Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Power to Dream.....


All of these men Dreamed of A Better Life for their fellow Americans, and they inspired each other and Millions of People. They were able to create ripples of Hope.

Their Role In History can not be denied and must be held dear.
When Martin Luther King was assinated, Bobby Kennedy was in Indianapolis about to give a speech as he campaigned to be President. In that moment, he recognized that he needed to impart a Messege, and Honor King as the great Leader that he was. It was in a way an impromptu Eulogy, it is more than eloquent. I could not find decent video, but I did find the Audio, please click the title. In this Video, Bobby explains about King and WHAT he gave this Country.....

Bobby Kennedy and King both knew what it was to Dream....even in the Worst of Times.
Lincoln, John F.Kennedy, Robert F.Kennedy and Martin Luther King, their paths created Our History.

Do you have a favorite Memory or quote that you treasure, please share it here.....

*{ the Name of the Painting is "They Dared to Dream" by Carolyn Mends }*

7 comments:

Gryphen said...

Back in the days of giants.

These men knew that they were instruments of change. The understood their vast responsibilities. They were not perfect, but they were inspired to rise above their fallibilities and do the right thing.

I don't want a politician or leader who tires to convince me he is perfect, I want one who risks everything to do the right thing even at the expense of his own reputation or political future.

And we have only two candidates who embody that right now, Barack Obama and John Edwards.

enigma4ever said...

Gryphen:
Thank you...that was beautifully spoken....

Mauigirl said...

This is why I support Obama - he is able to articulate a dream, a vision of what this country COULD be - and isn't right now. Without a dream and a vision, everything else is just "policy" and no real progress can be made.

"Some men see things as they are, and say why. I see things that never were, and say 'Why not?'"

-Bobby Kennedy, quoting George Bernard Shaw.

D.K. Raed said...

I well remember MLK's assassination & the race riots that occured in my own high school as a result. It was an awful time. Bobby's speech that night to a crowd who were largely unaware of what had just occured was yet another example of what a great president he would've made. His compassion & empathy was genuine, his desire to change things was palpable. This were not traits he displayed his whole life. He reached out & learned as he went along & thus was on his way to true greatness, the greatness that comes from hard examination, from feeling his way toward illumination.

Larry said...

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Thomas said...

Abraham, Martin and John (and my old friend Bobby)...After Martin and Bobbie's lives were taken from us, by nuts with guns, the bottom dropped out of the progressive movement...we went adrift, Ted Kennedy was overwhelmed, and NOBODY was left to shoulder the burden. Jack was already murdered, we were left with no living heros...
I see no standard bearer as of yet, Obama is a good and decent man, all of our democratic candidates especially Edwards has the populist message, I can NOT see that damned Zapruder film without tearing up....
But I DO see a progressive TSUMANI coming THIS NOVEMBER
so there is hope, MUCH hope

enigma4ever said...

Thomas:

What you said is sooo true...
and so sad...I too have many Dead Heros...
Heros are made...over time and through Challenges...
time will tell if we have any today...
I think we do...
but it is up to the People to choose who will Lead..
and will they Follow...

we are at a point in History....
where we need a Hero more than ever...
and maybe more than one...


Have Hope....

namaste.