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LBJ symbolism at Bobby's funeral

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posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:34 PM
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History Uncut: Ted Kennedy's Eulogy for Bobby, 1968
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at exactly 1:44 into it LBJ puts his right hand up, symbolic of a gun with the index finger and thumb, to his mouth and rubs the side of his mouth three times just after Ted Kennedy says "that's what he leaves us (Bobby dead)".

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Satyagraha]




posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:43 PM
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I thought he sat there trying to catch someones attention but when you said quickly you sure meant quickly
I just see it as he has an itch, can you elaborate on what you think this symbolizes?? I see where you're going with the whole LBJ vs. RFK deal though.



posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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Maybe he's saying that Ted will be the 3rd to go.

Or maybe it's in relation to JFK's death, 3 bullets.



posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 11:10 PM
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LBJ was scratching his lip with his forefinger.

Try it yourself.

I can hardly think of a more innocuous gesture.

I must say that that was the last time I felt any sympathy for Ted Kennedy.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I must say that that was the last time I felt any sympathy for Ted Kennedy.



Someone should contact him with what he said during that Eulogy and ask him does he still believe in what he read out. I know that RFK wrote it and it's not Ted's work, but he did read it out.




"There is discrimination in this world and slavery and slaughter and starvation. Governments repress their people; millions are trapped in poverty while the nation grows rich and wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere. These are differing evils, but they are the common works of man. They reflect the imperfection of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, our lack of sensibility towards the suffering of our fellows. But we can perhaps remember -- even if only for a time -- that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek -- as we do -- nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.

Surely, this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something. Surely, we can learn, at least, to look at those around us as fellow men. And surely we can begin to work a little harder to bind up the wounds among us and to become in our own hearts brothers and countrymen once again. The answer is to rely on youth -- not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. The cruelties and obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to the obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans. They cannot be moved by those who cling to a present that is already dying, who prefer the illusion of security to the excitement and danger that come with even the most peaceful progress.

It is a revolutionary world we live in, and this generation at home and around the world has had thrust upon it a greater burden of responsibility than any generation that has ever lived. Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills. 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; a young woman reclaimed the territory of France; and it was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and the 32 year-old Thomas Jefferson who [pro]claimed that "all men are created equal."

These men moved the world, and so can we all. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. *It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is 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 that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Few 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 a world that yields most painfully to change. And I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the moral conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the globe.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:15 AM
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For the fortunate among us, there is the temptation to follow the easy and familiar paths of personal ambition and financial success so grandly spread before those who enjoy the privilege of education. But that is not the road history has marked out for us. Like it or not, we live in times of danger and uncertainty. But they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history. All of us will ultimately be judged, and as the years pass we will surely judge ourselves on the effort we have contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which our ideals and goals have shaped that event.

*The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American Society.* Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live."




Incredible.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:28 AM
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Imagine having to deliver such a speech in front of LBJ, knowing LBJ had something to do with at least one of his brother's deaths.

Ted would have known there was a shadowy elite running things. I just don't understand why he didn't go on the attack and make the truth known, or even fight in his own little way, but it seems like he sold out.



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