Sunday, October 03, 2010
Destruction of the Jean Valjean Myth
The Great Depression 2.0 rolls on, but crime has not spiked (not even theft). In fact, crime has decreased. Maybe crime is committed by bad people with questionable ethics and not the noble Jean Valjean, stealing a loaf of bread to feed his poor family. I'm a firm believer that we all carry the potential for immense good and immense evil. Anyone is capable of something horrible. Most of us are born and raised to have a conscience. Crime can pay in the short term, but like the Force, the dark side is quicker, easier, more seductive.