'What we need in the United States is not division" He (RFK) was speaking extemporaneously, without notes, his voice low and halting. "What we need in the United States is not division; what we need is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black." He talked just under five minutes. "So I shall ask you tonight to return home," he concluded, "to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King, but more importantly to say a prayer for our country, which all of us love..."
This week in America would make RFK weep
Opinion by Timothy Denevi Updated 1:34 PM ET, Sat June 6, 2020
I tried to be thoughtful and inspired, but found in the face of all the violence our nation and our world is experiencing, I could not. I looked for a thought, or poem or some incredibly powerful statement or essay and could find nothing better or more appropriate then the words of Bobbly Kennedy whose 52nd death anniversary was just this week I mourn the losses of JFK, RFK and MLK more today more than ever before.