Friday, November 06, 2009

They keep killing our heroes

Listening to my favourite show on Radio 4, Desert Island Discs, and they've got Jerry Springer on which is an unexpectedly interesting listen. He's talking about working for Bobby Kennedy (another political hero of mine) and how he felt when they killed Martin Luther King and then Bobby. I just felt the impact of how suddenly the purity of the 60's where everything was possible and hopeful - where people felt that they could save the world, change minds and times, stop wars and make peace - was smacked with despair and desolation by these deaths. Because a few horrid men somewhere in a distant room made the decision to kill our heroes.

Even today, we allow these shadows to keep killing our heroes and taking away our champions. The real ones, not the glorified icons of today. I am going to do what I can to make it stop.