Saturday, January 9, 2010

How did we get here

   When a person graduates or obtains a specific social or political standing, does it matter how they achieved that standing among the populace? The answer to this question is yes, if you are a person of character you believe in standards for achievement, and no if you are a scoundrel that cheats, and believe that gaming any and all systems and standards is achievement!
    Any person that uses this kind of commonsense knows that among all people in society, that we will always have some achievers’ and some scoundrels’. The achievers’ know and understand their own honesty, and the scoundrel knows and understands their own dishonesty. The primary question that each and every American today needs to ask is, what are the proportions or percentages of one or the other that are in our society, and what does that say about our society overall? From an emotional point of view I am defining here, the difference between individual pride and shame where the scoundrels’ among us actually feel no shame, and in fact take pride in their cheating and gaming of the honest Americans and we all pretend their false pride is legitimate.
   Aside from those who by their human nature are natural scoundrels, and usually only represent one third of society it is American academia, that is the purveyor of cheating and gaming our social and political systems, and with its best effort over many years has created individuals that would not naturally be scoundrels, to function that way in the name of achievement, too such an extent that we currently are suffering as a society at approximately fifty percent or more. This academic effort has currently corrupted almost every standard and system, political, legal, educational, financial, families, science, medical and our entire government.
   As a society of by and for the people only the people can possible clean our country up from all the corruption that prevails today and avert our decline and it starts with each one of us.
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

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