At a time when the world is in chaos, where the hopes and dreams can never be realized, we would be wise to remember that there was a place in time where goodness and virtue prevailed. Camelot, the name synonymous with peace and tranquility. That was the time and place where troubled waters were replaced by the calm seas of compassion and benevolence. Camelot, the place where its leaders under God exemplified a common demure of compassion and humility while fostering goodwill toward all.
In today's world, it would be so refreshing to actually live in that wonderful place known throughout much of history as Camelot. Today, when one thinks of Camelot, many remember the Kennedy years while others recall a time in the distant past where a legend was born. The place known as Camelot where a King ruled with a benevolent and charitable heart. The legend of King Arthur and the fabled city of Camelot has endured for centuries. A place of serene tranquility where honor and integrity prevailed. A time of respect, hope, and where one could actually have their dreams fulfilled. If only there were such a place today? Sadly, though the world today is filled with evil intentions bent on destroying what goodness remains.
Throughout history, what good came into the world was so often destroyed by the lust and greed of man in their quest for more power, control, and wealth. We are witness to the carnage that is playing out all over the world today. This is why the legend of Camelot is vital for humanity to realize we have the ability to restore the values that Camelot and its leaders represented. That there can be renewed hope that man can again relive and restore what made Camelot such an enduring legacy of goodness for the rest of the world.
The legends and stories about Camelot create an enduring impression of a wonderful, mystical and magical land where knights lived to that honorable code of chivalry. In can be arguably said that Camelot was not that mythical land spun out of folk lore but was an actual place in a time when so little is known to history. But, to really satisfy the curiosity of so many skeptics as to the existence of Camelot we have to retrace the steps of one of history's most storied legends.
Traveling back in time to the beginning of the Dark Ages when the Romans were leaving Great Britain, there has been some speculation that Camelot may not have existed at all. But, recent discoveries have unearthed some startling revaluations that Camelot and King Arthur really did have a place in history. Camelot, that safe haven of honor and integrity, was derived from the Latin word Camelodunum, where the Romans first established themselves in Great Britain. Archeologists have recently uncovered engrave writings dating back to the 5th century which concludes that Arthur was, in fact, a real person. Historians and scientists are more inclined now than ever to suggest that the legend of King Arthur was not just a myth fueled by stories handed down through history but an authentic King who gained the sovereignty of all England at the time when the Saxons, the Angles, and the Jutes all were warring factions trying to gain supremacy over each other.
The history of Britain goes back to ancient times. It wasn't until the Roman empire sought to expand their territory and settled in what is today known as Great Britain. The colonization by the Romans lasted some 400 years. For hundreds of years, the Romans were in constant struggle with the Saxons, the Celts, the Angles and the Jutes that were all trying to conquer each other. The continuing onslaught of tribal wars between these sects continued to bring death and destruction to most of England up till the first part of the 5th century. By the turn of the 5th century, Rome had ceased to be a major factor leaving the country so divided that peace between the Saxons and the Angles was all but impossible.
Early in the 5th century invading hordes Saxons had made peace impossible to keep. It took one man, Arthur, who organized an army to defeat the Saxons. For the next forty years Camelot maintained a level of prosperity and harmony previously unknown to the people of Britain. The first King of England ushered in an existence in Camelot that nobody thought possible in a land that was so barbaric. But, as history so often proves the good that Camelot gave to it's people, lust and greed overtook man's will to preserve what was righteous and good. We have seen it all throughout history where the good that arrives is striped away by violent acts of man. The end of the Camelot years, of JFK by an assassin, is forever linked to the tragedy that befell Camelot and King Arthur.
Camelot, a place forever linked to a tragic end by greed and lust of man. But, we should always remember the good that Camelot represented. Today, we have a unique opportunity as a nation on the verge of great uncertainty to come together and usher in what we would like to call the Camelot years. But, when we have leaders so fixated on their own greed and lust for power, control and wealth that still use savage barbaric acts of violence to carry out their diabolical plans has created a nation so divided much like Great Britain was in a time of Arthur's Camelot. The great question before us today is will we be able to restore the values that Camelot represent in today's society? It won't happen with the leaders and Congress that we have now.