The idea of a Last Judgment adds up the good and the bad throughout a person’s life. In the case of “X”, I’m sorry to say, –sorry because of all of the seemingly normal interactions, — there are many more abnormal, secret, biased and plain bad actions –so the sum may not add up………. to up.

Without violating the admonition to not speak ill of the dead, we know each individual, must constantly deal with the idea of “Justice”.

Justice requires Judgement.

Justice is the act of judgment, a conclusion about a person’s character and/or actions exclusively on the basis of all the factual evidence available, and of evaluating it by means of an objective moral criterion.

“Justice is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake the character of people just as you cannot fake the character of nature;
that you must judge all people, one by one, as conscientiously as you judge inanimate objects,
–with the same respect for truth,
–with the same incorruptible vision,
–by as pure and as rational a process of identification—that every person must be judged for what he is and treated accordingly.

“That just as you do not pay a higher price for a rusty chunk of scrap than for a piece of shining metal, so you do not value a rotter above a hero
—that your moral appraisal is the coin paying people for their virtues or vices, and this payment demands of you as scrupulous an honor as you bring to financial transactions—that to withhold your contempt from men’s vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement—that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devalue your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit —and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish individuals for their virtues and reward them for their vices.” See: Ayn Rand.

So things must be kept in perspective regarding the actions of “X”. No gushing, no glossing, just objective judgment and justice.

In the final judgment my idea is that there must be no lasting public monuments to the man, no buildings with his name, no plaques on any walls and paraphrasing the great patriot and brewer Sam Adams;, may posterity forget he was our countryman.

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