LIFESTYLE

Wish For The Dead Among The Living

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; (John 11:25)

— NIV

Life is impermanent. One’s natural journey in life begins at birth, then adulthood, and finally death — we all have to die.

That said, one often harbors wishes of seeing some people who have died among the living again.

So, the readersbureau.com posed the following question to Caribbean netizens for their feedback:

Which 5 people would you bring back from the dead if you had the power to do so?

Black: Bob Marley, Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), Einstein, and Gandhi.

Xfactor: Leonardo da Vinci – genius in painting and architecture among other things, Isaac Newton/Steve Jobs – both geniuses, MLK – America and the world still needs him, and Shakespeare – the greatest writer of all time.

Cedaw: Patrice Lumumba — I don’t think there is any single person whose premature death has caused more long term pain and suffering than Lumumba’s; Yitzhak Rabin — cut down just when it looked like they might actually be a real shot for peace in the Middle East, MLK — a shame that his memory is now not much more than “I have a dream” platitudes. When you are reading his autobiography and seeing his thoughts developing not just on racial injustice, but on economics, taxes, the role of the consumer etc,; that brother was just getting warmed up when he was cut down; Toussaint L’Ouverture — hoodwinked and jailed by Napoleon. Who knows what a free Haiti and by extension the whole new world might have been like had he managed to remain at the helm for long enough to accomplish his vision, and JFK — probably the last American president that wasn’t owned by the shadows of the dark.

Ray: Hitler, so he could be killed again.

Halliwell: Bring back Hitler and Jim Jones and deal with them the good and proper way.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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