While monsters abound as in the expression a dime a dozen and as of fruits beginning to rot and are being given away, finding a Brutus is as near impossible as of finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.
For eons, monsters have been rampant across the world courtesy mankind’s complicity. Mao rose in China and over 50 million persons died as a result of his reign of terror; Lenin’s rule in Russia was responsible for the deaths of millions and when combined with Idi Amin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Stalin, these monsters eliminated 160 million persons in total.
The question is, how is mankind to be found guilty of aiding and abetting in their massacre from age to age? The other question is why didn’t the people (just one person) do something about it? Why was one man – of flesh and blood – allowed to trample over an entire country with populations in the millions and from amongst whom, just one person couldn’t just take it in his hands to rise up against him?
Because we the people of the herd mentality just close our eyes and head for the gas chambers and the abattoir to be slaughtered because the millions before us who were annihilated under Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan etc. saw it as their destiny; that the man whom they empowered by making him ruler owned their heads and if he wanted it, it was his for the taking.
After Hitler and WW11, that was supposed to be the end of the supreme dictator who arrogated unto himself all the satanic powers that was available. The irony is Mao and Pol Pot emerged after Hitler proving that evil is ever present and that it continues in monsters like Putin. A whole country and its people are being decimated by this evil and those who could do something about it are debating whether this is an act of genocide when if by accident your car hits and kills someone you are charged for manslaughter or murder, isn’t that so?
You see how we are complicit? While we should be putting up a bounty to get rid of Putin, we are indulging in semantics as hundreds, thousands, of innocent Ukrainians are under fire from him. I repeat, couldn’t a single bullet be made with the name PUTIN written on it so that it knows its target by first name? Couldn’t a switchblade drone be so programmed to get to his palace, find him and take him out instead of locating a dictionary that confirms genocide is: “the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group”.
If Putin is doing is not genocidal, well, who/what is? But there is the suspicion that a universal conspiracy exists to let these monsters have their way as via their mayhem, wars help keep populations down and stimulate the military industrial complex into inventing more and more advanced and sophisticated weapons – as necessity is the mother of invention – and as Hitler and Hirohito fast forwarded the invention of the Atomic bomb. See what I mean?
I say all this in the spirit of the adage, if you see your neighbour’s house on fire, wet yours. We have no guarantee that we are immune from creating our own Putin and that it is naïve to the point of suicide to believe the nonsense that God is a Trini and so we’re good to go. Already signs of dictatorship are intruding upon us and you know we are not even whimpering in protest. Those responsible are even sarcastically mocking us for not rioting as we are given a taste of what worse might yet happen; when the police with the ticket book becomes the Gestapo with your name on the bullet of an AK47 it will be too late.
In short, we have to not allow another monster in the world to evolve – especially right here in this country – even if the IQ-challenged diehards encourage it – as they seem capable of doing and seem wanting to.
By Lester Siddhartha Orie