|MYTH OF MARTYRDOM
|The concept of Martyrdom is a notion based on the belief that violence is a parasite inextricably embedded
in the human experience...
It is a club to which few would chose to 'belong' yet, the frequency to which it occurs seems often confused
as evidence suggesting a 'higher' principle has been served....
Though not readily apparent, it then becomes presumed that there must surely be some positive role filled
when to great people death arrives by willful violent means... everything happens for a reason...Right?
|How would our world differ from present appearance if our revered leaders holding influence through channels of
noble spirit, were allowed the right of a life lived in full? In vain are the desperate pleas made through the ripples of
time and events already past... A plea… short, precise, and crafted specifically for two noble souls..."please...stay
inside tonight". This should work you would think... but then again, both would argue this ‘would be no way to live’.
It is as if a strange alteration is applied to the notion of 'self-fulfilling prophecy' as we suffer vicariously through the loss of an incarnated symbol of virtue. Yet, the loss is perceived somehow equating to 'good' presumably for reasons other then those understood (or the fact it was not one's own life lost/sacrificed)