A 'wanting to be King' story
The focus of every trial should be to establish innocence
in order that the healing of society can begin.
A fictional 'king for a day' story from a novel by Rolf A. F. Witzsche.
The trial ends in success, miraculously. Well, almost is does. On trial is a patriot who tried to save the world, but made a mess of it. That's really the story of humanity. We often fail in the challenge to do what is right, but society cannot condemn and persecute itself and still live. The goal must be to heal. In the story the healing unfolds when the undercurrents that had grabbed the patriot become exposed. The undercurrents come to light as a conspiracy built on deep failures that society itself had known to exist, had tolerated, and had even actively supported for the sake of a few jingles in the pocket. The success story ends with a warning however, that the defender of the patriot stirred up the hidden layers of the world's self-assumed kings that wield vastly greater powers and resources than any state or institution, or the 'tallest' man. The revenge becomes a devastating blow in which the 'giant' falls and barely escapes with his life.
The 'would-be king' story, Trial for Innocence, is a chapter from the novel, Brighter than the Sun, by Rolf A. F. Witzsche.