Dear daughters and sons of the earth; our planet, which has brought us forth into life and has guaranteed that one day that life shall be taken from us.
We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of a few great spirits from this world; the spirit of righteousness, the spirit of justice, the spirit of love unconditional and the spirit of the wild (freedom).
There has been no greater tragedy to have befallen mankind in the past than with the passing of these spirits from our mortal world. We have seen the great deeds of great men, acting in the interests of these spirits, tarnished and corrupted to serve the purposes of those who only wish to enslave under the guise of serving and protecting.
In days past, there would not have been so many wrapped up in idle luxury to the point of not caring about being enslaved. There would have been no question of if it was even worth it since everything is destined to be erase someday. In days past, there would not be so many children raised without discipline and without respect.
The benefits of modern society and our technology that has risen to such superior heights has also been a curse and has robbed us of many of the things these great spirits once brought us. There is always something else to do, another distraction with which to keep us from doing what's hard to do, yet worthwhile; designed to keep us lulled and apathetic and asleep.
And while we sleep, the death of these spirits goes unnoticed by so many; for who among them could say that these spirits ever existed, for never having existed within them? They themselves having been born dead, and worse than any permanent death of the body; these people are dead on the inside; dead in their own spirit.
The Philosopher, the Shaman, the rightful ruler of the land that rules in benevolence, the hard-working, stiff-backed peasant, the working class, the elite; there is no difference between any of us save that which we create our selves and yet so many of us can't see it, for the death of the spirit.
Once, great men were looked up to, but due to peoples wanting the glory without putting in the self-sacrifice to receive it, many exist who would help destroy such men if they were to exist today; and in fact have destroyed such men in the world we live in, today. One only has to look back a few decades to see Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, and a few centuries before them, Abraham Lincoln. Many men have been killed for simply stepping up to fight for the rights of all to be equal; for all life to be considered equal. Killed by men who feel inferior and so have to exalt themselves above all others to feel the opposite; over-compensation instead of fixing the problem.
The deaths of these great spirits are not permanent; no death of the spirit ever is. While people continue to choose to believe in these things, the spirits will continue to have hope for revival and should there ever come a time when not a single person chooses to believe in them, then they will fade gracefully from the scene for a time, only to pop up somewhere else and for others who need it.
For, we are all destined to die a death of the body; a death of the physical, yet no death of the physical can stop the spirit from soaring to heights unimagined by those bound by the flesh. Spirits only die when they lose the will to keep going, and they only remain dead until they find the will to pull themselves back together. The physical world can never hope to be anything more than temporary. It's very nature is to be ever-changing. Do not hold onto the temporary, but prepare yourself for immortality.
What you choose to do here in this physical realm echoes through eternity; will you soar free and unburdened by your own fears and darker emotions? Or will you allow yourself to be dragged down for failing to fight with everything you had? It's your choice. It's our choice. Individual by individual and group by group until all together stand together, or fall together. When all paths lead to destruction, you choose the one that doesn't have you destroying yourself, it's a very simple matter. That applies on all levels from individual to group.