You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

This post is about fooling the people. The majority are not fools, nor stupid, but mostly believers and go-along-to-get-along’s. They often know pretty much what’s going on. Sadly, most are without power to resist, and will shortly be also without power even to complain or challenge. The rulers-and-wannabes will have their way with us, it seems. Or will they?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

The simple answer is that we are herd animals, tribal flavor. A strong need for leadership is built into our human nature. My question then is why we seem to have so many truly bad leaders. Especially today, it seems. How do such human disasters ever achieve a leadership position? Are we-the-people at fault, or is it something much deeper?

Governing By Emergencies

Governing By Emergencies

Our world seems to have become an unending series of emergencies. These included 9/11, the Great Recession (2008), and the global frenzy known as COVID-19. Since 2020, we have been in one continuous emergency, requiring extraordinarily drastic measures by government to address, globally. We are living daily in this state of emergency, but where is it leading?

We Are Living in a Leadership Vacuum

We Are Living in a Leadership Vacuum

Has the sun set permanently on great leaders? No? Well, where are they – today I see none. I see only powerful groups and many rulers and ruler-wannabes. Exercise of power and leadership are different. We have lots of the former, but a serious vacuum in the latter. Why should this be? Is it ever likely to be corrected – somehow?

Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.

Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.

Almost every day now we read about something or other being “unavailable” or “in short supply”. Supply chains are crashing. Many kinds of workers are no longer looking for work despite millions of open jobs. COVID has largely vanished so we are told so shortages must be due to “something else”. What “something”? How do we manage in this terrible mess? Time to worry?