Robert F Kennedy – Mindless menace of violence..
I wrote this post way back in 2011. The speech is still one of my favourites in history and Bobby Kennedy is one hell of a public speaker.
However you feel about the Kennedy’s, whether you think them saints or sinners, there is no denying the talent Robert F Kennedy had for giving a powerful speech which reached the soul of a nation at the time it was spoken.
I would love you to give this video just a few moments of your day. Get past the tacky slide for the first 10 seconds, turn up the volume, have a quiet moment and listen. Great words, said simply and with a truth. No brivado, no cheese, just how it is and how it should be. Even though this speech was given in 1968, I think it was ahead of its time and was meant to be recorded in history. To be listened to, and shared again and again, until maybe it sinks in a little.
Do you have any great speeches to share?
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”
the greatest ever speach without a doubt was martin luther kings i have a dream how ironic that his assassination was probably ordered by one of the kennedys