If you were a Messiah, Obama, you could lead with your words, your deeds and your actions, couldn't you?
You, Obama, would have an example promised to humankind in the Holy Bible, in the person of One, like unto the Son of Man. His coming May 22, 1844 was marked by the advent of the electronic age, yes, but even the telegraph was yet too young to send lightnings east and west, to carry word of His glorious, meteor-like rise, His self-abnegation, His purity, His teachings and even too young to carry word of His mock trial and His execution before a hostile crowd of 10,000 on this date, July 9th, in the year 1850.
You, Obama, could show Americans the purity of heart, chaste virtue of character and complete humility that marked Him in His ministry, couldn't you?
And you, Obama, by the dynamic force of example, could release into the world a healing force so powerful, so unifying and so transforming that you, too, would calmly await being shot to death by 750 Armenian Christian riflemen, as He did, wouldn't you?
Because you, Obama, godlike in your wisdom, would recognize the transient, fleeting nature of this world and its riches, the cheap and worthless reality of worldly power and human vanity, and you could demonstrate publicly your disdain for these things, couldn't you?
Because if you were to do these actions, if you were to offer up your life for all humankind, then you, too, could withstand the first volley of 750 musket rounds at pointblank range, and have the rifle rounds cut the ropes restraining you, as the rifles did July 9th, 1850, wouldn't you?
And then, when the Muslim government called in a Muslim rifle regiment to do the dirty work that the Christian Armenian regiment had prayed fervently to be relieved of doing, God might answer YOUR prayers too, and when the guards came to your cell once again to bring you out before the gaze of 10,000 jeering onlookers, now grown silent from the miraculous nature of your first 'execution', why YOU would willingly let the Muslims hang you up to be shot to death yet another time...
As He was, there in Tabriz, Iran, July 9th, 1850.
And maybe your remains would have armed guards placed over them, to keep YOUR followers from retrieving them, at great personal risk, before dawn on the third day after your martyrdom, Obama...
But would YOUR mortal remains be taken to their final resting place and interred on God's holy mountain, Mount Carmel, in Haifa in the Holy Land?
Would YOU, Barack Obama, have the courage to even carry His message to Americans thirsty for the water of truth and hungry for REAL sustenance?
Would YOU, Barack Obama, have the personal integrity and authenticity to die for YOUR beliefs, as
The Bab did, July 9th 1850?
Grum P. Murrican