Saturday, August 20, 2011

RFK In The Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

RFK In The Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

Be sure to catch this film about RFK's June 1966 visit to South Africa. He gave one of his greatest speeches there, the Day of Affirmation Speech which was delivered on June 6, 1966.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

The film will be airing on PBS stations on Monday, August 22nd.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Anniversary of RFK's death in 1968

It is hard to believe we are passing another anniversary. 43 years ago RFK was shot down while running for president. Robert F. Kennedy has now been dead longer than he was alive.

His presence is still sorely needed. I can imagine how he would feel about the current state of world politics.

I still believe in the words and deeds of RFK. He was what the US needed in 1968 and he was taken away too soon. The world would not be the way it is today had he lived. That is not to say it would be perfect, I sincerely doubt that. However, I don't believe the US would have lost its way had he been the chief of state.

So, I'll mark this anniversary the way I always do. I'll read some of his speeches and remember what a remarkable man he was.

RFK: A Memoir Robert F. Kennedy: In His Own Words

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The 'Kennedys' Home Movies' Gets Up Close and Personal

The 'Kennedys' Home Movies' Gets Up Close and Personal

I am watching this show tonight. This is the second this has been shown on TLC, not sure if it will air again. If you get the chance you have to catch it.

Right now I'm watching the Bobby footage. Some of these clips I have never seen. It bring everything back so clearly and so painfully.

A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another MLK Day

Another Martin Luther King Day is upon us. While it is only a holiday in the US, it is a day that is observed by many around the world.

The US sorely needs someone like Martin Luther King Jr. to save them from themselves. It's like they are moving backwards instead of forward like the rest of the world.

We have to remember the message of non-violence that Dr. King put forward. The civil rights movement moved faster because of his message. Yes, there was violence but the movements he was involved in never resorted to the type of violence used against them and the world was better for it.

To quote RFK said on April 4th, 1968, lets learn to "tame the savageness of man."

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