Thursday, May 22, 2014

The real problem is that Character is Destiny.

The problem is not that the President has lied about when he learned about the problems in the VA, or about the IRS, or the NSA, or about your being able to keep your health care , etc. - he did lie about them. That's not the problem.
This is not the problem.

The problem isn't that the administration, this one and the previous ones, have lied to congress and to the American people. They have. That's not the problem.

The problem isn't that members of Congress, and the administrative agencies and the Supreme Court have lied to the American people. They have. That's not the problem.

The problem isn't that businesses and members of local, state and federal govt have lied about the origin, quality and purpose of Common Core Standards for our schools to the American people. They have. That's not the problem.

The problem isn't even that our schools teach our children flawed or out and out false ideas as truth. They do. That's not the problem.

The problem is that the American people as a whole are either Ok with that, or uninterested in that. Any of that. The problem is that telling Lies is seemingly seen as an acceptable means to an end, so long as they aren't prematurely exposed, causing (temporary) embarrassment to those involved.

The real problem is that, as an old, old dead Greek named Heraclitus observed long, long ago: "Character is Destiny".

You're not going to fix that with either an election, new policies, new media or new tests.

This picture says that people would be scared if they suddenly saw, not their face, but their character in the mirror. I wish that were true.

The problem is that it isn't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is so true. Our citizens have slowly lost the concept of good character. Now the concept in vogue is "if you can get by with it, you win."