I take my definition of murder from that generally agreed in the Western world.
I think the point about voting rights in the Confederacy escaped you. If a job is closer to slavery than it is to liberty, then it is not something to be lauded.
In Stalin’s Russia, those in the gulags were there legally. As were the Jews in the Third Reich, if murder is a topic for discussion. Discussing finer points of morality when there are the concept is deprecated at a state level is pointless.
The point about Eknath is that he found beauty in the whiteness of the teeth of a dead dog lying in the road. A laudable ability, but not one useful in caring for a wider community.
Wisdom isn’t something new nor is sophistry. Plato gave clear instructions in how to tell the difference; I commend his advice to you.