February 03, 2009

The Fellowship of the Thugs

This recent Letter to the Editor was wickedly apt in its analogy:

Beware, power corrupts

EVERY leader in Fiji, elected or otherwise, walks up the steps of Parliament with noble intentions, I am sure.

Once they step inside Parliament however, there is a sudden change of heart. Power is infamous for its ability to corrupt the mind of even the noblest of man or woman.

It is like the ring in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Once you handle it, it is impossible to let go. Are our leaders turning into gollums – the hideous creature from Lord of the Rings who once used to be a noble hobbit?

New Zealand

One thug ring to rule them all,
One thug ring to find them,
One thug
ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them.

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