I am naming my son Bobby Kennedy.
I have always had a fascination with '68 but
something has brought it to the surface again.
My new found interest stems from learning, courtesy
of BMC, that the seeds of disrespect for life circa the '88 crack era
were sewn in the disrespect for life during the '68 era.
'68, the era of protests, national guard shooting to kill,
urban riots, King/Kennedy assassination era.
In the movie Bobby, they used footage of his actual historical
speeches in the film.
This man was so sincere, warm and compelling, I was floored.
Birkhold put it lovely when he said that Kennedy
spoke the truest sh*t, just like 'Pac.
Here was a dude, from MONEY, but totally rode
for the impoverished. I mean, who in our current political
arena could conceivably TRY and come close?
What was so moving about just seeing him
on a old crusty video was that his sincerity was so compelling.
This sincerity jumped off the screen.
I mentioned my new fascination with him to my dad,
asking, "Where is the Bobby Kennedy?" He responded saying,
that "they only come once a lifetime."
Sensing my disappointment, he caught himself, saying,
"that there was one probably being made right now."
I couldn't help but feel let down by his response.
At the end of the day, like 'Pac, its great to know that he even lived
for the short time that he did.
What do you know about Bobby Kennedy? '68?
Why doesn't anyone make the connection
between '68 and '88?
Do you agree that there is in fact a connection?