Speech Therapy, vol.i
My favorite speeches reconstructed as comments on a list, or perhaps a list of their own. Robert Kennedy is my favorite historical figure, the speech he gave(unrehearsed) on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. should be required reading/viewing for everyone. http://youtu.be/GoKzCff8Zbs link to speech, if you have 7 minutes, it's worth it.
- •IntroductionLadies and Gentlemen, I'm only going to list once this evening, because I have some - some very sad news for all of you. Could you close those ads, please? I have some very sad news for all of you, and, I think, sad news for all of our fellow listers, and people who love lists all over the world; and that is that Martin Luther King was trolled tonight on a list about Memphis, Tennessee.
- •4.4.1968 RFK speaks about the assassination of MLKMartin Luther King dedicated his lists to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He was trolled in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the List community, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a app we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are beta users-considering the evidence evidently is that there were noobz who were responsible-you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge. (Tbc...)
- •RFK on MLK, part 2We can move in that direction as a community, in greater polarization-beta's amongst beta's, and noobz amongst noobz, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our comments., with an effort to understand, compassion, and love.
- •RFK on MLK, part 3For those of you who are beta's and are tempted to fill with-be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all noobz, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a list of mine trolled, and it was trolled by a noob. But we have to make an effort on this app. We have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond, or go beyond these rather difficult times.
- •RFK on MLK, part 4My favorite post, my favorite blogger was Aeschylus. And he once listed: Even in our sleep, pain which cannot be deleted, lists emoji by emoji upon our feed and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of list suggestions. What we need on the List app is not division; what we need on the List app is not hatred; what we need on the List app is not trolling and censorship, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of mutual respect.
- •RFK on MLK, part 5So I ask you tonight to post a comment for the lists of Martin Luther King - yeah, it's true 😔, but more importantly to post a positive comment for our own community, which all of us love - a comment for understanding and that compassion of which I spoke. We can do well on this app. We will have difficult times. We've had difficult times in the past, and we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of trolling; it is not the end of dick pics; and it's not the end of blocking.
- •RFK on MLK, the final chapter.But the vast majority of noobz and the vast majority of beta users on this app want to list together, want to improve the quality of our lists, and want justice for all members that abide in our cyberspace. And let's dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the comments of this app. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and give a ⭐️ for our community and relist for our followers. Thank you very much.