Two Presidents Pt. 2

Think about President Kennedy’s words to American University, 1963… relevant today?

“I have chosen this time and this place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth is too rarely perceived-yet it is the most important topic on earth: world peace.

Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable, that mankind is doomed, that we are gripped by forces we cannot control.

What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave.

I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children-not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”

 

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6 Comments

  1. Dear Haskell,

    As always you envision something truly beautiful , the big picture of a world at peace not governed by fear and brutality .

    It is also my wish for the future as I remain an optimist.

    with much love

  2. Please, please, please post these on Twitter and spread the word. This was very beautiful and my hope is that your words will be heard by all.

    If you ever, ever, ever want an aide to work with you on any of your projects… Available anytime for free! Would be honored.

    Stacy

  3. Dear Stacy,

    Thank you for your suggestion about Twitter and any other way that you can do to spread the word will make a difference.

    There is a great movie out called Citizen Four, it was directed by a woman who had long talks with the traitor/patriot Snowden.

    Take it easy but take it,
    Haskell

  4. At the personal level, if some sort of peace can be experienced and acknowledged, there’s hope for working towards something more collective.
    Till then, it’s a phrase that has no ooomph, a wish over a birthday candle.

    Cause when it comes to face to face, only those who know, can begin to work with any form of authenticity.

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