Posted by: Dr Churchill | April 10, 2021

RFK’s day of realization of the existence of extreme poverty in our own rather wealthy country…

On this day back in 1967 — Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] from Boston MA, the younger brother of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy [JFK], visited the Mississippi Delta alongside Marian Wright Edelman and the Democratic Senator from Philadelphia PA, Joseph S. Clark, all traveling on a mission to witness & investigate reports of extreme poverty in our prosperous land…

Naturally, they found more than they had bargained for, as they witnessed despair, starvation, and severe neglectfulness of its citizens and of its people, emanating from the American government seated in comfort in the far away & distant capital of Washington DC…

When the senators returned to Washington — they immediately advocated for reforming all the food assistance programs, while also proposing new ones.

It was an experience that deeply shaped the thinking and of course the subsequent actions of Bobby Kennedy’s public service work:

“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.”

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

As I have personally witnessed over the last few years — the very same issues exist today and are further augmented by the vast wealth disparities that exist between the rich and the poor in our country today and the growing chasm of the Billionaire class that defies characterization as immoral and unethical in their fury of accumulating so much more than is ever possible to utilize over thousand of lifetimes — as if that was even possible.

We must change things around here soonest, because obscene wealth is an affront to Humanity and must be checked…

Especially when we have one homeless person mostly veterans passing away each and every minute of the day, in our America today.

No matter whether they die from exposure, from narcotics, from overdose or from medical conditions — the fact remains that almost all of these deaths are preventable, premature and unnecessary.

Unjust as “fvck” too…


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