Sunday, June 08, 2008

Remembering Greatness

It's uncanny how much Obama embodies Bobby Kennedy's qualities and how his presumptive nomination fell so close to the 40th anniversary of Bobby's death. The same hope was blossoming 40 years ago. Many have recalled the story of Bobby's impromptu speech in Indianapolis after Martin Luther King's death; the fact that very little violence erupted in the city after his speech is a testament to his effectiveness. The fact that he quotes Aeschylus further exemplifies his greatness:

The transcription is available here. Here's some articles on his life: Remembering and Who was.

For those of you who are black and are tempted to fill with -- be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.

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