What have people made of the new series on Netflix? I liked it a lot. Visually brilliant. Maybe lionised him a bit too much towards the end but the early episodes are quite balanced.
What do people think of the guy in general? I find him pretty fascinating. Can’t really be arsed with the JFK stuff and don’t find him an overly interesting politician or too relatable a character, but gut feeling is Robert Kennedy was generally a force for good despite not being white than white - the King wiretappings, supplying arms to Israel, etc. Some of his speeches were exceptional. Rev. John Lewis speeks of him in pretty glowing terms, and he’s probably the greatest living human-being, eh.
Why do you think the CIA popped him? Came literally weeks after MLK was killed. Mainly to try to surpress the Civil Rights movement do we think, or just part of the general anti-communist hysteria of the day? Must’ve been a pretty massive blow to progressive Americans.