Barack Obama named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate

By | 2018-08-07T13:42:10+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Oh, the awards just never stop for the greatest President ever, do they?

Courtesy of The Hill:

Former President Obama has been named a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate.

The award honors global leaders for “their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.”

“Bobby Kennedy was one of my heroes,” Obama said in the release. “I first got into public service because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself, believing that my own salvation was bound up with the salvation of others.”

“That’s something he expressed far better than I ever could when he talked about the power that comes from acting on our ideals, those ripples of hope that can ‘sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance,’” he added. “That’s what I’m determined to help inspire and cultivate over the rest of my career.”

Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy, will be giving out the awards in December.

I have lost track of how many awards Obama has received so far since he left office, and while he was still in office, but I think they are now approaching double digits. 

And each and every one of them have been well deserved. 

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Oops, just another award that Obama received that trump will never get. Hope someone sends him a tweet about this and ruin his “vacation”.

    Remember when trump told us he will never take a vacation because he is too busy working, ha ha, another lie to add to the pile.

    How much is this “vacation” to his own property going to cost us?

  2. Dinty August 7, 2018 at 6:54 am
    • Anon August 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Oh hell naw!

  3. anon August 8, 2018 at 8:02 am

    OT? “Christiane Amanpour takes you back to her interview with official portraitists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, whose paintings of the Obamas now hang in the National Portrait Gallery. She also revisits her interview with civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson about the new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama that names some of the over 4,000 lynching victims in America.”

    https://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-amy-sherald-kehinde-wiley-and-bryan-stevenson-mwch8e/

  4. DR August 8, 2018 at 10:30 am

    FB>”I have recently said and written several times that we are in the midst of a great and possibly decisive battle for the soul of our country. I do not say this lightly. I say it because I believe it.
    But to think that there hasn’t been big challenges before, for this nation, and all nations, is to lose sight of some important perspective. So I have been on the lookout for resonance from the past, often in literature and particularly in poetry. Today, I came across some words that stirred me and I wanted to share with yout.
    It’s a verse adaptation by the Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney of a play by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It’s titled “The Cure At Troy:”
    It spoke to me with a feeling that can seem rare these days but which we must endeavor to nurture: Hope. I share some excerpts here.
    Human beings suffer,
    they torture one another,
    they get hurt and get hard…
    History says, Don’t hope
    on this side of the grave.
    But then, once in a lifetime
    the longed for tidal wave
    of justice can rise up,
    and hope and history rhyme.
    So hope for a great sea-change
    on the far side of revenge.
    Believe that a further shore
    is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    and cures and healing wells.
    Believe in hope. As in the times of the old Greeks, and has been true so many times through the arc of history, for our country in this time of peril, hope mixed with resolve should be our polar star.”
    Dan the Man Rather

    • Anon August 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philoctetes_(Sophocles_play)

      “The concept of having a moral high ground is a key aspect in this play. The play makes the spectator question what morality means to each man. Furthermore, the play makes one question the struggle between what is right for the individual versus what is right for the group. It is possible that this struggle is irreconcilable. More specifically, one can see this struggle by looking at what has happened to Philoctetes versus what the Greeks need”

    • ANON August 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

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