Evil people who are beyond saving have no choice but to die. But rotten people do not equal death. So I must cut deeply into the root of evil that has shaped the world into what it is today. Justice will be brought upon evil people. Justice will also be brought upon those who harm others. That is all you have to do to change people's way of thinking. They'll start realizing the right way to live as human beings. The right to be happy, that is something that everybody has equal claim to. It must be so. But that is not something you get by harming, deceiving, or even killing other people. To pursue your happiness without getting in the way of others, while respecting the rights of others, that is the way humans should lead their lives. Once the world changes, people begin to change. They become kinder. But those who still commit sins even after that are failures. Under ordinary circumstances, humans should have continued to evolve as the greatest creatures upon this earth. But we were actually regressing...a rotten world. Politics, law, education...was there anybody around who had the ability to correct the world? But someone had to do it. From the moment I got hold of the notebook, I knew that I had to do it. No...I knew I was the only one capable of doing it. I knew that killing people was a crime. But that was the only way to correct this world, and one day, people will accept that as being righteous. I had to take the role as Kira and do it. This was a mission that was entrusted to me. I was chosen to make amends for this rotten world, and to create a truly safe and ideal world. With this notebook...would anybody else have been able to do this? Come this far? And continue doing it? Would anybody else have been able to use just one notebook and lead the world to the right path? There are only those stupid people of low caliber, who would have used it for personal interests and selfish motives. I never thought of making any profit from this. I am not like those crooks who make money by forcing their ideals upon the weak. Those are the type of people who harm this world.
That's right. Only I can do it...I am the only one who can create a new world, be on top of it, and guide it correctly...Think about it. Do you want to return the world to the rotten way it used to be? Do you want the minds of the people, which have already started to change, to change again? You know it as well as I do. There are those in this world who are better off dead. There's nothing wrong with exterminating pests, so why is it wrong to kill people who are pests to this world? Do you really want to put an end to Kira here? Is that really for the good of this world? What good will it do to arrest me now? It's only going to make you happy, right? If you claim that this is to avenge L's death...then that is an act of folly. What you see before you is Kira...but also the god of this new world."
"No. You...are just a murderer. And this notebook here is the worst murder weapon in the history of mankind. If you had been a normal person and had used this notebook once out of curiosity you would have been surprised and scared of what had happened, regretted what you would have done and never use this notebook again. To speak of extremes I can actually understand those who would use this notebook for their personal interests and kill a couple of people, and even think that they're normal. But you have yielded to the power of the notebook and shinigami and have confused yourself with a god...You're just a mass murderer. Nothing more and nothing less."
"And you will be like God …” - Genesis 3:5.
*Excerpt from Death Note Volume 6 by Tsugumi Ohba
He makes everything beautiful in its time . . . Ecclesiastes 3:11