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16 August 2008

Power Corrupts

All my life I've been told to be cautious against the work of an evil. They told me that it lies dormant in every kid. Fearing that warning alone may not be suffice, I was taught by my guardians to recognize the demonic aura and how not succumb to such malevolence. As a kid, I never knew the purpose of such education. As naive as I was, I took heed to the advice offered by my guardians even though I was never able to relate to their abysmal experience back then.

Today, hell opened its gate in front of me. Today I witnessed the downfall of men.

If anything can drive fools to any action, no matter how desperate, how low, how underhanded, it is the taste of POWER. Dangle the promise of it in front of them and they will tear each other apart for it, like starved rabid dogs unleashed against each other. Power extract the worst out of people. Some will use any means to obtain it: begging an enemy, accusations, sniping at each other's credibility, claiming to be the better person. Nothing is too cheap, all bets are off. Their allies are no better, heckling, teasing, provoking, speaking loudly while their faces hidden in the shadow amongst the crowd, for if their friend gets what they want, they too will have a taste of that elusive forbidden fruit; even if it is but a smattering. These, who will do anything for it, who thirst for it most, are least qualified to wield it.
'Finally he understood. It didn't matter whether the old demon Yawgmoth had been evil to begin with. The process of creation, the endless power, had made him evil.'
---- j robert king, onslaught

'"Fool." the djinn of the ring said to the old sorceror.
"You could have wished for anything, even wealth beyond your greatest imagination. But you wished for power. It will be your undoing."
---- author unknown, aladdin, the book of the thousand and one nights

Question:
Would you be tempted to destroy the whole world if you were granted an immeasurable amount of Power, Power that god couldn't even rival with?


[Top Comment by Quesera]
No doubt the evil power you mentioned is disastrous. But what is happening now and in future; is even more scary. As It is, our future is seemly determined by bunch of freaky money-craze zombies.
If you are a Malaysian and worsen still, if you are a Sabahan then look around you. The price of fuel and the commodities is rocketing high. The people in the rural area is god forsaken poor. While the youths are mostly unemployed.This included the young graduates. Most of them had migrated to peninsular Malaysia.
Life in Town now a days is monotonously dull.In some area you feel as if you are in ghost town.Surrounded by spirit from the past. I guess, this symbolized that all those days of happy hours we used to enjoy must have been forgotten for good..
To me, this is not simply a reality show but a memorable nightmare.
Hopefully, this fenomena is not our destiny created along the frontier of heaven by the Almighty.
God willing.

9 comments:

cc said...

Power is the evil of most disasters. It is the very thirst of it that caused many sacrifices of life and downfall.

ColourfulWorld said...

Well, the problem is the so called downfall doesn't make these people weaker or vulnerable. In fact, these evil enjoyed the fall and act accordingly not to the law but to their insatiable desire. They are simply above and beyond the law. Incredible isn't it? The worst is that these people manage to continuously confuse victimize the very people that place their trust on them...

This is the currently pathetic state of my beloved country. It's time we seriously need Batman or Iron Man...

QUESERA said...

No doubt the evil power you mentioned is disastrous. But what is happening now and in future; is even more scary. As It is, our future is seemly determined by bunch of freaky money-craze zombies.
If you are a Malaysian and worsen still, if you are a Sabahan then look around you. The price of fuel and the commodities is rocketing high. The people in the rural area is god forsaken poor. While the youths are mostly unemployed.This included the young graduates. Most of them had migrated to peninsular Malaysia.
Life in Town now a days is monotonously dull.In some area you feel as if you are in ghost town.Surrounded by spirit from the past. I guess, this symbolized that all those days of happy hours we used to enjoy must have been forgotten for good..
To me, this is not simply a reality show but a memorable nightmare.
Hopefully, this fenomena is not our destiny created along the frontier of heaven by the Almighty.
God willing.

cbenc12 said...

no, i wont want to destroy the whole world.. maybe destroy some ppl :D

xniquet said...

wow..all these while i thought porn corrupts only XDXDXDXDXD

Just Jasmine said...

3.8!!!
Destroy the whole world?
I don't think I would even if I were a superwoman. What for?

I just wish to enjoy life both on earth and in heaven. Heh heh heh.
;D

Nuff' said :D

Simon Seow said...

I know what happened to the old sorceror lol, he became a genie himself because genie is the most powerful but no freedom.

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megaman said...

There's an old sayings ...

"Some prefer to rule in hell than to serve in heaven ..."

Absolute power corrupts even the holiest of angels, what more mere mortals like us ? Given a small taste of power, and all hell breaks loose simply because of the reluctance to let go of it when it time to do so.

Some check and balance are ALWAYS NECESSARY !!!