Who can You Trust?

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Life, Politics, Society
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One of the things that I hear from Mitt Romney is that he has more faith in people than in government. That sounds very good, on the surface.

Mankind has accomplished a great deal, to say the least. Our ability to create, evolve, analyze and problem-solve, is in fact what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom.

All that said, people are far from infallible. Manipulation of the masses is practically an art form. Germany is a great example of this. I scarcely believe that all Germans during WW II were rabid racists.

Subtlety in fear mongering, clandestine kidnapping and executions and the rumor mill working 24/7 was enough to make good, moral people into unwilling witnesses of slavery and genocide.

Americans do not corner the market on proud national history. Much blood is on our hands. I’m not referring to government. I’m talking about American society.

I suppose what I’m saying is, people can be monumentally great. Examples: Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and so much more. Then there are monumental screw ups.

Examples: the murder, rape and social injustices of thousands of black people before and after the Civil War, the abandonment of our children – far too many alleged men refuse to be there for their kids.

Do I trust people? Yes and No is my answer. We should never have absolutes in this discussion. The masses and government are both responsible for successes and failures.

Why would a high school janitor get a $300,000 loan to buy his house? Logic would dictate that he didn’t qualify. Yet and still, he signed on the dotted line.

This guy is responsible for his actions. So is the loan officer, the bank, the real estate agent and the government agency that regulates it all. Americans live beyond their means.

No surprise there. We also eat crap, don’t exercise, watch too much TV and take too many drugs. You can add hunting and drinking simultaneously to the list as well.

 

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Comments
  1. kzackuslheureux says:

    I was thinking of you, last night. I made up a little Romney vs. Big Bird Cartoon, but I added a little espan~ol for the fun of it… like I said, thinking of you 😉 Best Weekend to You, Dear!

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  2. Nafees says:

    problem is that its always hard to trust politicians.

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  3. coconutspeak says:

    Politians are human beings and human beings are prone to greed, deception, courage and honor. No absolutes. The man that buys an absolute is absolutely naive!

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