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Thursday June 6, 1968
The Day The United States Died

by Mark R. Elsis,, July 8, 2001

"Fear not the path of truth
for the lack of people walking on it."

Right after delivering a rousing speech to an overflowing ballroom of exuberant campaign supporters thanking them for helping him win the big prize of the California Democratic primary for President, the junior Senator from New York State, Robert Francis Kennedy was shot at by an assassin four times within a couple of inches. He was wounded by three of the bullets with the fourth bullet going through his jacket. The exact time was 12:15am Wednesday morning June 5, 1968. The location was the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. I was only a 10 year old boy back then, but I somehow knew the day Bobby Kennedy died, the next day, Thursday June 6, 1968, was the day the United States died.

If this assassination of Bobby Kennedy didn't happen, he would have been the Democratic presidential nominee in 1968, he then would have faced the Republican presidential nominee, Richard Milhouse Nixon, in the November election. Bobby most likely would have won and been the next President of the United States. Since Bobby was opposed to the Viet Nam War ( police action ), this would have put an end to it in 1969 instead of 1975.

This death by assassination of Bobby Kennedy occurred only 63 days after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis and also less then 5 years after his older brother, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas.

The United States has never been the same since. The dreams of a better, more democratic life for all Americans was brutally slain over and over and over again. We were then and we still are living in a fascistic country that is run by an evil military industrial corporate complex that assassinate leaders for not playing ball, their war machine ball. On Monday December 8, 1980 the demonic force struck again, this time assassinating the greatest singer songwriter and the most influential political artist of our time, John Lennon.

"What is objectionable,
what is dangerous about extremists
is not that they are extreme,
but that they are intolerant."

I discovered an interesting fact about the last three major assassinations, King, Kennedy and Lennon were all executed during the time of a lame duck presidency. President Lyndon Baines Johnson became a lame duck on March 31, 1968 when he said he would not run for reelection even if the Democrats wanted him to. Four days later Martin was assassinated. Sixty-three days later Bobby was assassinated. On November 4, 1980 President James Earl Carter lost the presidential election to Ronald Wilson Reagan, thus becoming a lame duck. Thirty-four days later the heartbeat of music for a generation, John Winston Lennon was assassinated.

In every single major assassination these black-op conspirator killers have actually had the balls to blame it on some poor deranged lone gunman. They have had a patsy or a mind controlled Manchurian candidate fall guy for the last four assassinations. Lee Harvey Oswald for President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, James Earl Ray for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sirhan Bishara Sirhan for Senator Robert Francis Kennedy and Mark David Chapman for John Winston Lennon.

No one has since dared to speak out too loud or long about the multitude of critical environmental problems or the vastly unjust inequality that exists for most of the people on Earth. Everyone now is pretty much, playing ball. There was only one person left in America who could have really upset the status quo if he wished to. Then ever so conveniently on July 16, 1999 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior's plane took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean.

"Few of us will have the will 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."

Bless you Bobby for finally understanding the needs of all Americans, especially the poorer discriminated southern blacks. Bless you Bobby for finally realizing the needlessness of the Viet Nam war and promising to end it if you became President. Bless you Bobby for having the courage to run for President when you knew what would most likely happen to you, and it did, on Thursday June 6, 1968, the day you and the United States died.

Six people were shot in the kitchen pantry that night. Lying on the floor, shot three times, Bobby last audible words were "Is everybody okay?"

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage
and belief that human history is shaped.
Each time a person 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."

From his speech on June 6, 1966 at the UN

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