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June 4th 1968
I visited the El Cortez Hotel in downtown San Diego last evening near dusk. On June 4th, 1968 (44 years ago) I went to see
Senator Robert F. Kennedy speak there with my mother and one of my sisters. I was 11 years old at the time. As his open
convertible was pulling out of the hotel's parking garage several of his personal body guards (the Secret Service were not
as yet assigned to protect presidential candidates until AFTER he was assassinated) noticed that he was standing to wave at
the crowd. They grabbed him and forced him back into his seat. When he landed, I lunged across the barrier ropes and grabbed
him by the lapel and tie. He looked right at me and smiled broadly. Then someone lightly tapped my hand several times until I
let go. But, I will never forget his smile--his warmth. He seemed to draw energy from human contact. I definitely drew energy
from it.

The next night (44 years ago today) I watched his life force leak inexorably from his head wound. As we watched through the
night, keeping a vigil, I know that I wasn't alone in feeling that perhaps he would pull through if we just kept hope. And then, he
was gone.



"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."

James Hepburn -- Farewell America (1968)

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller
Keith Millea Wrote:
What he said.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
Thane Eugene Cesar. Deep angel of death...
Another sad anniversary. Our last best hope. Bobby.
Greg, I knew he would not make it from the second I heard he was shot. I was numb for a year. Still sad.

Two months ago a friend I have had since 1973 during a disagreement over music censorship threw in how great it was that RFK had been killed.
I have not called him since and will not. Prior to that we'd talk at least weekly. Since I know he will never apologise I will not contact him.
I used to put up with more bs then I am now willing to. Life's too short for that level of irrational anger.

Albert Doyle Wrote:Thane Eugene Cesar. Deep angel of death...

Doubt it.
Charles Drago Wrote:Doubt it.

He lied about the gun.
Cesar was a fallback patsy. The "drew his gun to protect RFK" lie would have been expand to "and accidently shot RFK while trying to return fire" if necessary.

In addition, non-deep politics-informed interest in Cesar directs attention away from the likely scenario AND thickens the cover-up's protective coating of cognitive dissonance.
I passed through Brothers at this point last night.

Having read the Turner-Christian, Klaber-Melanson, and Shane O'Sullivan books, seen the work of Thomas Noguchi and the acoustics test, how precious that Manny Pena and Hank Hernandez of the LAPD who ran SUS and ran over anybody not fingering Sirhan were AID/CIA.

How precious that Cesar's H & R 922 was not sold before this night and matched the signature of five of the thirteen shots.

Of course he may merely be a plausible firebreak.

What's clear is that Sirhan didn't fire any shot point-blank from behind Robert Kennedy.

The beast in the mists could not abide examination by this man.

Its carping harpies and shrieking fairies of the media (yoohoo, Chris Matthews) will not do the duty of the fourth estate, what these poseurs tout poutingly, "speaking truth to power."

Thing like that could get you killed.

As the Brothers understood down to the ground.

Petition some apparatchik for a "new trial" for Sirhan?

Under a POTUS who screens Joannides from the solar power he touts?

Seize the day; no quarter for liars.
RFK dropped to the floor right around the same instant Thane Eugene Cesar was right behind him with his gun drawn. There's only a brief instant the shot could have been fired with the players all in set positions.

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