Let Us Dedicate Ourselves to Tame the Savageness of Man and Make Gentle the Life of this World

The Day My Hope for a Greater World Died

On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy, the 42-year-old presidential candidate, was mortally wounded shortly after midnight PDT at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential Primary.

The Day My Hope for a Greater World Was Reborn

Having lost all faith in American politics, I ignored it for years even after I joined the Colorado Department of transportation (CDOT) as a roadway engineer. It is ironic that, in view of my government service, I could coexist with my mission to build roads and bridges and my flippant attitude about politics, but that’s how it was.

Kennedy’s speech

I have bad news for you, for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight.

YouTube Link

A must watch.


We must rid ourselves of all division, hatred, violence and lawlessness if we are to survive as a nation. It is our capacity to love and have compassion for one another that will build the nation our forbearers had in mind. We can rebuild our nation one person at a time. Remove the disdain and division from your hearts and let’s work together. It is up to all of us to make this country a light for the world to see.

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Guillermo Vidal

Guillermo Vidal

Author/Speaker/Mentor/Mayor/Immigrant/Engineer/Spiritual Seeker/Teacher. Willing to share my life experiences and lessons. Follow me on www.guillermovidal.me.