Robert Kennedy: The New Society
"In spite of ourselves, freedom will start to seep into the culture..."
Ann: Hey Bobby.
Bobby: Hey yourself. Hope you don’t mind my pushing my way in.**
Ann: Not at all. After all, you were supposed to be ruthless.
Bobby: (Smiling) that I was – or at least was held to be - and I was Jack’s Rottweiler so I suppose the moniker wasn’t that farfetched.
Ann: But it didn’t tell the whole truth, did it?
Bobby: No. I see you left off reading that biography of Jackie.
Ann: I did. It was getting me down. She seemed so untethered, and yet I gathered she helped you out on occasion.
Bobby: Yes, we bonded in grief. But that is not enough. There has to be more to a bond than an outward event that brings tragedy into your lives. There has to be a commitment to moving on, and thank God, I found that.
In an odd way, I didn’t really mind my passing because I felt I had accomplished what I had set out to do which was to bring to the attention of the powerful the ugly underpinnings of our society, i.e., the illness, poverty, and oppression of the underclass deliberately made invisible by those in power.
I was shocked to find that in our country there was a third world, entrenched in the mire of lack, lack of food, medical care, education, and opportunity. I still shake my head that we can allow this evil to have put down such impenetrable roots in our culture.
I want to talk to you today about the change of course to which this nation and every individual under its governance will be subjected going forward. This is not the rebirth of The Great Society which was fostered by my brother’s death and the political genius of Lyndon Johnson. This is a New Society, one being birthed in illness and strife, one where the leaders of our nation with limited resources will have to balance the competing needs of apparently disparate interests who have been turned against each other such that they are unable to recognize their own common ground.
And yet, in spite of ourselves, freedom will start to seep into the culture with the goodness of an administration bound by moral precepts and dedicated to the principles upon which our country was founded, albeit in precept if not in execution, and that is the equality before the law of all people regardless of race, creed, gender, or social standing.
First a trickle then a tiny stream. It will take time, but eventually one tiny stream will meet up with another, will move gradually towards a larger river and then, if we can keep the faith, a sea of abundance.
It may not happen within your lifetimes as it did not within mine, but that does not absolve you and everyone else living in these perilous and pregnant times from adding whatever you can to whatever stream runs past your doorstep.
I smile to see it happening and hope that each of you will do the same. Each time an effort is noticed, each time a hand reaching out is taken, one soul then another is lifted up. This is where we must focus our attention and energy each in the way that God has given us to serve.
I thank you for the opportunity to add my small contribution to the stream of light that you and your readers are creating on this website. You will find that it will gather in strength and lift the hearts of all who have contributed to make it so.*
November 15, 2020
*Note: The following passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson's American Scholar was underlined by Robert Kennedy and found by John Glenn in Robert's study on the eve of his assassination:
“If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of revolution, when the old and new stand side by side and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope, when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”
Clearly, he was not afraid.
**Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.**Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.