Hard to believe that it's been 42 years since Robert F. Kennedy was shot. He has been dead now almost as long as he was alive, just short by 5 months.
This year is also different since now all the Kennedy brothers are dead; all buried together at Arlington. I will definitely have to visit Arlington soon. I imagine it'll be quite emotional for me.
I still believe in the ideals of RFK. It's funny how suddenly a lot of what he stood for is being called socialism. It seems the far right thinks what used to be called democratic ideals are now examples of a rush towards communism. They even rail against things they used to be in favor of.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not American but I thought America was finally moving towards a truly just country, one that would fulfill what the Statue of Liberty and "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" stood for. But, it seems 9/11 changed all that. I do still have hope that things will work out for the better. I'll never give up hoping.
This was the first biography I read of RFK and it is still one of the best.