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RFK assassin in bid for freedom claims 'I was brainwashed' into killing

The man who [Rothschild/Kissinger/Brzezinski/Rockefeller mind controlled the public into thinking] assassinated Robert F. Kennedy has begun a new bid for freedom, claiming he can't remember shooting the senator.

The lawyer for Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 66, is expected to argue in a California parole hearing that he was a 'Manchurian Candidate', brainwashed  into assassinating RFK in June 1968.

After years of hypnotherapy and psychological examination, attorney William Pepper said there was, 'no doubt he does not remember the critical events.'

Mr Pepper, who will argue for Sirhan's parole on Wednesday said:  'He is not feigning it. It's not an act. He does not remember it.

'It was very clear to me that this guy did not kill Bob Kennedy.'

Sirhan was convicted of shooting Robert Kennedy in the crowded kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Kennedy was there after claiming victory in the California presidential primary.

According to the New York-based lawyer, who also is a British barrister, there was a second gunman who shot and killed RFK.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361455/Robert-F-Kennedy-assassin-Sirhan-Bishara-bid-freedom-claims-I-brainwashed-killing.html#ixzz1FGer7kyc



Assassin maintains he can't remember shooting RFK
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/assassin-maintains-he-can-t-remember-shooting-rfk-1.2718553

Assassin maintains he can't remember shooting RFK
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jUocy9G0wovbiAFiHHCt3rsYSkiw?docId=0cb698559d814129806a2f6434282d52
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Re: RFK assassin in bid for freedom claims 'I was brainwashed' into killing
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 10:36:17 AM »
OOH! Let's keep this away from any jury eh?

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Re: RFK assassin in bid for freedom claims 'I was brainwashed' into killing
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 11:12:47 AM »
The word "assassin" actually comes from Syrian origins where the local Shiite (Ishmaeli) warlord was angered at Saladin's (the Egyptian-based victor of the horrific evil of the First Crusades) pacifistic and conciliatory attitudes towards the fanatical, barbaric and cannibalistic marauding criminals of fascist Western European Christianism who wanted them all out of the region once and for all after the innumerable criminal outrages of their first visit. As recorded by Marco Polo, it's first Grandmaster, Hasan-i Sabbah:

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins
He describes how the "Old Man of the Mountain" (Sabbah) would drug his young followers with hashish, lead them to a "paradise", and then claim that only he had the means to allow for their return. Perceiving that Sabbah was either a prophet or some kind of magic man, his disciples, believing that only he could return them to "paradise", were fully committed to his cause and willing to carry out his every request. With his new weapons, Sabbah began to order multiple assassinations, ranging from politicians to great generals. Assassins rarely would attack ordinary citizens though and tended not to be hostile towards them.

MkUltra (http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA%20Hits/MKULTRA_CIAhits.html) like many things associated with copycat terrorist despotism, is nothing too hard to understand nor new.

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Re: RFK assassin in bid for freedom claims 'I was brainwashed' into killing
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 02:30:47 PM »
Sirhan is a political prisoner.  He may have fired some shots that wounded people in the crowd, but there is no doubt RFK was killed by bullets fired by another shooter--the security guard Thane Cesar.  Unfortunately, the last thing TPTB want is a Sirhan who is free to defend himself.  I am not optimistic for his parole chances.

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Sirhan Sirhan, convicted RFK assassin, to face parole board
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/01/california.sirhan.parole.hearing/?hpt=C1
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John Pilger Confirms Multiple RFK Shooters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ27B4bSqEw&feature=related

RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ5T7-Gr9ho

CIA Agents killed Robert Kennedy -- Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0eh0hRlfCU&feature=fvwrel
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Some one needs to hire Sirhan a bodyguard
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Perhaps Thane Cesar?

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THIS IS WILLIAM PEPPER!

HE PROVED THAT MLK WAS KILLED BY A CONSPIRACY AND THAT JAMES EARL RAY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDER WHATSOEVER!

WATCH THIS UNBELIEVABLE PATRIOT EXPOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT ONE OF THE KKK MURDERS (MLK, RFK, JFK)!\

THIS IS HUGE!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8419499993878733310
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Evidence of Revision (1 of 6) : The Assassinations of Kennedy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=666048701355447870

Evidence of Revision (2 of 6) : The "Why" of it
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5335724479269105967

Evidence of Revision (3 of 6) : LBJ, Hoover and others
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2334637168204169083

Evidence of Revision (4 of 5) : The RFK assassination as never seen
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=679700833693499618

Evidence of Revision (5 of 6) : RFK assassination, MK ULTRA
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8273110340777778333

Evidence of Revision (6 of 6) : MLK assassination
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4920540616782600949
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Was RFK's Killer Brainwashed?

More fodder for Kennedy conspiracy theorists: RFK killer Sirhan Sirhan's lawyer says that Sirhan was hypnotized when he shot Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, and that he didn't act alone. "There is no question he was hypno-programmed," said his lawyer William Pepper, who will unveil the new evidence at Sirhan's parole board hearing on Wednesday. "He was set up. He was used. He was manipulated." Despite being "hypno-programmed," Sirhan, who was convicted of the crime in 1969, did not actually perpetrate the killing, Pepper claims. "Ten independent witnesses say Sirhan was always in front of Bobby, never behind him," Pepper told ABC, "but the autopsy says Bobby was shot at close range from behind the right ear." This suggests a second gunman, according to Pepper. After the shooting, Sirhan's memories were erased, he says. Parole officials have said that hearings are not generally the place to bring up new evidence. "The board accepts as fact the guilty verdict," said a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections. "The purpose is to determine if or when an inmate can return to society." Pepper has succeeded in difficult cases before, however. In 1999, he won a case arguing that the Memphis police colluded in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  The assassins bible.
  1st. commandment........prerpare a patsy, a fall guy.
There are many levels of proffesional  hitters. I met a guy who was set up, he was in his early 20's, he had a rep as a baroom brawler, loudmouth, a would be tough guy.
 The hit men chummed up to him in a bar, acted like budys, bought him drinks, when he was hammered they drove to the apartment of their target,killed the target, then dragged the drunk into the room, placed the gun in hand, fired another shot and left him, then called the cops.
 The patsy woke up to cops kicking him and a murder charge. The arresting officer was on the pad.
Ok, small time, yes, but the methood is similar.
  Long ago the inner group, this shadow power were called the syndicate. Memphis police being a good example of one area of involvment in MLK's assassination.
  The CIA have the capacity to take down any human being on this earth. The actual hitters are ghosts, but, they have access and controll to all departments nationally.
 
Any CIA station chief will tell you under no uncertain terms, the CIA is an intelligence gathering agency only, 3 bags full. They will look you in the eye, serious as a heartattack and make this statment, never to back down.

One point, the 3K's were a threat to the elites, the light of honor has no place in the elites kingdom. 
          These 3K's were courageous,enlightened souls, they are and allways will be my matyrs.
 





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evidence of revision films are quality and so was that william pepper talk. jesussdad likes this :)

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Breslin remembers the RFK assassination

Sirhan B. Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert  F. Kennedy, will make a personal appearance before a California parole board for the first time in at least nine years on Wednesday, supported by two psychologists' reports saying he no longer poses a threat to society, his attorney said.

Wednesday will mark Sirhan's 14th parole hearing, scheduled to be held in the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, California.  Sirhan, 63, is serving a life sentence for killing Kennedy and wounding  five other persons in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

International human rights lawyer William Pepper said he became Sirhan's pro bono attorney in the fall of 2007 after he learned of the results of an audio analysis conducted on a soundtrack of the Kennedy shooting.  Pepper said he believes the  recording is evidence showing that  there was a second gun firing in addition to Sirhan's Iver-Johnson handgun.

Full Article: http://inthearena.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/02/breslin-remembers-the-rfk-assassination/

Assassin's Lawyer Says Sirhan Sirhan Was Brainwashed
http://abcnews.go.com/US/robert-kennedys-killer-sirhan-sirhan-brainwashed/story?id=13029050
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Robert Kennedy assassin denied parole

(Reuters) - Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Senator Robert Kennedy serving a life sentence for the 1968 murder, faced a parole board hearing on Wednesday and was again denied release, prison officials said.

The Palestinian-born Sirhan, 66, is imprisoned at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, California, where the hearing occurred.

He will be considered for another parole review in five years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. A statement from the department did not specify why Sirhan was denied Parole.

Sirhan was wrestled to the ground with a gun in his hand after Kennedy was shot on June 4, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the night Kennedy won the California Democratic presidential primary.

Sirhan, who immigrated with his family to the United States as a child, was initially sentenced to death for the assassination of the senator, brother to slain President John F. Kennedy.

But Sirhan's death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972, after the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional.

At a 2003 hearing where he was also denied parole, a state Board of Prison Terms panel found Sirhan's anger and ability to cope had worsened, and that he would pose a risk to society if released. He was again denied parole in 2006.

William F. Pepper is an attorney for Sirhan. Pepper previously represented James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Pepper has suggested Sirhan was brainwashed to target Kennedy. "There is no question he was hypno-programed," Pepper told ABCNews.com this week.

But at his trial, Sirhan declared that he killed Kennedy "with 20 years of malice aforethought." His motive is said to have been anger about U.S. policy in the Middle East.

In 2009, the Ambassador Hotel where Kennedy was shot was turned into a school named after the senator from New York.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/us-sirhan-hearing-idUSTRE72202S20110303



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Convicted RFK assassin victim of MK ULTRA
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2011, 11:45:28 PM »
Convicted RFK assassin says girl manipulated him
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan said in new legal papers. The documents filed this week in federal court and obtained by The Associated Press detail extensive interviews with Sirhan during the past three years, some done while he was under hypnosis. The papers point to a mysterious girl in a polka-dot dress as the controller who led Sirhan to fire a gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. But the documents suggest a second person shot and killed Kennedy while using Sirhan as a diversion. For the first time, Sirhan said under hypnosis that on a cue from the girl he went into "range mode" believing he was at a firing range and seeing circles with targets in front of his eyes. "I thought that I was at the range more than I was actually shooting at any person, let alone Bobby Kennedy," Sirhan was quoted as saying during interviews with Daniel Brown, a Harvard University professor and expert in trauma memory and hypnosis. He interviewed Sirhan for 60 hours with and without hypnosis, according to the legal brief. Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, said prosecutors were unaware of the legal filing and could not comment. The story of the girl has been a lingering theme in accounts of the events just after midnight on June 5, 1968, when Kennedy was gunned down in the hotel pantry after claiming victory in the California Democratic presidential primary. Witnesses talked of seeing such a female running from the hotel shouting, "We shot Kennedy." But she was never identified, and amid the chaos of the scene, descriptions were conflicting. Through the years, Sirhan has claimed no memory of shooting Kennedy and said in the recent interviews that his presence at the hotel was an accident, not a planned destination. Under hypnosis, he remembered meeting the girl that night and becoming smitten with her. He said she led him to the pantry. "I am trying to figure out how to hit on her.... That's all that I can think about," he says in one interview cited in the documents. "I was fascinated with her looks .... She never said much. It was very erotic. I was consumed by her. She was a seductress with an unspoken unavailability." Brown was hired by Sirhan's lawyer William F. Pepper. Pepper's associate, attorney Laurie Dusek, attended the interviews. and Brown said in the documents they both took verbatim notes because prison officials would not let them tape record nearly all the sessions. Sirhan maintained in the hypnotic interviews that the mystery girl touched him or "pinched" him on the shoulder just before he fired then spun him around to see people coming through the pantry door. "Then I was on the target range ... a flashback to the shooting range ... I didn't know that I had a gun," Sirhan said. Under what Brown called the condition of hypnotic free recall, he said Sirhan remembered seeing the flash of a second gun at the time of the assassination. Without hypnosis, he said, Sirhan could not remember that shot. Pepper, a New York lawyer with an international practice, previously tried to prove that James Earl Ray was not the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. The lawyer said he is convinced that Sirhan was a victim of a mind control project such as those used by the CIA in the 1960s. He is seeking an evidentiary hearing to exonerate Sirhan in Kennedy's killing. Dusek said in an interview that Sirhan was hypnotized for perhaps 30 percent of the interviews, most of which had to be done through a glass partition with Brown talking to him on a phone. Only when Sirhan was moved from the state prison at Corcoran to his current location at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga were they allowed face-to-face visits, she said, and a few of those were recorded. Other portions of the motion allege suppression of ballistics evidence and the autopsy report, and claim ineffective assistance of counsel. It contends previous lawyers for Sirhan accepted from the start that he was the lone shooter, settled on a defense of diminished capacity and did not seek other avenues of defense. During the trial, Sirhan tried to confess to killing Kennedy "with 20 years of malice aforethought," but the judge rejected the blurted statement. A large portion of the new documents seek to prove the bullets that hit Kennedy came from a different direction than the spot where Sirhan was standing. The papers do not name any other possible shooter. Sirhan was denied parole in March by a panel that said he had not shown sufficient remorse for the killing.

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2011, 11:51:05 PM »
It is a sad thing indeed that this man who was so obviously manipulated into the position of patsy cannot get a rehearing even 43 years later. His story is a lesson to us all that justice is a joke for anyone accused by the system.

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Re: Convicted RFK assassin victim of MK ULTRA
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2011, 11:54:51 PM »
"Pepper, a New York lawyer with an international practice, previously tried to prove that James Earl Ray was not the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. "

HE DID PROVE IT!

THE COURT FOUND THE STATE GUILTY OF THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF JAMES EARL RAY BECAUSE HE WAS CONVICTED AND INCARCERATED ILLEGLLY!
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Re: Convicted RFK assassin victim of MK ULTRA
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2011, 04:25:17 PM »
http://portal.tds.net/news/read.php?ps=1018&rip_id=%3CD9MSUIC01%40news.ap.org%3E&_LT=HOME_LARSDCCLM_UNEWS

By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent The Associated Press
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan said in new legal papers.

The documents filed this week in federal court and obtained by The Associated Press detail extensive interviews with Sirhan during the past three years, some done while he was under hypnosis.

The papers point to a mysterious girl in a polka-dot dress as the controller who led Sirhan to fire a gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel.
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Sirhan maintained in the hypnotic interviews that the mystery girl touched him or "pinched" him on the shoulder just before he fired then spun him around to see people coming through the pantry door.

"Then I was on the target range ... a flashback to the shooting range ... I didn't know that I had a gun," Sirhan said.
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A large portion of the new documents seek to prove the bullets that hit Kennedy came from a different direction than the spot where Sirhan was standing. The papers do not name any other possible shooter.


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RFK incident has more peculiarities than JFK. Some Irish guy did a great documentary on it a few years ago.
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RFK incident has more peculiarities than JFK. Some Irish guy did a great documentary on it a few years ago.

RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dueHTalAOWE
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Robert F. Kennedy
Day of Affirmation Address at Cape Town University
"A Tiny Ripple of Hope"
Delivered 6 June 1966, Jameson Hall, Cape Town, South Africa
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/rfkcapetown.htm



Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Vice Chancellor, Professor Robertson, Mr. Diamond, Mr. Daniel, and Ladies and Gentlemen:

I come here this evening because of my deep interest and affection for a land settled by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century, then taken over by the British, and at last independent; a land in which the native inhabitants were at first subdued, but relations with whom remain a problem to this day; a land which defined itself on a hostile frontier; a land which has tamed rich natural resources through the energetic application of modern technology; a land which once the importer of slaves, and now must struggle to wipe out the last traces of that former bondage. I refer, of course, to the United States of America.

But I am glad to come here -- and my wife and I and all of our party are glad to come here to South Africa, and we're glad to come to Cape Town. I am already greatly enjoying my stay and my visit here. I am making an effort to meet and exchange views with people of all walks of life, and all segments of South African opinion, including those who represent the views of the government.

Today I am glad to meet with the National Union of South African Students. For a decade, NUSAS has stood and worked for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- principles which embody the collective hopes of men of good will all around the globe. Your work at home and in international student affairs has brought great credit to yourselves and to your country. I know the National Student Association in the United States feels a particularly close relationship with this organization.

And I wish to thank especially Mr. Ian Robertson, who first extended the invitation on behalf of NUSAS. I wish to thank him for his kindness to me in inviting me. I am very sorry that he can not be with us here this evening. I was happy to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with him earlier this evening. And I presented him with a copy of Profiles in Courage which was a book that was written by President John Kennedy and was signed to him by President Kennedy's widow, Mrs. John Kennedy.

This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty. We stand here in the name of freedom. At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, all groups and states exist for that person's benefit. Therefore, the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any Western society.

The first element of this individual liberty is the freedom of speech: the right to express and communicate ideas, to set oneself apart from the dumb beasts of field and forest; the right to recall governments to their duties and to their  obligations; above all, the right to affirm one's membership and allegiance to the body politic -- to society -- to the men with whom we share our land, our heritage, and our children's future.

Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men's lives. Everything that makes man's life worthwhile -- family, work, education, a place to rear one's children and a place to rest one's head -- all this depends on the decisions of government; all can be swept away by a government which does not heed the demands of its people, and I mean all of its people. Therefore, the essential humanity of man can be protected and preserved only where government must answer -- not just to the wealthy, not just to those of a particular religion, not just to those of a particular race, but to all of the people.

And even government by the consent of the governed, as in our own Constitution, must be limited in its power to act against its people, so that there may be no interference with the right to worship, but also no interference with the security of the home; no arbitrary imposition of pains or penalties on an ordinary citizen by officials high or low; no restriction on the freedom of men to seek education, or to seek work or opportunity of any kind, so that each man may become all that he is capable of becoming.

These -- These are the sacred rights of Western society. These were the essential differences between us and Nazi Germany, as they were between Athens and Persia.

They are the essence of our differences with communism today. I am unalterably opposed to communism because it exalts the State over the individual and over the family; and because its system contains a lack of freedom of speech, of protest, of religion, and of the press, which is characteristic of a totalitarian regime. The way of opposition to communism, however, is not to imitate its dictatorship, but to enlarge individual human freedoms. There are those in every land who would label as Communist every threat to their privilege. But may I say to you as I have seen on my travels in all sections of the world, reform is not communism. And the denial of freedom, in whatever name, only strengthens the very communism it claims to oppose.

Many nations have set forth their own definitions and declarations of these principles. And there have often been wide and tragic gaps between promise and performance, ideal and reality. Yet the great ideals have constantly recalled us to our own duties. And with painful slowness, we in the United States have extended and enlarged the meaning and the practice of freedom to all of our people.

For two centuries, my own country has struggled to overcome the self-imposed handicap of prejudice and discrimination based on nationality, on social class or race -- discrimination profoundly repugnant to the theory and to the command of our Constitution. Even as my father grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, signs told him: "No Irish Need Apply." Two generations later President Kennedy became the first Irish Catholic, and the first Catholic, to head the nation; but how many men of ability had, before 1961, been denied the opportunity to contribute to the nation's progress because they were Catholic or because they were of Irish extraction? How many sons of Italian or Jewish or Polish parents slumbered in the slums -- untaught, unlearned, their potential lost forever to our nation and to the human race? Even today, what price will we pay before we have assured full opportunity to millions of Negro Americans?

In the last five years we have done more to assure equality to our Negro citizens, and to help the deprived both white and black, than in the hundred years before that time. But much, much more remains to be done. For there are millions of Negroes untrained for the simplest of jobs, and thousands every day denied their full and equal rights under the law; and the violence of the disinherited, the insulted, the injured, looms over the streets of Harlem and of Watts and of the South Side Chicago.

But a Negro American trains now as an astronaut, one of mankind's first explorers into outer space; another is the chief barrister of the United States government, and dozens sit on the benches of our court; and another, Dr. Martin Luther King, is the second man of African descent to win the Nobel Peace Prize1 for his nonviolent efforts for social justice between all of the races.

We have passed laws prohibiting -- We have passed laws prohibiting discrimination in education, in employment, in housing, but these laws alone cannot overcome the heritage of centuries -- of broken families and stunted children, and poverty and degradation and pain.

So the road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside all of us. We are committed to peaceful and nonviolent change, and that is important to all to understand -- though change is unsettling. Still, even in the turbulence of protest and struggle is greater hope for the future, as men learn to claim and achieve for themselves the rights formerly petitioned from others.

And most important of all, all of the panoply of government power has been committed to the goal of equality before the law, as we are now committing ourselves to the achievement of equal opportunity in fact. We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.

We recognize that there are problems and obstacles before the fulfillment of these ideals in the United States, as we recognize that other nations, in Latin America and in Asia and in Africa, have their own political, economic, and social problems, their unique barriers to the elimination of injustices.

In some, there is concern that change will submerge the rights of a minority, particularly where that minority is of a different race than that of the majority. We in the United States believe in the protection of minorities; we recognize the contributions that they can make and the leadership that they can provide; and we do not believe that any people -- whether majority or minority, or individual human beings -- are "expendable" in the cause of theory or of policy. We recognize also that justice between men and nations is imperfect, and the humanity sometimes progresses very slowly indeed.

All do not develop in the same manner and at the same pace. Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others -- and that is not our intention. What is important, however, is that all nations must march toward increasing freedom, toward justice for all, toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its people -- whatever their race -- and the demands that the world of immense and dizzying change that face us all.

In a few hours, the plane that brought me to this country crossed over oceans and countries which have been a crucible of human history. In minutes we traced migrations of men over thousands of years; seconds, the briefest glimpse, and we passed battlefields on which millions of men once struggled and died. We could see no national boundaries, no vast gulfs or high walls dividing people from people; only nature and the works of man -- homes and factories and farms -- everywhere reflecting Man's common effort to enrich his life. Everywhere new technology and communications brings men and nations closer together, the concerns of one inevitably becomes the concerns of all. And our new closeness is stripping away the false masks, the illusion of differences which is the root of injustice and of hate and of war. Only earthbound man still clings to the dark and poisoning superstition that his world is bounded by the nearest hill, his universe ends at river shore, his common humanity is enclosed in the tight circle of those who share his town or his views and the color of his skin.

It is -- It is your job, the task of young people in this world, to strip the last remnants of that ancient, cruel belief from the civilization of man.

Each nation has different obstacles and different goals, shaped by the vagaries of history and of experience. Yet as I talk to young people around the world, I am impressed not by the diversity but by the closeness of their goals, their desires and their concerns and their hope for the future. There is discrimination in New York, the racial inequality of apartheid in South Africa, and serfdom in the mountains of Peru. People starve to death in the streets of India; a former Prime Minister is summarily executed in the Congo; intellectuals go to jail in Russia, and thousands are slaughtered in Indonesia; wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere in the world.

These are different evils, but they are the common works of man. They reflect the imperfections of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, the defectiveness of our sensibility toward the sufferings of our fellows; they mark the limit of our ability to use knowledge for the well-being of our fellow human beings throughout the world. And therefore they call upon common qualities of conscience and indignation, a shared determination to wipe away the unnecessary sufferings of our fellow human beings at home and around the world.

It is these qualities which make of our youth today the only true international community. More than this, I think that we could agree on what kind of a world we would all want to build. It would be a world of independent nations, moving toward international community, each of which protected and respected the basic human freedoms. It would be a world which demanded of each government that it accept its responsibility to insure social justice. It would be a world of constantly accelerating economic progress -- not material welfare as an end in/of itself, but as a means to liberate the capacity of every human being to pursue his talents and to pursue his hopes. It would, in short, be a world that we would all be proud to have built.

Just to the north of here are lands of challenge and of opportunity, rich in natural resources -- land and minerals and people. Yet they are also lands confronted by the greatest odds -- overwhelming ignorance, internal tensions and strife, and great obstacles of climate and geography. Many of these nations, as colonies, were oppressed and were exploited. Yet they have not estranged themselves from the broad traditions of the West; they are hoping and they are gambling their progress and their stability on the chance that we will meet our responsibilities to them to help them overcome their poverty.

In the world we would like to build, South Africa could play an outstanding role, and a role of leadership in that effort. This country is without question a preeminent repository of the wealth and the knowledge and the skill of this continent. Here are the greater part of Africa's research scientists and steel production, most of its reservoirs of coal and of electric power. Many South Africans have made major contributions to African technical development and world science. The names of some are known wherever men seek to eliminate the ravages of tropical disease and of pestilence. In your faculties and councils, here in this very audience, are hundreds and thousands of men and women who could transform the lives of millions for all time to come.

But the help and the leadership of South Africa or of the United States cannot be accepted if we, within our own country or in our relationships with others, deny individual integrity, human dignity, and the common humanity of man. If we would lead outside our own borders, if we would help those who need our assistance, if we would meet our responsibilities to mankind, we must first, all of us, demolish the borders which history has erected between men within our own nations -- barriers of race and religion, social class and ignorance.

Our answer is the world's hope: It is to rely on youth. The cruelties and the obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans. It cannot be moved by those who cling to a present which is already dying, who prefer the illusion of security to the excitement and danger which comes with even the most peaceful progress.

This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease -- a man like the Chancellor of this University.

It is a revolutionary world that we all live in, and thus, as I have said in Latin America and in Asia and in Europe and in my own country, the United States, it is the young people who must take the lead. Thus, you, and your young compatriots everywhere, have had thrust upon you a greater burden of responsibility than any generation that has ever lived.

"There is," said an Italian philosopher, "nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the -- in the introduction of a new order of things."2 Yet this is the measure of the task of your generation, and the road is strewn with many dangers.

First, is the danger of futility: the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant Reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that "all men are created equal."

"Give me a place to stand," said Archimedes, "and I will move the world." These men moved the world, and so can we all. Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and then the total -- all of these acts -- will be written in the history of this generation.

Thousands of Peace Corps volunteers are making a difference in the isolated villages and the city slums of dozens of countries. Thousands of unknown men and women in Europe resisted the occupation of the Nazis and many died, but all added to the ultimate strength and freedom of their countries. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage such as these that the belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

"If Athens shall appear great to you," said Pericles, "consider then that her glories were purchased by valiant men, and by men who learned their duty." That is the source of all greatness in all societies, and it is the key to progress in our time.

The second danger is that of expediency: of those who say that hopes and beliefs must bend before immediate necessities. Of course, if we must act effectively we must deal with the world as it is. We must get things done. But if there was one thing that President Kennedy stood for that touched the most profound feeling of young people around the world, it was the belief that idealism, high aspirations, and deep convictions are not incompatible with the most practical and efficient of programs -- that there is no basic inconsistency between ideals and realistic possibilities, no separation between the deepest desires of heart and of mind and the rational application of human effort to human problems. It is not realistic or hardheaded to solve problems and take action unguided by ultimate moral aims and values, although we all know some who claim that it is so. In my judgment, it is thoughtless folly. For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief -- forces ultimately more powerful than all of the calculations of our economists or of our generals. Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence. But we also know that only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.

It is this new idealism which is also, I believe, the common heritage of a generation which has learned that while efficiency can lead to the camps at Auschwitz, or the streets of Budapest, only the ideals of humanity and love can climb the hills of the Acropolis.

And a third danger is timidity. Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world -- which yields most painfully to change. Aristotle tells us: "At the Olympic games it is not the finest or the strongest men who are crowned, but those who enter the lists." "So, too, in the life of the honorable and the good it is they who act rightly who win the prize."3 I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world.

For the fortunate amongst us, the fourth danger, my friends, is comfort, the temptation to follow the easy and familiar paths of personal ambition and financial success so grandly spread before those who have the privilege of an education. But that is not the road history has marked out for us. There is a Chinese curse which says, "May he live in interesting times." Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind. And everyone here will ultimately be judged, will ultimately judge himself, on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort.

So we part, I to my country and you to remain. We are, if a man of 40 can claim the privilege, fellow members of the world's largest younger generation. Each of us have our own work to do. I know at times you must feel very alone with your problems and with your difficulties. But I want to say how I -- impressed I am with the stand -- with what you stand for and for the effort that you are making; and I say this not just for myself, but men and women all over the world. And I hope you will often take heart from the knowledge that you are joined with your fellow young people in every land, they struggling with their problems and you with yours, but all joined in a common purpose; that, like the young people of my own country and of every country that I have visited, you are all in many ways more closely united to the brothers of your time than to the older generations in any of these nations. You're determined to build a better future.

President Kennedy was speaking to the young people of America, but beyond them to young people everywhere, when he said: "the energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it; and the glow from that fire can truly light the world." And, he added, "With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."4

I thank you.

Notes:

1 Ralph Bunche, Ph.D. (1950), an African-American political theorist, an early and influential leader of the Civil Rights movement, and United Nations envoy in Palestine during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and Albert John Luthuli (1960) of South Africa, a Zulu Chieftain and devout lay minister in the Methodist faith tradition, were the first and second men "of African descent" -- indeed, the first individuals "of color" -- to win the Nobel Prize for Peace. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the third.

2 Niccoli Machiavelli, The Prince

3 Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter 8.  Kennedy takes some liberties with Aristotle's actual language (as translated into English) and not without axiological consequence. Aristotle places the emphasis on action per se, ("...so those who act win, and rightly win, the noble and good things in life.") with the justification for winning following logically from the fact of merely committing to action. Kennedy places the moral qualifier "rightly" in conjunction with action, thereby suggesting that it is "right action" -- not merely action itself -- that justifies the victor. Three years earlier, John F. Kennedy used the same quotation, albeit more faithfully to the original, in his Vanderbilt Convocation Address.

4 John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately

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Sirhan was controlled. A patsy, his direct controller I beleive was a woman.
Oswald was also under the hammer of the CIA-offshoots.
MLK, involved a variety of agencys, clever fkooos., all.
Our underwear bomber is the one that reeks of CIA humor, attaching a flamable to his testicles, and it worked, the people entered the fear zone immediatelty.
WMD's, lifee threatning factoriys of death, satelite photos, the whole enchalada prepeared, and the faces to pull it of with the UN' blessing.
The gulf of Tonkin, a con LBj used to begin bombing N.V. erqadication. Hail the MIC.
The real esate bubble is a major contibutor to our failed economy, not hte wars.
The Pentagon misplaced 2.3 trillion dollars, its lost and will never be investigated.
 Not one of these facts will be seen oon the elites MSM, if mentiond at all it will be a one liner and avoided therer after.
 Does anyone wonder why the silent majoirty has not so much as questionedt these events. FEAR of the truth.

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5