Friday, July 27, 2007

More from RFK...

"...I don't think that we're automatically correct or automatically right and morality is on our side or God is automatically on our side because were involved in a war. I don't think that the mere fact that the United States is involved in the use of force with an adversary makes everything that the United States then does absolutely correct. So I--the idea that we're involved in this kind of a struggle, if there are those within the United States that feel that the struggle could be ended more rapidly with less loss of life, that the terror and the destruction would be less if we took a different course, then I think that they should make their views known. I don't think they're less patriotic because they feel that. In fact, I think that they would be less patriotic if they didn't state their views and give their ideas, just because the United States is involved in this kind of a conflict as we are at the present time. Not to state any opposition, or say that we can't state an opposition because of the--the fact that we're involved in a struggle I think is an error. This is a difficult period of time, but the mere fact that we're shooting one another across the world doesn't make the United States automatically right. I think it should be examined. It doesn't make the course that we're following at the present time automatically right, automatically correct and I think that those who have a different point of view, no matter what their point of view might be and whether they are in favor of using increased force, or in favor of lessening the force, or even some--of pulling out unilaterally--I happen to disagree with that but I think they have a responsibility and a right to state those views, even though we're in a difficult period of time."

From a CBS television broadcast, May 15, 1967.

Of course, I'm sure now he'd be called a traitor like so many others!

Bill is moving this weekend, so I'll be missing until after my shift on Monday.

May the weekend be kind to each of you!



taza said...

hey alan, thanks a bunch for the kind words. breaking up SUX. but time heals all wounds, so i'm sure i'll be feeling better eventually.

No_Newz said...

So long ago but the words fit today. Crazy little world we are in huh?!

Have a great weekend!

CrackerLilo said...

Well, I'll see you after Monday. Finally get back to blogging, and there you go! *sigh* Thank you for sharing this, anyway. Wish there were more where politicians like these came from.

Lori said...

I don't think it is the opposing of political views or policy in itself so much as how it is done. When we tear ourselves apart and divide our own nation, we are giving the 'enemy' what they want. It's just like any other relationship. Be wise in your disagreement and make choices that are productive, moral and in for the betterment of our people and our country.

Have a wonderful weekend, Alan!

b o o said...

have a good weekend hugss

kath said...

not only called a traitor... but have his assets frozen the fifth amendment follows the first into the dustbin

Von Krankipantzen said...

So articulate. Makes You Know Who sound like a monkey.

Have a great weekend.

HAR said...

Not one candidate is even remotely as real as this man was. Politics as usual around here. Or worse if that is at all possible.

yellowdog granny said...

like deva ju all over again...damn i miss him..

Green tea said...

Bobby was my hero, I was involved in his campaign and watched his California speech then went to bed, only to wake up the next morning June 5th 1968 to that horrible news.

Because of him I became an activist and have worked for candidates I believe in ever since.
Any of the Democrats this time around suits me just fine.
I just hope we still have a democracy
by Nov. 2008

Mary said...

Why does history seem to repeat itself????


dragonflyfilly said...

mary, history repeats itself because "mankind" - i mean people, are greedy, stupid and have very short memories. (and maybe because they don't really believe "you reap what you sow"

von krankipantzen, i think monkeys are smarter than "you know who"!

see you soon alan,