Monday, 25 March 2019

TRUTH, JUSTICE What happened?

Like junkies, we look up to the ruling class for meaning, but we can never get enough. Hungry for more, we cling to what makes us feel good. What we really need is to fill the void in our starving souls.

Admiral Massera, Lt. Gen Videla, Brig. Agosti - 
Argentine junta - March, 1976

Today, our elected despots are behaving badly, and the result is anger, uncertainty, jittery markets, investments in peril, projects cancelled.

Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Camilo Cienfuegos.

Justin Trudeau shuts down discussion about SNCLavalin corruption, and then says the dialogue is wide open. At the neighbour’s things are not much better. The Mueller report has been delivered, and the government is saying it should never have happened.

In my banana republic days, when a despot disappointed the public, a coup d’état would usually follow.

But in these long-standing democracies, people are disappointed -- there’s suicide, doubt, faith in the system lost ... . The consequences of corruption are long term. Corruption accumulates in the roots, preventing growth.

Doubt kills growth.

We should have a pesticide called “Doubt".

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