What will the people think? What will they remember about me? A common worry, even when we don’t care. Maybe...
Political scandals come slushing down the hill like a mudslide. Affronted indignity seems to be the standard reaction of all politicians. And so, the public trust erodes even further.
Here you can read the theoretical approach behind my previous article “The Price We Pay”.
We are outraged at 12-year-olds in mines. We cheer at a 12-year-old in a national competitive ice rink. What price are we ready to accept for entertainment?
Kabul falls in days. The leader flees. The world shrugs. No-one felt locally accountable enough to defend what was built.
Power without personal accountability ultimately leads to the illusion of a democratic state.
With great power comes …no responsibility.
Intellectual authorities lost our implicit trust.
Contrary to what is often peddled, this is not primarily due to social media, internet, conspiracy theories or fake news, but to the failure of the authorities themselves, to live-up to and live-by the expectations they created.
Ever since there are families, tribes, clans, nations, each generation is just so much better than the next one,...