The Chosen Ones

As a Ranswi

’ Ms. Elizabeth came to the nation of Silhari to interview the 33-year-old Warlord and dictator named Kingnis.

Kingnis came to power two years ago through a military coup superseding the democratically elected Ranswi-led government by killing Pomghi, the president. Sahbut and Ranswi were two ethnic groups living in that region together with conflicts for centuries. Or, the historians conveniently told them so.

’ — ‘

Kingnis turned to his ministers standing behind the camera. ‘’. The ministers started whispering to each other.

’ Kingnis said and patiently waited. One of the ministers came and whispered in his ears. He turned to the interviewer.

’ The interviewer asked. Kingnis looked at one of his ministers. He signaled no.

‘You have questions?’

’ The interviewer said without a smile and got up.

God rewound the time and made Kingnis born into a renowned Sahbut family and fast-forwarded 33 years.

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As a Sahbut

’ Ms. Elizabeth came to the nation of Silhari to interview the 33-year-old Warlord Kingnis.

Kingnis captured the nation by killing Pomghi with his troupe two years ago. Although the Sahbut population is outnumbered 3 to 7, Kingnis managed to keep the nation under his control through extreme measures.

God stopped and rewound. Kingnis was made to be born into an extremist family out of the Ranswi and Sahbut.

As an erratic extremist

Kingnis grew up fearless and erratic. He realized that his ethnic group is underrepresented. He found reasons to be violent. He grew vengeance over both the majority ethnic groups. He organized a small group and was involved in creating small disturbances in the peace of the nation. He conquered the nation in an unexpected coup at his 31st age defeating the army and getting a stronghold on the capital.

He had to rule a nation where the entire population was against him. He believed violence was the only way to continue the rule. There were the Kingnis appointed journalists and the dead journalists. There were the Kingnis’ favorite business people and the dead business people. He spared no one.

Elizabeth was strictly warned against visiting Silhari provided by the turbulent political climate. She refused to listen. Her helicopter was shot down as expected.

God got frustrated and stopped. He swiped his sweat and rewound the time, and made Kingnis be born into a peace-loving, not-Ranswi, not-Sahbut, and non-extremist environment and fast-forwarded 33 years.

As a peace-lover

’, Ms. Elizabeth asked the warlord Ngunmati.

’ Ngunmati asked.

God learned that Kingnis was killed at a very young age in an ethnic cleansing act done by one of the governments. Ngunmati was the guy the country got itself into. What clan does he belong to? It does not matter. He disliked the opponent clan from his heart. All of his army personnel disliked the opponent clan from their hearts.

Send in the son

God rewound the time back a few centuries. He identified a critical point where the ***** arrived at the lands where ***** existed. The clans’ names are censored considering the sensitivity of the commenting on who are the lands original sons. The clash that happened back then leads to one clan occupying the center and the other occupying the outskirts.

God decided to send his son to that critical turning point to preach love and unity.

They sent him back in that historical brutal clash.

’ Elizabeth asked.

’ Kingnis replied.

God got fed up.

Diamonds

God decided diamonds can solve the problem. He made Silhari rich in diamonds. The local government tried to mine them but got greedy and asked for foreign help.

The diamonds took the center stage. The foreigner landed with huge equipment and mined Silhari inside out. The foreigner helped the local government to establish a legal system that enforces labor laws and so on.

He fast-forwarded to the current day. There were no dictators. There was an obedient government ruling the land. The races were not the leading problem of the country.

How much did the diamonds serve to the country’s economy? How much did the local government officials earn? How much did the foreigner get out of this trade? Is there too much corruption?

God focussed on Elizabeth. The abundant diamonds from Silhari had influenced her into running a small fashion jewelry shop in her town. She married a simple man called Sam, her neighbor, and lead a happy life.

God took his glasses off and sighed with relief.

He took Sam’s application and marked it with a tick having a Martin Scorsese smile on his face. ‘’ He said wrapping it carefully before putting it into a done bin.

He took the next one. It read, ‘’.

God stopped, Called it a day, brushed his teeth, and went to bed.

’ He murmured in sleep. ‘’ and started snoring divinely.

The End.

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Karthick Ragavendran

Fullstack engineer @ atem.green | React, Typescript, Redux, JavaScript, UI, Storybook, CSS, UX, Cypress, CI/CD.