posted September 20, 2006 02:01 PM
We create positions like politician
and policeman that provide those who fill them with access to power and the ability to "get around" accountability...
Then we wonder why these positions attact so many power hungry people that don't like to be held accountable for their actions. Hey..you wanna catch flies? Use honey.
Don't hate them...after all...these are our OWN worst tendencies...left unchecked.
So why do we seem so shocked when politicians lie, businessmen are greedy and police are abusive?
Is it that by pointing out their exaggerated indiscretions we hope for relief from the conscience-driven echoes of our own?
Our civic leaders are professional truth benders, career gold diggers and packs of athletic(or not-so-athletic) brutes with guns.
If these are our leaders, where exactly is this society headed?