R.I.P. Bobby Kennedy: 50 Years Ago Today RFK Shot In Los Angeles Hotel

June 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm (Biographical, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, News, Obituaries, videos) ()

R.I.P. Bobby Kennedy: 50 Years Ago Today RFK Shot In Los Angeles Hotel

It was 50 years today that Bobby Kennedy was shot a few minutes past midnight in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles only minutes after having delivered a victory speech in the Ambassador Hotel Ballroom having won the June 4th 1968 California Democratic Presidential primary.

He would succumb to his wounds and die 26 hours later on June 6th 1968.

And so the man who was described as America’s Last Best Hope went into eternity.

Richard Nixon was elected President, the Vietnam War went on for another 7 years, American liberalism went on a downward path into insanity after George McGovern won the 1972 Democratic Presidential nomination and has been insane ever since.

The insanity of American liberalism resulted in the reactionary policies of Ronald Reagan which resulted in the massive cutting of all American government programs including those that were actually helping the poor.

Both Republicans and Democrats leapt into bed with the globalists from George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on.

This was followed by the reactionism of Donald Trump that has produced a very radical and irrational nationalism with extreme racist overtones.

And Bobby Kennedy the man who sought to bring all Americans black and white, rich and poor, blue collar workers and white collar workers together- his legacy the last beacon of light from the shining city on a hill.

I made the following photo montage music video 10 years ago for the 40th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and now I post it here at WordPress on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Here are some quotes from the Roman poet Virgil that could easily apply to Bobby Kennedy:

“That man is the most loyal who aims at the noblest motive and that motive is the public good.”

“Fortunate is he whose mind has the power to probe the causes of things and trample underfoot all terrors and inexorable fate.”

“What each man feared would happen to himself did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.”

“They can conquer who believe they can.”

-Virgil

22 Comments

  1. ortensia said,

    Great post and video,really makes you wonder what has happened to this world of ours.Evolution is gradually degrading in involution.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I whole heartedly agree.

      Instead of becoming progressively better, we seem to be becoming progressively worse.

      • ortensia said,

        😔yep,but every little helps and behaving fairly we can make some changes….if only everybody would see this😎

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you, Ortensia.

        Yes, if only everybody could see this. 🙂

      • ortensia said,

        we can only do our part 🤷🏻‍♀️have a good day my friend❤️

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ll try, Ortensia. ❤️

        The blog post I wrote tonight explains why I haven’t had a good couple of days the past couple of days.

      • ortensia said,

        I ve not been on wp at all yesterday (migraine kept in bed all day) but now how can I not immediately check 😊

  2. David Redpath said,

    Well articulated, Chris.
    It seems to me that the U.S.
    has clung to a mean spirited,
    dog ear dog 🐕 version of
    capitalism, since the end of
    Spanish-American war.
    Totally rejecting the social
    successes of ‘Euro Socialism’, preferring to plunder,
    for very benefit of an ever
    shrinking few.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, David.

      And your analysis is spot on.

      The ravenous love of extreme laissez faire capitalism that seems to have engrained itself in the national psyche of the U. S. to the point where the economic writings of Adam Smith have since replaced the Bible as the Bible in the eyes of most, any sympathy for Euro style socialism is seen as high treason.

      To catch the imagination of younger Americans, the fiction of Ayn Rand is offered as a capitalist Satanic Bible alternative to the older Biblical capitalist Bible of Adam Smith but the philosophy they’re essentially promoting is the same.

      • David Redpath said,

        Chris, I’ve noticed since the fall
        of the Berlin Wall, the Capitalist
        system becoming more ‘extreme’.
        As if ‘we don’t need to play nice
        anymore’.
        Have you seen Michael Moore’s
        ‘Where To Invade Next’ ?
        An absolutely brilliant expose
        of U.S. social policy failures.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, I haven’t yet seen that unfortunately.

      • David Redpath said,

        Take it slow and easy, Chris.
        Get well soon.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks.

  3. Apple Rae said,

    This is another proof of how fascinating history becomes when you wrote them. Love the video too and the background music. Is that a Japanese song?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you so much, Apple. ❤️

      My dad would have been so pleased to hear that I make history fascinating and come alive for people.

      Yes, it’s a Japanese song Watarasebashi whose lyrics were written by the great Japanese songstress-musician and performer Moritaka Chisato and this particular version of it was sung by Aya Matsuura who’s probably my favourite female singer in the world.

  4. rudellenatashamay said,

    He still lives on. Thanks so much for sharing 🙏

  5. WaltPage said,

    Great post and video.

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