Ed Team

Coffee & Toast with Bobby Kennedy

Filed By Ed Team | May 22, 2007 6:34 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Bobby Kennedy, inspirational, LGBT civil rights, racism, South Africa

"There is a discrimination in this world and slavery and slaughter and starvation. Governments repress their people; and millions are trapped in poverty while the nation grows rich; and wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere.

"These are differing evils, but they are common works of man. They reflect the imperfection of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, our lack of sensibility toward the sufferings of our fellows.

"But we can perhaps remember--even if only for a time--that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek--as we do--nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.

"Surely this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something. Surely, we can learn, at least, to look at those around us as fellow men. And surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts brothers and countrymen once again." -- from a speech that Bobby Kennedy made to the young people of South Africa on their Day of Affirmation in 1966.


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Zach Adamson | May 22, 2007 7:20 AM

They just dont write speeches like that these days.. :-(
The movie Bobby is VERY good. everyone should watch it..