Thoughts on Power and Justice

"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." The Dark Knight 2008

One of the questions I ran into at Yahoo Answers Philippines (YAP) was: 

"Would you approve of vigilantes? Or the works of vigilantes?"

Categorically I answered: 

Well, it is never okay for anyone to hold such extreme powers, 'cause like all things with power, it gets abused.

I don't need to write a very long testimonial to prove this point, just grab any kind of History books that you can find and you'll know what I mean.

And then, I came across another question again at YAP that says: 
"Doesn't it embarrass Catholics that the Vatican didn't oppose Nazi Germany? Actually, the Vatican sent a letter of congratulations with the elected officials, and did nothing when the Nazi's rounded up and killed and shipped the Jews off to the concentration camps in clear view from the Vatican. That would bother me. Has the Catholic church apologized for this?" - she added.
My answer was:

YES, in fact they did apologized for this.

Actually, it was one humble and admirable man in Vatican who apologized for all the sins of all the clergies and Catholic leaders of the past.
The late Saint Pope John Paul II.
FYI. During that time, it was not only Vatican who turned a blind eye on the evil that was happening in the world. A lot of nation did.

History is written so that man would learn from the mistakes of the past and to celebrate mankind's achievements and not to dwell on it. Everything happens for a reason.

No one is immune to power. Even the inherently good can sometimes turn a blind eye because of power.

Priests and Politicians. Power has a way of changing the very nature of every person and history has a funny way of repeating itself.

Who would apologize for our mistakes then?

Another person overpowered by sickness?

Another one humbled by age?

Another one sickened by the hypocrisy of a bewildered society? - Where wrong is made right and the righteous, wronged because of self-serving agendas, pride and the lust for more power?