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A MARTYR IS A WILLING VICTIM - DON'T RELIGIONIZE HAYMARKET

The Murdered of Haymarket should not be religionized and canonized. These are the very mental constructs they were fighting. They faught their destruction, they did not lay down their lives. A fitting state of mind when reflecting on them is one of resolve and anger, not weeping and sadness.
mar·tyr Pronunciation Key (märtr) n.
One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle.

strug·gle Pronunciation Key (strgl)
v. strug·gled, strug·gling, strug·gles
v. intr.
To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass: struggled with the heavy load.
To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking: struggled with his math homework.
To make a strenuous effort; strive: struggled to be polite.
To contend or compete: “Right and wrong... will ever continue to struggle” (Abraham Lincoln).
To progress with difficulty: struggled through the novel.

The Murdered of Haymarket should not be religionized and canonized. These are the very mental constructs they were fighting. They faught their destruction, they did not lay down their lives. They did not choose their fate. A fitting state of mind when reflecting on them is one of resolve and anger, not weeping and sadness. To iconize their death is to partake in their murder.

Liberal forces, and the forces of the authoritarian left exploit the Murder victims to their own bureaucratic ends. Ends of underwriting, embellishing the glory of the bloody struggle we endure (they love to pretend they direct), and propagandizing.

This serves to relate the struggle of the murder victims as a point of history, a thing of the past. In actuality, this struggle continues, and their demise remains in time continuum, moreso than in some memorial distant finished act.

Worse, misinterpreting this action in such a way is to allow the murderers to frame the issue. The murderers are pleased with the notion that this crime is an accepted and normal part of American History, when in actuality, it remains and unpunished crime.

Even though the state later exonerated the victims who struggled and faught for their lives (one of whom even took their own life so to not allow the state that privilege), the hard and brutal realities remain, as do the realities of oppression that dominate the world presently, the very same realities they faught with their lives to confront.

The struggle these victims of corporate industrial hate were involved in is still a very real struggle. Let's remember them on their own terms, terms we know to be alive and kicking, struggling intelligently and resourcefully for the liberation of humanity from these circumstances... circumstances their lives, NOT their death proved could be changed.

To the lives of these who were stolen from us then, and are stolen from us each day... let's toast tonight, and continue to struggle like them tomorrow.
 
 

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