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‘The Savageness of Man’ 
4th-Apr-2008 08:59 am
Robert F. Kennedy's Statement on Dr. King's Death
Forty years ago today, Robert Kennedy informed a crowd gathered in the center of Indianapolis that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot. The improvised but powerful speech that followed is widely credited for keeping the peace in that community. Indianapolis was one of the few big cities in America that did not erupt into violence that night.
4th-Apr-2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
His last speech had me in tears this morning. (I think I freaked out my niece, who hates it when people cry.)


Video Part 1, Part 2
4th-Apr-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. Was he also psychic do you think?
4th-Apr-2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Great Post!
4th-Apr-2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I wish I could remember a time, like the one captured here, when politicians were respected because they were people who commanded and deserved respect.

I wish I could remember a time, like the one captured here, when politicians acted out of what they felt was right, rather than what was popular.

McCain, Clinton, Obama...None of them could restore the trust that America once had in its' leaders.

Sometimes, I think we need a revolution.
4th-Apr-2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
I can remember such a time. I remember all too well the day when Martin Luther King was assassinated and then just two short months later Robert Kennedy himself was assassinated.I was 15.

My generation was the generation that fought against the Viet Nam war.Our generation fought for women's rights,we fought against segregation. Our generation took our grievances to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where King gave his famous I have a Dream Speech.

These all cost people in terms of arrests, beatings, and their lives.

I wonder how many today will put their life on the line for these freedoms.

These freedoms have not yet been won for everyone. We deserve and should protest for better, but will a lack of hope and complacency keep people from becoming the "Kings" of the future?

We have to demand better of our politicians and our news people. We accept mediocrity as if it were the only store on the block. It is not! But as long as we as a nation allow the government and the press to shove their propaganda down our throats we will only get the bottom of the barrel.

I look at the news each day and see headlines like Brittany Spears as if her life matters to mine or anyone else's. I see sports figures using drugs and committing crimes and they go on as if it were nothing.

People almost wear drug and alcohol addiction like a badge these days. Society looks at these people as heroes.

If we want more from this life then we have to stand up and demand it. We have to fight for it like Martin Luther King and others fought for civil rights.

We must take these demands to the Congress, The Senate, and to the news where all of this originates.

Until then we as a nation are doomed because sitting on a computer complaining is not effecting change.

Edited at 2008-04-04 08:25 pm (UTC)
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