Monday, August 31, 2009

From Crooks and Liars: Bob Herbert on the Kennedys: Follow The Fellow Who Follows A Dream By Susie Madrak

On the day I was born, said my father, said he
"I've an an elegant legacy waitin' for ye.

'Tis a rhyme for your lips and a song for your heart

To sing it whenever the world falls apart.


Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow it over the hill and the stream
Look, look, look to the rainbow

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.

For those of you who are younger, who may not quite get exactly what the Kennedys meant to us, this lovely piece from Bob Herbert explains it well - they made us feel better than we were, and made us want to be better people. He suggests that their theme song, rather than "Camelot," should instead be "Follow the Rainbow" from "Finian's Rainbow":

The Kennedy message was always to aim higher, and they always — or almost always — appealed to our best instincts. So there was Bobby speaking to a group of women at a breakfast in Terre Haute, Ind., during the 1968 campaign. As David Halberstam recalled, Bobby told the audience: “The poor are hidden in our society. No one sees them anymore. They are a small minority in a rich country. Yet I am stunned by a lack of awareness of the rest of us toward them.” (follow the title link to read more)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had realized a year ago that this year would be the precise time that the last true chance for world peace'chances along with cooperation from the Pope, Thomas Merton, Premier Kruschev,true architect born of JFK would be daed as long as he lived, at 1P.M. CST born at 3P.M. E.S.T., although they've ben killing him all along since.I Challenge any religious person or Billionaire to a challenge that I, we, or anyone can expose the lies of posing C.I.A. Posner or Rupert Murderdocking, ,George Full of Lardner, Frank Says Maybe , Dan I'd Rather not,with the new available evidence and the old that always was,even Vince BullwithgleeIdon'tsee

November 19, 2009 5:23 PM  

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