Quotations


Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968). Credit: TheGuardian.com – Harry Benson/Getty Images.

“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.”Robert F. Kennedy

2 thoughts on “Quotations”

  1. Hi Linda:

    For the last two months I’ve been reading about JFK, his brother Bobby, and the circumstances surrounding their deaths. There are so many mysteries involved and unexplained deaths.

    The sixties were very difficult years; with the Vietnam War going on, the social upheaval of a counter-culture revolution and the racial riots in the Deep South. During this difficult period, these two special guys were a breath of fresh air, albeit for too short a time.

    Both Bobby and Jack were very interested in the economic and social development of Latin America. They got involved in the program called Alliance for Progress (Alianza Para el Progreso) in 1961. The Kennedy’s truly detested the filthy wealth stained with blood of our Latin-American dictators.

    As soon as I finish the book I’m now reading, “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years” by David Talbot, I plan to read about LBJ’s presidency. The Vietnam War is an interesting subject for me. I was too young then to understand what really happened. Now I have the time to digest the events that led to the war and what really happened during the conflict.

    Next November 23rd will be the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. A flood of new books on the subject will be hitting the shelves.

    Another topic that I will dedicate some reading, is the Watergate scandal and how Nixon let the American people down. It’s another fascinating subject. Many years ago I read the book, “All the President’s Men” penned by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, but it’s a bit foggy in my mind. Forgot most of what I read.

    Iraq and Afghanistan are also on my reading list. Too much to read, so little time.

    Best Regards,

    Omar.-

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