Andreas Blachere

The Bogeyman


When I was a child we had a concept called the Bogeyman. He was a fictional character that was always lurking in the shadows, hiding in closets or standing just around the corner. He could attack you at any moment, kidnap you and even kill you. Eventually we grew up and realized that this was an irrational, childish fear and that the bogeyman didn’t exist. 

Well it appears the Bogeyman is back. This time he is hiding INSIDE other people and apparently we may not even know he is there but he could attack at any moment and, once again, even kill you. 

The effects of the new Bogeyman on society are startling: people avoiding contact with each other, looking at each other on the street and in stores with fear and mistrust and believing all the stories they hear instead of using their common sense to judge  for themselves whether they are in danger or not. 

So yes… the Bogeyman is back! But hopefully we will all grow out of our irrational, childish fears once more and become compassionate, loving human beings again.