This is amazing. I look around the web and see all this information just pouring out and observe all these in your face parallels and I’m in wonderment of the extent to which we are doing all the same stuff. And you just know it’ll produce the same result.
We may not have the same system but it’s no less subject to becoming corrupt. It’s very clear that the prior administration very wrongly evaluated the intelligence data on Iraq. Not only was it wrong but it was criminally wrong. The conclusions reached cannot have been arrived at except in the presence of a corrupt moral and ethical code. To this day the principles stick by their evaluation in spite of the factual contradictions which state the opposite.
We have the very same thing going on with our banking system. It is horribly corrupt and is growing worse. Our banking system is a very important and very major social institution. There is great consequence in what they do. In spite of their conducting themselves in an inappropriate way they’ve elected to ignore and shift blame for the irreparable damage to the nation and to the lives of every citizen. Just the very same as has occurred in Egypt. And Obama is no less culpable than any other as a member of the group of persons who have brought this about. He has paid only lip service to correcting it. There is no getting around this.
Then we come to our military which has been allowed to take all manner of liberties with our freedoms. Again we have the same ethical and moral corruption in evidence. Not a shred of difference.
When you take all of these and collectivize them it paints a very scary picture. We are very clearly and very seriously threatened as a nation. From the inside. I’ve no doubt that this collective conduct is a root cause for 9/11. In the same way the people of this nation are threatened so are those of other nations and regions. The political and religious differences and the lack of respect for those differences have produced this threat and the response to it. This is human nature 101. It is producing all the same dismal results that we know and recognize and yet our national leadership refuses to recognize them and in fact vehemently denies them.
This is definitely systemic. We see the same ethical and moral corruption throughout the political enterprise. The void of honesty and objectivity cannot be captured with mere words. The scope of it is beyond our ability. Viewing this from the inside is an exercise in futility. We laugh and ridicule the crazy stuff being voiced by this new congress but don’t full well realize the seriousness of the insanity being expressed. In my estimation there does not exist among our elected officials the skills, the knowledge or the wisdom to understand any of this. They don’t see any of the relationships between all the pieces and how they interact and how they must all have common elements of ethical and moral conduct as their underpinnings.
I’m thinking this is what happens when you are of a class where you never have to admit to, accept or be held to account for your mistakes. We see this in our legal and our social code where individuals or corporations frequently pay huge fines but are relieved of any personal accounting for their wrongdoing. Unfortunately, in the moral sense that’s a necessary ingredient for human learning to happen. With money you can buy a lot of stuff. I think in the distinctions of class, we erase the notion of us being human peers, along with our humanity. In the end wisdom has no price. It comes only from hard lessons. And an effort most will never know.
The final kicker is there is this infinity of what we don’t know and can’t comprehend that just hands us our asses every friggin’ time. Aw shit.
Spring better get here in a hurry.