I Have a New Hero and He’s a Democrat

I was sharing something with my husband about an author whose book I am reading and I said, ” He’s my new hero.” My husband looked at me quizically and said, ” But he’s a Democrat.I thought you didn’t like Democrats.” I laughed and said, ” Yes, I know, but I don’t care what party you are if you are doing the right thing.”

And this man is doing the right thing. Plus he is putting himself at risk for doing it. He has been deplatformed from social media sites for spreading “misinformation” even though he is stating facts that are provided by scientists, including those at the CDC etc. Doesn’t matter, because what he is saying isn’t what the government and Big Pharma wants said.

His name is Robert Kennedy Jr. and he heads the Children’s Health Defense Network. ( I share the link at the end of this blog entry.) He is also the founder of Waterkeeper Alliance and counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. And, of course he is the son of Bobby Kennedy, brother of JFK, former Attorney General of the United States and Presidential Candidate. If you aren’t aware, his father was assassinated in 1968 during his run for President. When I was 13, I got to shake his hand.

In all honesty, Robert and I probably couldn’t be more divergent in our philosophies and interpretation of the world prior to 2020. He is a long time environmental activist fighting Big Oil, King Coal, chemical and agricultural polluters. I didn’t go along with the idea that providing energy wasn’t being done safely. I should have listened to my daughter more, I guess!

In 2005 he got involved in the vaccine debate by looking at how Pharmaceutical Companies were making obscene amounts of money off vaccines that were harmful to so many. Of course, recent events have led him into the fight over the Covid vaccines and especially the damage they do to children.

That’s where our paths converge. I don’t know him personally, and a radio host I listen to always says, “Never meet your heroes, they will always disappoint you.” But I feel as though I do know him from listening to him speak about this cause and from his best selling book, “The Real Anthony Fauci.” And I hope someday we might meet so I can thank him personally for all he has done.

You see, he is a person who tells the truth, regardless of which political party or belief it offends. He is consistent. His family “has had eighty years of deep engagement with America’s public health bureaucracy and long friendships with federal regulators, including Anthony Fauci.” Members of his family wrote the statutes that allowed people like Fauci to have the power they have and for Pharmaceutical companies to be shielded from legal action when their drugs and vaccines cause harm. He even says that he admired these regulators. And then he found out he was wrong.

I can relate. In my educational career, I admired some of the people who are now infecting our children’s minds with the whole “equity” framework which teaches that America is inherently racist and unfair. I was wrong too. I didn’t see it for what it was.

I think admitting that means you have had your eyes opened and you aren’t afraid to see reality.

The book, “The Real Anthony Fauci” is not the kind of book I normally read. As I have said before, I am a big ideas person and prefer delving into arguments rather than data. When I saw that this book was 450 pages, I almost gave up on reading it. But I did.

I was immediatly hooked. Maybe because Kennedy is a litigator in lawsuits regarding the harm done to people by corporations, he is able to combine story with data in such a way that it is engrossing from page one. Every detail is carefully sourced from acclaimed medical professionals and accurate. Plus, there is information in the book that even the most avid researcher about the vaccines and pharmaceutical industry doesn’t know. There are so many connections shown. So much corruption exposed. He obviously inherited his father’s intelligence and commitment to what is right.

Regardless of how one feels about the vaccine debate, this book is a crucial read. It goes beyond Covid and delves into Fauci’s past practices during health crises such as AIDS and how he turned those into his own personal cash and influence cow while destroying the lives of millions. It also exposes the connections he has to others in the industry and how he ruins the careers and lives of medical researchers who create real remedies for diseases; remedies that don’t make money for Fauci and his big Pharma mafia.

And, the book shows that Fauci, a non-practioner, is actually quite inept in solving any outbreak of disease. ( One would think we would all know that by now with all his flip flopping and bad advice, but this book confirms it by recounting all his disastrous actions of the past.)

I’m sure that Mr. Kennedy must be someone that the government, medical and World Economic Forum devotees would love to silence. With his family background, one would think that he would be so afraid of threats that he would devolve into the same drunken stupor of his uncle Teddy. All those years in the Senate and all I remember him for is his bluster, sexual harrassment of women, public drunkeness and how he demeaned the Kennedy name. It was Teddy who convinced me that I would never admire another Kennedy again. *

But, Bobby Jr. took a different path. Without knowing all his history, I can only judge him on what he is doing now. And what he is doing is not only inspirational to those of us who think for ourselves, but heroic in every sense. If you don’t believe me, watch any of his recent speeches or interviews before you get the book. Here is a link to a speech on November 12, 2021: ( You’ll have to excuse the quality of his voice, he actually has a medical condition that causes him to sound that way.)

Robert F Kennedy Jr. Speech Bern, Switzerland Press Conference Nov 12, 2021

But still read the book!!!!

In 1963, his uncle John Kennedy gave a speech in Berlin, which was then divided by a wall that separated East and West Berlin, dictatorship and freedom. It was during the Cold War between the Communist Soviet Union and the United States. Here is the text of that speech, which is often cited as one of JFK’s finest:


In this speech, JFK said, “Ich bin ein Berliner” which means ” I am a Berliner.” It was his way of saying to citizens of both parts of Berlin that we had solidarity with them.

He also made this point: “Real, lasting peace in Europe can never be assured as long as one German out of four is denied the elementary right of free men, and that is to make a free choice.”

This applies so much to what we are going through right now in the world as countries and even states in our country strive to take choice away from people.

Thank God we have Robert Kennedy Jr. demanding our freedom. I can almost hear these words echoing those of his uncle, in German: “Ich bin ein ungumpft.” Roughly translated, ” I am the unvaccinated.”

Like I said, I have a new hero. He’s Robert Kennedy Jr. and I don’t care about his political leanings because he speaks for ME and for my right to be FREE.



Amazon listing for the book ( but if you can, buy it local!!!!)

* In all fairness, I am sure Ted Kennedy, at some point in his career, did do good things. I just don’t remember why they were.

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I am a 67 year old runner and conservative. I taught for 31 years and retired a few years back. In my life, I have coached and judged gymnastics, coached softball, and raised two amazing kids.

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