April 4, 1968– Bobby Kennedy makes one of the greatest speeches of our time
June 4, 2020 at 2:59 PM - Views: 75 #322874
His speech, given in Indianapolis in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, helped to defuse a very explosive situation.
June 4, 2020 at 11:42 PM #323021
Things might have been much better today if he had been allowed to become president.
June 5, 2020 at 12:20 AM #323034ElfinWildeParticipant
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those who would hold power by whatever needs necessary.
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June 5, 2020 at 12:51 AM #323043RufusTFireflyParticipant
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I was just mentioning this speech in conversation for precisely the reason you posted it.
Coincidentally, two of my all-time favorite speeches were delivered on April 4. This is one of them. The other was delivered exactly a year earlier at the Riverside Church.
“…I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today—my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”
June 5, 2020 at 1:05 AM #323047
June 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM #323165ravensongParticipant
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that murdered hope and turned the US into a flat out fascist nation forever.
It was the one single event in my lifetime that turned the tide and sent everything in this country to fascist hell.
I cried in bed for hours that dark day.
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
June 5, 2020 at 4:43 PM #323296
but they really threw a lot of crap in his path, and saddled him with that idiot Zbigniew Brzezinski, who talked him into actively opposing the Soviet incursion in Afghanistan, and Henry Kissinger, who talked him into letting the deposed Shah of Iran into the USA, which triggered the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran and ultimately led to Carter’s ignominious defeat in the next election.
June 5, 2020 at 9:25 PM #323381
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