When you first meet some, say, at a party, the first item of conversation is usually “So, what do you do for a living?” or something similar. As if the occupation of the person is an indication of their humour, personality, parenthood, hobbies, or any of the other in a long list of traits one can possess.
If the person responds that they are a Doctor, you would automatically think them expert, diligent, dedicated, well off, respected and so on. If The person responds that they are a lawyer, you would expect them to be honest. A politician you would expect to have people’s best interests at heart, a business man, hard working.
Judging people by their looks, accent, job title and qualifications is a poor substitute for reality, and a striking indicator of imbalanced perception, and the biased slant in morality that we have been brought up to believe in. Wealth, popularity, fame and power are seen as positive qualities, while the more human oriented morals such as love, charity, empathy and honesty are not.
When seeking opinion, we seldom ask a housewife or a dustman. We always go for the usual style of pedagogue. Slick, suited, articulate in speech, usually accompanied by an acumen as long as their arm. These badges do not make their advice better than anyone else’s. Harold Shipmen is a doctor, Bernie Madoff is a business man. You get the picture.
How is it then that all these people, indeed, us all, were sucked into the schemes that make these people notorious? Why would a rational human being be fooled by, what turned out to be, pretty blatant scams? There can only be one tool to blame here. Irrational trust.
Trust is a two way street. Blind trust leads to exploitation. Mistrust leads to division and stagnation. Somewhere in between the two poles lies informed or conditional trust. This implies that a line must be drawn by the trustee over which the trusted must not cross. If the line is crossed, the trust is broken, and legitimate mistrust can be assumed. Just Waiting to see what happens will not do. Constant vigilance must be maintined over the activities of those you offer your very lives.
The financial turmoil we find ourselves unwittingly immersed in was caused by our apathetic attitude to our lines of trust. In fact, we trusted politicians to get lawyers to contain the businessmen that stole and stole. Every single financial watchdog the world over, failed to either heed the warnings of employees by shutting them up or getting rid of them, or turning a blind eye to the activities of the favoured. The government has betrayed our trust in so many ways recently I have lost count. This time, however, they have excelled. So many conditional lines have been broken in one fell swoop, the mind boggles. Not only that, they betray us yet more by digging into our pockets to bolster the failings that the businessmen, lawyers and politicians have made.
We, of course, sit and take it because we think that the failure of the banks is the bigger of the two evils. Rats in a trap! Head on the chopping block! Use any metaphor you like. The fact is this…Don’t trust in pedagogues, and don’t trust your fellows to hold to the line of condition UNLESS PROVED. We have all already shown how inept and lazy we are in protecting our values and rights. Are you not ashamed? Why did you not know about this? What else don’t you know about?
The Banking oligarchs control the corporations that control the government, and dont expect the corporate media to mention that. This is what blind trust has bought us. The New World Order intends to use this crisis to centralise control of currency and the economic machinery, and we are paying for it. Governments across the globe are now bankrupt, and as a result are joining in partnership with the deep pockets of the transnationals. In short, a partnership is being formed between government and big business. This means your nation is no more a sovereign state, IT’S JUST AN ASSET!
It is now clear as a bell. Those who consider themselves the cream are in fact blind, trusting fools, just like us, who trust the programmes set by the likes of the UN, and who I wouldn’t buy a used car from if you paid me. Enough! No more Mr nice guy. Kick them out of office, arrest the criminals among them and re-establish the line.
Yours in humanhood