BY: Dan Phale*
This is a story of a well trained young man called Daniel, and a stubborn supremacist king. Whereas the latter had never taken heed of advice from other people under his leadership.
Once upon a time there was a great king named Modeshto who ruled the kingdom which was called after the island as the Great Island. Of all the tribes of people on the island his was the greatest, comprising the majority of the populace. Along this line of fact, he treated the minority tribes like underdogs and aliens, such that for many years they were regular victims of social injustice and persecution.
Those belonging to the minority ethnic groups were not allowed to get married to those belonging to the majority elite, let alone to associate with them in any other way… Be it in the worshipping places, hospitals, market places, or when travelling. Well, that was in accordance with the supremacist king’s decree.
However, it was very interesting to observe that those who were in the marginalised minority tribes were much more intelligent, much more knowledgeable, more skilled, and wiser than those who were in the favoured tribes. In fact, if the Great Island kingdom was to be developed to the new heights, it would require the role and/or input of those in the minority ethnic tribes. But the king hardly accepted nor knew this.
A great moment, however, came when a great lesson was due to be learnt by the king and the majority ethnic tribes… There happened to be a sudden climatic changes in the region where the island lied. Sooner or later there would be a catastrophic storm which would likely devastate development structures and claim human lives. This had been forecast by Daniel, a well trained expert in the climate change and meteological field. He was also a talented pilot.
In spite of a couple of warnings given by the young Daniel for the king’s management to evacuate the people before the looming climatic disaster, the king did not heed… But the wise folks say that a stubborn person sails in the clay boat.
When the dreadful hurricane struck the island there was a very great destruction which led to an enormous economic loss. The worst impact was that many people in the so-called elite majority were killed… This fate was immediately followed by a public outrage at the king’s reluctance to take heed of the prior warnings. And among those on the death toll happened to be all the members of the ship crew who might have steered a ship with the survivors on board out of the dangerous weather.
Nevertheless it was not too late. Daniel turned to be the last hope. He steered the largest ship ferrying the survivors to the mainland… Soon after this tragedy, the king changed his hostile attitude towards other people. He came to realise that nobody is/was much better than others because even the high and/or noble people bow before the barber… Surely, only somebody can scratch another person’s back.