Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The road to hell is paved with good intents....

Once there was a man who all his life have nothing but good intentions. But, everybody in his village said that he was the devil. He robbed and maimed. He killed and destroyed. When he was caught and brought to justice, his defense was that he was only trying to feed his family.

When he was growing up, he was not good at school. The teachers all say he was hopeless, his father thought he was an embarrassment, his siblings thought he was a burden, society keep reminding him that the world would be a better place if he wasn't in it.

Only his mother saw him differently. Only his mother loved him because he was her son.... and for no other reason. And later, he met the woman of his dreams and married her and had beautiful children and he vowed that they will never ever go through life as he did. He swore on his life, that he will do anything to ensure his children go the best schools, eat the best foods, wear the best clothes, grow up to have the best jobs, to be whatever they aspire to be....

When he was sentenced to death for his evil deeds, he smiled and said, I have given back to society what society have given to me. There was not a single doubt in this mind that he is destined for heaven.

The records will show that we was a murderer, a terrorist, gangster.... And this record will remain for many decades.....until somebody (for one reason or another) decides to rewrite history and vindicate him. Show the benevolent side of him and put the fault on society for creating a monster.

What about those people he killed? What about the children he orphaned? What of the women he widowed? And the parents who buried their children? Did they deserve it? They, too, were part of the society that shunned this poor man, that sent him to the gallows, for trying to provide for his family.

Is he a hero or a villain?

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