Thank you for the eloquent and profound article on the peace walk for MLK Day: and thanks to Buddhist teacher, Koro Miles, for leading it.
The recent debate on violence in America has actually been about collective vs. individual responsibility.
I used to think that Dr. King was assassinated because we were all responsible for the conscience of America: each word we speak creates ripples of positive or negative power to affect our collective humanity. Each of us must change the violent fearful thinking that forms the social matrix whence individual acts arise, not as random isolated events, but expressions of our national mental health.
Now, listening to apologists for the far right, I hear a different narrative. Am I to believe that Dr. King was murdered in a random act of insanity, for which no one was really responsible?