|MURDERS OF A PREACHER AND PRESIDENT
|A century later Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. likely understand
a sense of obligation to destiny at a much younger age then
President Lincoln. Certainly his level of awareness, intellect,
and sensitivity to the greater issues pertaining to the common
good would have led him to be committed to the cause of
Civil Rights regardless of circumstance. The fact that Rev.
King was a black man added authority to the moment. His
message originated in the highest of principles; transcendent
the issue of race while simultaneously inextricably attached.
|Portraits alone suggest that the duties
required of their assigned place in history
were conducted at great personal cost-
both Rev. King and President Lincoln
understood there were many ambassadors
of evil who would have them dead yet, it
seems little consideration was given to
danger as they pursued greater agendas.
|The truth is there are no martyrs, only murders. There
is no recklessness, only courage misunderstood. There
is no meaning found in murder, only great loss and
works unfinished. No great person ever wished upon
themselves a premature demise. The legacies of great
lives lost by violent means will be better understood
when the proclamations of false-truths are recognized
fully without merit.
|Murders of Lincoln/King
President Abraham Lincoln relied upon craft, wit, and intellect to attain that which he may
have only thought he wanted- arriving to find the great forces associated with the highest
of human ideals had conspired to lure him into service. That which may have began as
experiment related to the limits of individual achievement somehow evolved to a
commitment true to the stated principles of the very nation he eventually found himself
obligated to lead.
|Perhaps there was a specific moment, or brief period of time, when President Lincoln
and Rev. King realized the obligations of 'knowing'; perhaps even realizing the likely
consequence to their mortal being. The decision to follow the path brought by great
forces bears relationship to choice only in consideration to the options selected prior to
Perhaps the person of greatness desires such designation little as they unwittingly make
decisions leading to the point a consuming destiny is conferred. The elemental appeal of
justice and liberty characterize the pursuit of happiness becomes a luxury they now must
enjoy vicariously through the beneficiaries of their influence...for now, they are Bound
Perhaps martyr's become reckless as they sense that the continuation of their cause will
somehow be enhanced by a premature and presumably violent death. Or, is there a
recklessness that comes with the individual who perceives death is the only liberation from
such weighty obligations?... A boundless courage associated with company kept in the
highest of human principles is the more likely culprit.
The elemental appeal of justice and liberty characterize the pursuit of happiness becomes a luxury they now must enjoy vicariously through the beneficiaries of their influence...for now, they are Bound to Freedom.