Thursday 2 June 2011

Pinocchio’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome

Within their own queer structure, they have established a position whereby the people are
bereft an opportunity to be questioned about neither their emergence nor their way of gaining
power. It has been said that an individual manifesting a certain level of power dejectedly in
turn occasionally turns deaf and blind. Thus even more power has produced self-destruction
and by and large causing corruption. They were the guardians in the tyrannical structure
they set up as if popped out of the Zimbardo Experiment. It seems that they have become
the Mr Hyde of their own making, especially within the eyes of their own people. No
one has ever known who their “Gepetto” is. When used to serve the cause of right and
reason of the truth, of course power is beneficial to resolve the problems. However, power
has always been a means of destruction when subject to the rule of ambition and greed,
of tyrannical feelings and ideas. Those who adore freedom may have a tendency to die for
freedom and occasionally perhaps be a victim of Mr Hyde and they may sometimes be named
the broken windows gang by the system.

In reminiscent of Dr Jekyll, is it not finally the time for them to present us with their last
letter? To be only strong is not enough – it is far more important to be wise - to share a
platform of equality and freedom in the public space. In J. R. R Tolkien’s novel, he had
described Frodo offering Gandalf the ring to which Gandalf replies: “Don’t tempt me
Frodo. I dare not take it, not even to keep it safe. Understand Frodo, I would use this ring
from a desire to do good. But through me it would wield power too great and terrible to
imagine. Absolute power is our doom.” And so it seems that there has been no such being
that has lasted solely on the basis of their power and the resistance of any sense, wisdom,
and common values. Reality, power, sense, and synergy of logic provide the communities to
blissfully cohabitate within the shadows of justice that provides serenity to the people. The
ones who break the windows can fix them. As V of Alan Moore states: “People should not be
afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” It seems that the
fear of Pinocchio resides.