I quiver at the thought when Mayor Mike Rama is now preparing for the things he thinks will guide him to political victory for his next year's reelection campaign. He is already talking about a "reality check," meaning, all city hall employees will have to pass through the proverbial "eye" of a needle to see if their employment status do not pose to him any problem. We should bear in mind that Rama is a ruthless man and he stops at nothing to satisfy and capture his "crowning glory." It is still fresh to our mind how he mercilessly fired 500 city hall casual employees before his first reelection in May 2013, even though some of them were already approaching their age of retirement. To him, what matters most is "anything" as long as he gets what he wants. But there is always what people say as "end of the road" for everything. The biblical story about King Herod was much described as being a man who stops at nothing to get what he wants that one day he ordered his soldiers to slaughter all infants on sight from 2 years old - below. He wanted to make sure what he heard from the Three Kings who passed by his kingdom about two years ago that they were going to bring their "presents" to the "King of Kings." He asked them to pass by in their way back so he can definitely pinpoint how "to liquidate" that infant but the three kings were told in a dream not to go back to King Herod and used another route going to their respective homes.There was a "gnashing of teeth" from parents who lost their infants to the cruelty of Herod. But he failed to execute the Infant Jesus because God above is more powerful than him and Jesus was saved in some other ways through God's instruction to Joseph and Mary, the Infant's parents. To make the story short, Herod's end was so scary and horrible that he could probably wish he were never born. Before he died, his body was feasted by different kinds of worms crawling down his body that made his death excruciatingly painful. And Mayor Mike's end? Your guess is as good as mine.
Footnote: This comment came out in connection with a news item in The FREEMAN, entitled, "EDITORIAL - Rama and the art of political survival." It came out on March 12, 2015.