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Robert F. Kennedy: On the Mindless Menace of Violence, April 5, 1968

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    This is the 48th anniversary of one of Robert F. Kennedy's more memorable speeches:

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    This is the 48th anniversary of one of Robert F. Kennedy's more memorable speeches:

    Schmidt; Yes a nice clip and pictures. I look at a bit different, because it only reflects what was done in this country. It would be nice to have a similar "clip" of what we did "outside" this country. Like our in-human behavior in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq. Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Yemen, Libya, Cuba, Haiti, Columbia etc. etc. There are some nice pictures of Vietnam kids doused with napalm; some nice pictures of Abu Graib prison treatment etc. Sure lets learn to behave at home, maybe then we also could learn to behave outside this "island".
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    Thanks for posting that Schmidt. Astonishing level of leadership we had 50-60 years ago -- before we were robbed of it.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Schmidt; Yes a nice clip and pictures. I look at a bit different, because it only reflects what was done in this country. It would be nice to have a similar "clip" of what we did "outside" this country. Like our in-human behavior in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq. Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Yemen, Libya, Cuba, Haiti, Columbia etc. etc. There are some nice pictures of Vietnam kids doused with napalm; some nice pictures of Abu Graib prison treatment etc. Sure lets learn to behave at home, maybe then we also could learn to behave outside this "island".
    Hey Dutch - your taking this speech completely out of the context of this man's life. This is one person speaking who went through an enormous transformation in his life, after his brother's assasination. What you hear on this recording is the result of that. Only Vietnam would be pertinent to a discussion about the speech. We could get into a discussion about that, but it would have to be a serious discussion citing historic details and so forth. It's too important not to allot these things proper consideration.
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    Mcsweet Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    Schmidt; Yes a nice clip and pictures. I look at a bit different, because it only reflects what was done in this country. It would be nice to have a similar "clip" of what we did "outside" this country. Like our in-human behavior in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq. Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Yemen, Libya, Cuba, Haiti, Columbia etc. etc. There are some nice pictures of Vietnam kids doused with napalm; some nice pictures of Abu Graib prison treatment etc. Sure lets learn to behave at home, maybe then we also could learn to behave outside this "island".
    Hey Dutch - your taking this speech completely out of the context of this man's life. This is one person speaking who went through an enormous transformation in his life, after his brother's assasination. What you hear on this recording is the result of that. Only Vietnam would be pertinent to a discussion about the speech. We could get into a discussion about that, but it would have to be a serious discussion citing historic details and so forth. It's too important not to allot these things proper consideration.
    I was more concentrated on the pictures than the speech; "words" are just vibrations in the air and disappear; pictures stay and don't need words.
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    Robert F. Kennedy's speech above was given two days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was actually his second speech in reference to the assassination. On the evening of Dr. King's assassination, Robert Kennedy was scheduled to give a campaign speech in Indianapolis. As he stood before the happy crowd on the back of a pick-up truck he realized that the word of the assassination had not reached the crowd yet. It was left for him to discard his prepared campaign speech and inform the people of the tragic event. Then he spoke from a hastily revised speech

    Robert F. Kennedy Speech, April 4, 1968