This was and still I believe is one of the greatest challenge I’m attempting in this Post a Day Challenge from WordPress. I say this because today’s challenge reminds me, and I’m sure those who are reading this, to pause and consider and above all be grateful.
As I sat and look at the challenge:
Who is your greatest hero of all time?
Bonuses: 1) Who is your greatest villain of all time? 2) Who could play your evil-twin in the made for TV version of your life?
I wondered to myself, who are my heroes and who is my greatest hero. Naturally, I had to figure out who my heroes were before I could distinguished which would be or was the greatest. It wasn’t something I had given any thought to and WordPress.com had gotten me thinking. But all I kept coming up with was, “I admire person who have been through trying times, but to be my hero…no” or “can’t I be my own hero”. So I decided that I would give it some time and perhaps it would come to me…hmmm
Topic #34 is however bring back some memories of an article I had written some years back, when I was at the Gleaner Company with specific assignment to the Outlook Magazine. I had written something on Jamaica National Heroes. I had asserted that there were no known means of judging ‘National Heroes’ by raising some questions, of course it got me a number of responses from my readers and verbal confrontation by a few I had known.
As I travelled to school and work, I found myself thinking about the topic again. While I sat in traffic I thought I could make some use of the time and blog from my mobile device. My first thought was a definition of hero might help, so I immediately went to my Dictionary.com BB App and typed .
“A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities,” was the first definition and it sent thought to my head as fast as a bullet escaping a .38 Calibre Pistol just fired.
I still never came up with someone for my hero and as such I couldn’t give a ‘Greatest Hero’; just face it, I don’t have one. What I do have are persons I admire because of their strength of character and who they are or have become. My list of persons may not find favour with all of my readers and perhaps future persons who may come up on this post. But here goes:
Saddam Hussein (or Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikrit as he is known to the Iraqis).
I think I might be told that I’m an extremist and I should be monitor or I won’t get a US Visa; but the idea that I like three ‘outcast’ or persons not of favourable terms with the United States is hideous and highlights a absurd reason. But you can’t fight people for their opinion.
TV Version of My Life
Who could play your evil-twin in the made for TV version of your life?
The good thing about this is that twins can be identical and non-identical, because if they weren’t I would have a difficulty choosing someone. I think I could work with a Jamie Foxx, or a Curtis James Jackson III otherwise known as 50 Cent; with his past I guess that would be a perfect evil-twin.
- Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Project? Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Dictator Novel (observer.com)
- Is This the Last Surviving Public Image of Saddam Hussein in Iraq? (atwar.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Donald Rumsfeld: Saddam Hussein placed $60m bounty on my daughters heads (dailymail.co.uk)
- Donald Rumsfeld reveals the $60million hit Saddam Hussein took out on his daughters (dailymail.co.uk)
- Donald Rumsfeld Reveals Saddam Hussein Targeted His Daughters (blogs.abcnews.com)