All it takes to end in all, is one man with a sinister plan and the resources to carry it through. It’s not hard to imagine such a man because he is unfortunately alive and very well resourced, he goes by the name Kim Jung-Un. In the first novel of the MadAdamm trilogy, Crake and Oryx, written by Margaret Atwood, she creates a character who wants to end it all and who has the smarts and resources to carry it through and he does. The difference between these two individuals is that Crake wants to destroys humanity because he is under the impression that it needs saving, maybe it does maybe it doesn’t. On the other hand Kim Jun-Un appears to simply be on a power trip and wants to go down in the history books as a great and powerful dictator, he seems to believe that destroying a sizeable amount of our planet will get him there. Another difference between these two is that Crake carried out his plan to completion. Kim Jun-Un is working out his plan as I write this, with constant new missile launches and international assassinations. He is trying to insert a nuclear warhead on one of his long range missile, which would be able to reach the coast of the United States of America.
What scares me the most about characters such as Crake and Kim Jun-Un is that as I go about my life putting in the effort so that my life is an enjoyable and meaningful.There are mad men out there. These mad man may be getting closer and closer to achieving their dream of burning the world down.
So I ask myself do I prefer knowing about the existence of such men, who have plans like these? I would bet on the fact the for every Kim Jun-Un that we know about, their are hundreds like him, just under the radar, who have the same sinister desires.
My answer is no, I don’t wanna know. I just wanna wanna put in the effort, make a difference and enjoy my life. Hoping that no one blows everything up in the process.