Friday, October 9, 2015
The world is not a safe place.
There are those who only exist in order to exploit others.
Who stand in the shadows and hide their faces.
You can't see them but have a persistent, uneasy feeling that they're there.
They watch what's going on in silence.
You can't point the finger at them when trouble erupts because they're invisible.
They are the root of the problem and the catalyst for increased mayhem in the world.
They make sure that others take the blame for their clandestine deeds.
They appoint those who will follow them in lock step and purge those who dare stand up in opposition.
These tyrants are the Nobel Laureates of Human Nature.
They know what buttons to push.
They prey upon people's weaknesses, ignorance and fears.
They choose their comrades with care.
All throughout history the world has had its share of tyrants.
They've come and gone but not without leaving, in their wake, a bloody wake of devastating carnage.
At first they may seem harmless as they make no overt moves, winning people's trust, swooning the crowds with just the right choice of words.
Their lips drip with honey but behind their eyes is a powerful and potent, ruthless, cold calculating machine.
The world hasn't changed.
We must safeguard what we hold dear and be vigilant, always.
We must be on guard against tyrants today as well as years gone by.
Examples of some of the world's tyrants are:
Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zse-tung, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Ahmadinejad, Nicolae Ceausescu, Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-Il, Moammar Qaddafi, Hugo Chavez.
There are, most certainly, others in the making right now.