Rotten To The Core

rotten_coreThere seems to be a tidal wave of corruption, skulduggery, cheating, malpractice, you name it, coming out of the woodwork all at once. Not that I believe for one instant, that this kind of thing hasn’t always gone of in one form or another. But there seems to be a form of cleansing going through society, where the guilty are being brought to book.

Further allegations regarding the BBC documentary about Jimmy Savile, revelations about possible Police collaboration over the Andrew Mitchell ‘Plebs’ case, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn ‘pimping’ case proceeding to court, UBS being fined $1.5bn for LIBOR fixing. Every single day, we are confronted by further evidence that many people who are in positions of power or authority are totally unfit for office.

Whilst it might seem like a depressing stream of bad news, tales of deceit, fraud, miss-use of power, and exploitation of the weak and innocent, it is in fact, a fast growing pressure by society in general, the everyday man and woman in the street, to rid ourselves of these liars, leaches and larcenists, and we must not stop here, we must press on.

There will be a force of resistance to this cleansing. The culprits are clever and powerful people, and are in a position to manipulate and hide evidence of their wrongdoings. As with the revelations that brought about the banking crisis, news of this kind will not be good for the economy and will most likely have serious consequences.

But having got our foot on their necks, we must not let then slither away. We must press home our advantages, maintain this impetus, and not rest until the work is done. Then, when honour, trust and confidence are restored, we must never let this filth rise to the top again.

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  1. contextrelated
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 23:10:02

    I’m not entirely convinced that trust can be restored in what passes as the more conventional institutions of government and media. The younger generation in particular have long ago forgone the stage of politics as a serious force for change and replaced it with Facebook and Twitter. Social change can be forced in 160 words or less on Twitter these days. A lot of us are feed up with the self feeding frenzy that is defeatist and very destructive to society. The quicker this process of ethical navel gazing ends the better for us all in society. Regards

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    • Anupadin
      Dec 19, 2012 @ 23:22:21

      I have faith in the inherent goodness of a just society, when it is organised and run by general consensus, rather than by an overbearing ‘upper’ class.

      I also feel that I should warn that we write off the youth at our peril. Whilst I admit a certain bias when it comes to my own son and his friends, they have an ethical streak running through them that puts many adults to shame.

      I also refuse to quit on a laudable goal, just because it appears fanciful or unachievable.

      Namaste ~ Anupadin

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