Worst Essay Ever

Here is the essay that won me first place in the citywide essay contest my sophomore year in high school.  It’s terrible I must warn you ahead of time:

Power:  a Study in Excesses

Power is an essential but potentially dangerous facet of society.  At its best, it is a necessary and useful means of achieving goals through the delegation of authority and responsibility.  At it’s worst, a corrupt sense of superiority can fester within the minds of those with power and become a cancerous detriment to a free society.  This can be true of anyone who obtains great power.  In short, no man is immune from becoming ensared by the temptation of dominion over others.

In the book Animal Farm by the late George Orwell, the animals of Manor Farm rebel against  their farmer.  Once the revolt proves successful, the animals look to the pigs for guidance.  Of these pigs, Napoleon is the most cunning.  He gradually assimilates all the power of the farm and uses the other animals for his high style of living. As the story closes, it is apparent that Napoleon has become as ruthless a dictator as the former farmer of manor farm.

Adolf Hitler is a prime historic example of a man who possessed and abused great power.  Through propoganda, charisma, and his use of ruthless tactics he obtained the complete support and obedience of Nazi Germany.  This one man took it upon himself to thrust the entire globe into the greatest war in the history of mankind and oversee the elimination of 11,000,000 Jews from the face of the planet.  That the fate of history once rested in the hands of a ruthless madman is a profound tragedy that should never be allowed to occur again.

I witnessed the abuse of power first-hand in the city of Columbus, Georgia.  Two police officers approached a young man and verbally assaulted him.  When he responded that it was improper for them to insult him, they shouted that they were police officers and threw him up against a wall.  He did not struggle but told them that they were unlawfully assaulting him.  They then battered him to the ground with their nightsticks and choked him until he stopped protesting.  They arrested him and drove off silently into the night.

In conclusion, this must be said:  this world cannot exist without power resting in someones hands.  We must, however, be certain that power is not given in such a proportion as to tempt those empowered to discard virtue in favor of dominion of others.  This can be achieved by our appropriate system of checks and balances because although there are a great number of good people, there are none that are completely immune to the temptations brought about by an excess of power.

I will turn the comments back on asking that for the time being you mofos limit yourselves to commenting about the article in question.  Any comments regarding me or my person life can be sent to me at mexigogue@gmail.com.  Thank you in advance for your compliance or you will get teh cancer.

9 Responses to “Worst Essay Ever”

  1. Phelps says:

    I think you are a disgusting human being and are going to burn in hell for getting divorced and remarried.

    Also, did you have a minimum word count? Because otherwise, I don’t understand what Orwell being dead has to do with the abuse of power.

  2. Phelps says:

    Also, I want the ass cancer, so I can get one of those bionic cocks like Acidman had.

  3. mexi says:

    Yeah, “the late” part re: George Orwell was one of the parts that screamed out at me to be edited but I kept it in so as to retain the fidelity of the original.

  4. Phelps says:

    Don’t you mean infidelity, heathen?

  5. HMT says:

    I like how you give disclaimers as if anyone I knew at that age could have written anything better.

    strong dimmu.

  6. Vee says:

    You know what the problem with power is? The wrong people always seem to have it. Is that because power corrupts people, or are corrupt people drawn to power?

  7. L says:

    i already have cancer. cancer of the soul. so HA! your threats mean nothing to me. ps i cant believe you posted your email. you better not jump off that bridge without me.

  8. mexigogue says:

    I heartily endorse this event and/or product!

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