Have you ever questioned history and wondered how some of these people we label as pure evil garnered such huge followings? These people, including some of the most well-known dictators and evil politicians, molded by their own perspectives and beliefs, felt like they were doing something good for society and mankind. I know that popular media and American History tells us to hate these individuals because of the evil things they did (which is understandable), but why, in many cases, were they loved enough to be praised by millions?!
All I am saying, is that they all seemed to be (in their minds and the minds of many others) the messiahs of their people. If their people looked at them in that regard, then they must have had some good intentions to make their people feel as though they would be “saved.” If these “self-proclaimed” messiahs wanted to be remembered as the messiah, then they would really have had to save their people. If they lost or didn’t save their people, because of the violent actions and atrocities they committed through their journey, then they were not the messiah they claimed to be. Instead, they were monsters trying to force the world to fit their own selfish perspective.
I think a great example of this is the magical realism that was displayed during the age of Pablo Escobar. Pablo believed he was the messiah of his poverty-stricken country of Columbia. He was great for knowing and, most of all, loving the people of his country. He wanted to help his people so much that he vowed he would do anything to improve their situations. So, he got into the drug business to bring his country out of poverty. Let’s be honest, if it was the only way to heal your people’s financial hurt, would you do it? If you can’t understand that then let me ask you what would you do if that was the only thing you could do to give your family the lives they deserve. Yeah that’s what I thought... Unfortunately, with Pablo and others like him, greed took over at some point and he lost perspective for why he was doing what he was doing.
This world is cursed in a reoccurring hateful phenomenon. As a half Jewish descendant, I can easily say that Hitler was an incredibly evil individual. But based on his accomplishments, Hitler was honored by his people and had a miraculous following! How?! I know there are a lot of “technical” reasons, but he must have also convinced somebody that he was a good-hearted savior! Some evil villain can’t come up to me and say, “I am going to destroy the world and kill millions. Now give me money and follow me as I do so.” I’m going to be like, “Get the hell out of here with that Bullshit.” Like Pablo and so many others, Hitler was destroyed. Isn’t this proof that dictators and/or politicians who display evil actions to try to change the world, will always, in the end, be defeated by good.
Even evil people like Hitler and Pablo must have started out preaching great things on how they could make their world a better place. As they preached great things and worked for the greater good they reached their highest of highs. Then when their way of making the world a better place turned sour, it was all bad news for these men. Sometimes I think, “Man, this world has a great way of humbling people who try to change the world into their selfish perspective. Don’t you love it?” It doesn’t matter how powerful or rich you become, the second you start making decisions to make the world fit you (and not you fit the world), is the second you sign your death warrant.
AHHHHH! I can’t get over how much I love how this world humbles the humbled!