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Sunday, 6 August 2017

The Things We Do For Love Of Power

Dearest hearts,

Sometimes moments from our history, even most recent ones, pass us and we don't remember. Some things we should indeed remember, lest we forget... #didyouknow that on the 6th of August 1945 the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress  "Enola Gay"? Thats 72 years since the "Little Boy" was released... It's an odd and frightening thought that human beings have such capacity of (self)destruction in them. What good is there that there was a warning sign before - they were dropping pamflets about the imminent attack - if nothing like this was seen before? Every other attack could somehow be avoided, bunkers would be used, but in this case they would not help much... how horrible and what kind of heart would one have to release such power knowing the horrible consequences? To know that the bomb can create permanent shadows out of living things - there were numerous cases of people caught too close and being instantly turned into shadows on the pavement. We are all just dust in the wind, but what gives another person the right to assume control over another's life?
#Didyouknow that the Ginkgo Biloba tree was actually one of the few trees that could stand the Atomic bomb? It's also the single tree that continues to grow through the misery, it is a strong force set against all odds. I wish we could all be that strong when facing adversity. I was reading the other day this book by Tom Marcus - "Soldier Spy". He is a former MI5 agent, working there for years, but with no ability to switch off from his job. Some would call that mental issue, psychological problem... you name it! In the book he tells a story about going shopping with his wife and son. He sees a couple acting different, splitting quick - the lady with the burka going one way, the man the other. Additional details come in and when the man comes down, as if to tie his shoelace, Tom gets ready to take him down (actually killing him) thinking of an imminent bomb attack.  Turns out that the guy was just stealing a large TV in broad daylight! I wonder how many times people do take the wrong call, causing all Hell to break loose, just by thinking that they saw something. I believe it's all related to power, the knowledge that you have it and know how to use it (most of the time towards your own benefit) causes more harm than we can imagine.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I don't believe I have ever met a person with power that did not use it for himself more than for the benefit of others. Once someone gets power they always want more - it's the same with money, but I think in this case it is worse... Once power rises so does ones ego, making them feel invincible. It does no longer matter what happens to others, but what matters most is oneself. Putting things above people is the next step - why invest time and money in others when you can have it all for yourself? Who cares is thousands of people die in an instant (and more in the course of the years that followed, due to radiation)? We won the battle, we won the war, we gain certain resources... A human being is nothing compared to a pint of oil, according to some. How horrible is to have power and not have a soul!

Yours very sincerely,
The Twisted Red Ladybug That Wishes Everyone Would Not Sell Their Soul