The day after Martin Luther King died Senator Robert Kennedy gave a brief speech where he spoke about the "Mindless Menace of Violence" in America. As I read the speech I thought how different America is today. Not in the sense that we have solved the problem. Rather, a politician running for President, had the courage to give this speech. It was either uncommon courage or they were uncommon times. As you read the speech ask yourself If Obama gave this speech today, what would the reaction be?
We live in a time where a politician cannot offer us anything beyond what we see. If they speak of hope, peace, love, things that must be dreamed of, they are mocked. If a leader ask us to dream of a better America talk radio rails and hurls insults for days. Follow the link and read the speech. What politician today would give this speech? I think most would not. That is a sad sad commentary on this country today. We have moved great great distances since 1968. But, which direction have we moved?