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A BOOK CAN MAKE YOU A KING OR A PAUPER 

The Civil Writer Magazine

In my post I want to show you how there is power in a written document for the good or bad. And the examples that will be used are Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus. Books, newspapers, magazines and Bibles can manipulate human subject matters into powerful or weak people. Power and behavior can be shown in different ways on paper. There are some predictable ways people can react to power on paper, which can be simply be manipulated in a way to influence others. Power lends the power holder many benefits but a pauper status can take it all away. Pauperism is a term meaning poverty or generally the state of being poor, but in my definition for a pauper's life is being a mediocre life that has no greatness but simply a life of charity whether given to or they are giving it away meaning as such, we strip some people down to being average people simple with no greatness but charity cases. If you read about Dr. Martin Luther King he is the author of 8 books on his journey but there are dozens upon dozens of books written about him. Of the many written by him and of him they make Dr. King a great man a King among kings pun intended but but only one makes him a pauper and that is, "And the walls come tumbling down" by his good friend Ralph Abernathy. That one book brings Dr. Martin Luther King down to earth by Abernathy's self witnessing character of Dr. King with smoking, boozing, womanizing and even knocking a female supporter over a bed. But nobody knows if it was Abernathy's intentions to bring King status of a great man down to earth. Mahatma Gandhi had authored at least 5 or more books totalling 50,000 pages and dozens upon dozens written about him to make him seem like a beacon upon a hill a messiah to his people because that was what the writers intented. However the book Great Soul — Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, the new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times editor Joseph Lelyveld, stirred controversy and anger in India over reference to the Father of India's alleged racism, bisexuality, sexual perversion, and even political ineptitude that could actually have impeded India's independence struggle. Jesus also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He authored no books on his own but thousands are written about him to make him a king, messiah, savior and son of God. All the modern day authors intent was to make him God in the flesh that was and is their intent. “Who do people say that I am?” Jesus asked his disciples. Their answers—from John the Baptist to Elijah or one of the prophets—reveal how his followers understood his life and mission. Today, asking Muslim, Hindus and the Buddhists communities around the world the same question—who do you think that Christ is? And the answer being God you will never get. For all the above mentioned King, Ghandi and Jesus it was or is the writers intent to make their subject matter a pauper or a King. It is simply how they see them. The conclusion to all this is how gullible are people really to accept the premises in these books good or bad to be true historically as to how they are inferred or referred to.