the APA before another election would have replaced him as leader of what was left of America.
When the APA was abolished, Americans throughout the Pacific began to look for a leader to bring back the America they loved. John Kennedy was among the first to join the effort, but the founding committee decided that his history with the APA would be a detriment in spreading the message. It was felt that Americans in favor of the mission of CRUSA would hate the messenger and thus reject the message. As head of the Wellington chapter, however, he would use much of his time to earn a doctorate while writing the book that his thesis would become. The book, Restoring the Dream, would become the "operation manual" to the movement.
Though he was a founding member of the CRUSA, the media of the diaspora had linked John Kennedy to the George Bush administration in the few years that he was active with the APA. However, as an academic in Wellington, he wrote regularly in the international papers that had spread from New Britain to Hawaii to Canada. Television and radio programs throughout the ANZC regularly featured his public appearances on behalf of the CRUSA in New Zealand. To the chagrin of the ANZC, his name kept the young organization alive. "JFK," once initials reserved for his father in the memories of Americans of the "greatest generation," became his by his own right. To most people, in fact, the name of the former president was "ancient history" anyway. JFK became the face of the new American spirit.
While in Wellington, JFK learned from international contacts there that the destruction of the United States was far from certain. He had seen but a small part of the "lower 48" in his time with the APA, and reports from flyovers of the American west had been inconclusive. Some among the radicals had even claimed that the pilots had been "silenced" with incentives. Because of this, in fact, Kennedy had augmented his education by learning to fly. He hoped to someday explore America himself. However, flights overseas were rare for the organization because of lack of funds. Contacts in Australia, however, had led to an opportunity to return to the American West Coast when the formerly disorganized city-states there joined a coalition known as the Municipal States of the Pacific. This trip had been upon freighters that had been sailing among the ports of the ANZC in 2006, making stops in the associate states ("nations") of Hawaii and Alaska before returning via ports in the SAC. On that trip, failed attempts had been made to form chapters in the former states that now proudly "stood alone" (but under the watchful eye of the ANZC). To JFK's surprise, though, there were receptive citizens in the MSP that agreed to set up a chapter in Crescent City.
The small population of Americans in the SAC had been the largest contributors to the cause and arranged visits to the former US territory of Puerto Rico in 2009. This gave Kennedy a chance to visit the capital of the United States Atlantic Remnant in Charlotte Amalie. Before going on to San Juan, he was able to visit with the Commissioner of the USAR for several hours, coming to an agreement that CRUSA could begin negotiations to set up an office there.
While in San Juan, Kennedy learned that the nation was not going to officially support the efforts of the CRUSA, but he was able to get a promise that there would not be any opposition in the LoN over their operations in the region. At that time, contact was also made via radio with authorities in south Florida where a thriving community had been established. It was there, in the town of Naples, that the second chapter in the former US was established.
In February of 2010, Kennedy moved to Anna's Retreat, St. Thomas, USAR, to establish the new international office of the CRUSA.. In March of 2010, he married Angela Patricia Yelós San Martin (born Angela Patricia Janiot Martirena), who with her late husband had been supporters of his since the founding of the CRUSA. Miguel Yelós San Martín had died in the armed conflicts surrounding the securing of the Panama Canal. She was known by the name "Patricia Janiot" even after moving to East Caribbean News Network to work as a news presenter for their Spanish broadcasts. Together, the two began promoting the aims of the CRUSA all over the Caribbean and around the nation states of the Gulf Coast region.
As a child, the son of the former president and millionairess widow Jackie Onassis John grew up a troubled but privileged life. In the late 70's he attended private schools and his first girl friend was at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he attended his junior and senior years. Jennifer Christian was his constant date in those days. At Brown University, Kennedy met and dated Sally Munro, the woman that would be his model in his search for a wife up to the present day. However, after the trauma of Doomsday, and his return to religion of his family, the life of service to mankind has kept him from actively dating any one woman for long. The rigor of his schedule, however, has led to frequent furloughs among the rich and famous in the ANZC and even in the SAC. In these times of leisure, he has been romantically linked with no less than four actresses in the ANZC and one in the SAC. However, the great cause of his adult life has been the restoration of his beloved nation, a cause that has kept him the "most eligible bachelor" in the world.
Over the years, Kennedy had made friends all over the world. Many of these friends were those working in media outlets throughout both the ANZC and the SAC. In 2006, he had met Patricia Yelós San Martín, a reporter for the Colombia News Service. Yelós San Martín had lost her husband in the conflict in Panama, and was supporting her children as a very popular television news reporter. She and her husband Miguel had been following the CRUSA since its founding in 1995. A single mother of two teenagers, she had not seemed a match to Kennedy, but their friendship grew by long distance in the years that followed. In 2009, when Kennedy stopped in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USAR, he was reported to have stayed overnight with his old friend. Since they were not seen together in public, though, the item was buried, never seeing print. However, the couple was seen in public constantly, and was said to be living together from February 14 to their marriage on March 21, 2010, at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in Charlotte Amalie.