Friday, June 6, 2008

lone voice

"I do not run for the Presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I'm obliged to do all I can."

"Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital, quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change."

"Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation ... It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. 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."

-RFK. November 20, 1925- June 6, 1968. Rest In Peace.

What a shocking contrast to the incumbent administration. Are we still on the same planet?

On the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of a courageous voice for justice and tolerance, there has never been a time when we needed change more desperately.


Miss Janey said...

AMEN to that, Jeff. Let's hope thsi next election starts us back in a civilized direction.

Doralong said...

Remember that episode of X-Files when one of the lone gunmen talks about a recurring dream that John & Bobby had never been shot and the world that resulted??