RFK Jr. Might Become President. But He Can't Be the Leader. That Must Come from Elsewhere.
Kennedy, like his father, is pragmatic. What's needed is direct action: Speaking out. Keeping all politicians in check. People need to exercise their leadership every day.
If you want to govern the people,
you must place yourself below them.
If you want to lead the people,
you must learn how to follow them.
--Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching
RFK Jr. recently tweeted: “It is dawning on mainstream figures like Anthony Fauci that their Covid policies were a public health disaster. Lots of us are angry about the mandates, the lockdowns, the censorship, the insanity. But we need to avoid the toxic quagmire of retribution and blame and focus on ensuring this never happens again. Clean up the regulatory agencies, get corporate money out of public health, and guarantee free, open, uncensored public and scientific discourse.”
In face of criticism, the following day, he seemed to buck up: “Of course, officials who betrayed the public trust must not be allowed to hold power. I will remove them from their positions and, if laws were broken, my attorney general will prosecute.”
In the current, at times seemingly tragic scheme of things, having a politician who is somewhat responsive to his apparent base is probably a relatively good thing.
It's up to that base to assert itself at every opportunity.
It was a few activists with CovidOrigins.org with “Jail Fauci” t-shirts at a Congressional hearing on Covid origins who recently highlighted the need to hold government officials accountable — see video by decensored.news:
But, given our system, the work of “leadership” is never done. RFK Jr. would go on to tweet about corporate capture as the main problem. That’s certainly a major problem, but it may well not be the central issue for Covid origins given the biowarfare dimension of the issue. The issue becomes one of military, three letter agencies and geopolitics (which are doubtlessly interlinked with Big Pharma.)
My attempted to challenge Kennedy regarding Israel has so far not borne fruit.
If something like our current form of “representative democracy” is going to work in a good way, people will have to continually keep politicians in check, including those they “back”. Indeed, holding a politician accountable is probably the best way to “support” them.
RFK Jr.’s much revered father was a pragmatic politician. In 1967, he refused to challenge incumbent Lyndon Johnson for the presidency despite being asked by many in the antiwar movement. This was at a time when it seemed a forgone conclusion that Johnson could not be seriously challenged.
Only after Sen. Eugene McCarthy stunningly nearly defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire primary in March of 1968 with teams of antiwar volunteers did Kennedy swiftly enter the race — and, almost as quickly, Johnson then announced he would not seek reelection.
Notably, Biden and the DNC have seemed to position themselves to prevent a repeat of this. They have made South Carolina the first primary. One wonders if this was done with an eye to Kennedy getting into the race this year. As I have documented, the 2020 Democratic primary process was manipulated to an incredible degree.
See RFK on Face the Nation in November of 1967:
It’s easy to get hung up on the “historic figures” but it was the people who propelled McCarthy’s candidacy and nearly cut short the horrors of the US war on Vietnam who did what few thought was possible.
The US is the definition of Mussolini's ideal fascist state: an indistinguishable corporate/governmental blend and, it doesn't matter what party is in seeming control. Between the Deep State (aka by Col. Vindman as the interagency consensus) and the military-industrial or pharmaceutical-industrial complex, one trick ponies like RFK Jr. aren't going to meaningful change things. The very fact he's running as an independent means he identifies with the Dem Party sufficiently, even on a legacy basis that at best, he'll make modest course corrections. It's not been the party of his father for essentially two generations, much less that of FDR.
thanks for this Sam, but RFK Jr and Wakefield, anti-vax stuff being conflated with huge big pharma concerns, is so distasteful to me. Of course, a lot of other RFK stuff is solid, but jesus, why can't we have a well sorted lefty ish candidate, like Sanders but a bit younger. (yes, Sanders isn't perfect but in the US, he's Emma Goldman and Trotsky combined ;-) ).