Who Will Figure Out How to Drive Him From the Race?
There was an article I put on twitter about the connection between his voice disorder and other psychological disorders. He seems to have a thought disorder. There's only so much I can say ethically. But thought disorder is disqualifying for a president In my opinion. It's a hard job.
I adore your work.
(Apropos of nothing, did Jeff Toobin actually get bounced out of twitter for being caught masturbating during a stressful time when everyone was trying to figure out how to use Zoom? To me that's heartbreaking. 85% of people masturbate and the other 15% are liars.
When RFK JR said that Covid was engineered to be less harmful to Jews and Asians, I was sick.
However, some of his allegedly extreme claims merit investigation, not automatic condemnation
1) Re the notion that he is a conspiracy theorist: Do you mean to state that conspiracies never exist. Do you mean to assert that when Hitler said that Communists blew up the Reichstag it wasn't part of a conspriacy to blame the Comms. Do you mean to assert that the lies behind the Tonkin Gulf Resolution was not a conspiracy to get us into Vietnam. Do you mean to assert that what Trump, Guiiliani and their confederates did was not a conspiracy. A conspriacy exists when two or more people plan something illegal and then commit at least one act in furtherance of that illegal objective. Conspiracies exist all the time.
2) Vaccines have saved many lives -- and they have also killed quite a few people:
a) The first two polio vaccines were the Sabin and Salk vaccines. The Salk vaccine used dead polio viruses to induce an immune response. The Sabin vaccine used "DEACTIVATED" polio viruses. When the Sabin vaccine was first released, quite a few people became severely ill from polio because the viruses in the vials had not be sufficiiently "deactivated."
b) In 1976, Federal authorites pushed Americans to take a flu vaccine as an especially vicious flu epidemic was envisioned. The vaccine gave tens of thousands of people Gilllian Barre syndrome
c) Many people who doubed vaccines never ever disputed the basic theory of vaccines: That exposing an indiviaul to an antigen (EG,, dead polio viruses) would provode the individual to make antibodies to the bug in question. RATHER WE WERE UPSET AND WARY ABOUT THE PRESERVATIVE USED, THIMERiSOL, WHICH CONTAINS MERCURY, A NOTORIOUS NEURO-TOXIN
D) Kennedy's assettion that environmental factors may have played a role in the rise of transgenderism is entiled to examination, not ouright dismisal.
FOR YEARS, many doctors have hypothesized that biochemical changes, in the environment, are emasculating:
Evidence: Testosterone levels are going down
Gynecomastia (man tits) is on the rise
Sperm counts are fallng
Some doctors have noted that birth control pills contain estrogen and its derivartives, that the introdcuction of B controll pills poured an enormous amount of estrogen into the enviroment, and that the superfluity of estrogen is a source of massive effminization. (Many male fiish, in the Great Lakes, have become sterile in the past two decades)
E) Your attack on RFK jr did not require or entitle you to make gratuitous and hostile remarks about his other siblines, such as poor, sweet David Kennedy.
I believe that Mr. Alter is correct about Kennedy. Personally, I also believe that this Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. isn’t mentally well. After many years of addiction I believe, quite sadly, that the former senator’s son is mentally damaged.
Jon is spot on. RFK JR. IS a fake. There is nothing compassionate, honest or intelligent about him. He doesn’t even know who he is because he’s had everybody glomming on to that Kennedy look his whole life. Trust me.
I find your thinking to be constrained. You don't like him because he didn't attend class as often as you and was a better skier? Free your mind if you want to live like in a real democracy.
Sorry to be a pest about Ukraine, but here is the most recent installment of Jeffrey Sachs on that subject:
I would not be paying any attention to RFKJR but for these facts:
1. The Biden administration seems to be committed to staying in Ukraine forever, and certainly not to negotiating.
2. No one in public life other than RFKJR seems to be questioning the Biden policy.
3. And RFKJR is the only person in public life who is drawing attention to the industry capture of every major component of our government.
I recognize that many of RFKJR’s statements about vaccines, Covid etc. are false, whatever his reason. Show me another viable candidate who will blow the whistle on these outrages and I will shift my support.
The Democratic Party would not be vulnerable to such a flawed candidate if it wasn't trying to cynically ram through such a flawed dead-end unpopular set of candidates as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I voted for the Democrat in every presidential election from 1972 to 2012, but now I'm out. The party has entirely sold out to its large donors and consultants and now represents only the big banks and the Pentagon. Just like Trump and the GOP, it stands for nothing except cynical self-interest. More and more voters understand this and are angry at the deeply dysfunctional electoral (and media) system that can no longer offer them even marginally relevant presidential candidates.
Harvard was really bad for you
Bobby was and is so much better looking
He got all the good looking girls
He is so much better skier than you
Bobby has all his hair
And he sailed through Harvard without going to class.
He turned his senior thesis into a very good book, while you were struggling at Newsweek.
While Bobby was selected Hero of the Planet by Time Magazine, you were supporting Bush 2 in starting a war in Iraq, which killed more than a million civilians..
How does is feel to be the target of a vicious personal hit job!
This is what you are doing to Robert Kennedy Jr.
You bring out all his personal skeletons from 40 and 50 years ago. Of which he admits.
Did you even listen to his speech in Boston? I doubt it.
You distort his positions.
Are you really against his mission to end the merger of state and corporate power?
He is a lot like Bernie Sander, nothing at all like DeSantis, who he despises.
Our current political system has destroyed our middle class. Kennedy wants to end that.
He is a classic FDR liberal, with a lot of RFK thrown in. He never mentioned vaccines in his Boston speech.
I first met Bobby some years ago and have followed his career closely. I have not always agreed with him, especially about the dangers of the mRNA vaccines, but I know him to be deeply honest, totally dedicated to his beliefs and willing to back them up with personal courage and scientific evidence. Kennedy is a powerful speaker, with a message for change that may be eagerly received by the majority of voters who believe everything is rigged against them. Kennedy says their government has been lying to Americans, and that this is inexcusable. He promises to never lie, a nearly Sisyphean task.
He has a message that America needs to hear.
No doubt the Kennedy campaign is a long shot. It may all depend on the primary vote in New Hampshire. Granite state voters are quirky. New Hampshire is a state filled with disgruntled white voters who are looking for a change. He will also appeal to Republicans and Independents, who can vote in the Democratic Primary.
I have admired your past writing, but this piece is odious personal attack and not worthy of you.
I wonder if you have the guts to put these comments up.
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I know this Kennedy from his many ski vacations in Waterville Valley NH. His arrogance is incredible. He is dirty physically and always acted like the world should kiss his feet. Not like the Shrivers and John Jr who skied at Waterville every year. They were genuinely friendly and well spoken and well dressed. ETHELS AND ROBERTS SON IS, IN MY WORDS A LOW LIFE... WHO COMES FROM A GREAT POLITICAL FAMILY. He in no way represents the Kennedy family we all have known.
He is dangerous. Please keep the spotlight on him.
Excellent job. Totally agree with your last words of advice. But it makes me sad for many reasons. I still have my original copy of the RFK book “To Seek a Newer World”, all marked up and dog-eared from my high school debate days. I was a “true believer” in the value of the Kennedy brand (in its best moments) and still have connections to some members of the family who continue to perform solid public service - without the need for the headlines. So I am saddened on my levels. I just hope we can find ways to rally past this era of self-serving fantasies. At least give us enough respite to crawl over the tipping point and into a “newer world” of productive kindness.
So just more of this then https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WFRBST01134
"...an entitled fringe candidate whose lies about Covid vaccinations helped cost hundreds of thousands of credulous people their lives."
LOL nothing like a giant helping of 'mistruth'.
Understandable, but there is a big diff between conversational references to past recollections and phony footnoted cites in a supposedly scholarly book about a technical subject!
I found the two cites I investigated to be PHOINY!