Bullshit in Washington still stinks. Well is this new book “What Happened” by Scott McClellan. Is not anything we and journalist (if there are any left) don’t know. This book is just skimming the surface and yet the White House pretends to be so distraught. It is all so bogus.
He was called a coward and yes maybe, but is he any worse than the rest of us? How many other news agencies had this same info and kept quiet, for fear of corporate /gov’t retribution.
Well anyone who has been in corporate America, knows just how things are done. Truth is on the down low. Words are used to shade truth, even by presidents we like. We will be voting for cowards in the fall? Why because those who dare to stand up are told, you’re not wanted.
Are you willing to stand up and tell the truth at your workplace? Especially in these times of economic uncertainty. And maybe lose your job, I think not.
It seems we are all cowards. When was the last time you wrote your congress person and really told them what you think? I can’t say I remember either.
Maybe it is about time we tell these people, if they want to be real leaders, they have to be first real human beings and look for ways to communicate and cohabit peacefully with others human and non humans on our, oh so fragile planet.
And yes maybe it takes a bit of an ego maniac to be a leader. Which is fine as long as we don’t let them forget, they are also human beings.
Can our leaders think differently? Only if we demand they think of new ways to act. But we have to be willing to act differently in our public and private lives.
Countries, states, cities are just people as are governments. Somehow we have lost the human factor in these things. I don’t just mean Americans or any other country. It is individuals, all of us that seem to have lost sight of the fact “ we made all this up.” If we created this mindset of fear, we can uncreate the same thinking.
So maybe Scott McClellan did more than he knows by writing this book. He exposed the fact we live in fear, not the fear of terrorism. It is more of the fear of telling the truth (as we see it) or at least being brave enough to “Question Authority” and see what happens.
Are you afraid of those who are afraid, and hold on so tightly to the power we allowed them to wield. Are we willing to ask our candidates some hard questions and not let them do the “side step dance.”
Are our journalists going to again be the Watchdogs for the people or just Lapdogs for gov’t/corporate entities?
Be willing to ask the questions of your own behavior of not speaking up.
It is said by those who promote war and violence that it is not practical on a large scale to” win over hate with kindness and love,” “And if what is meant by practical, is that it is not easy, than that is correct.”* If we can do this on an individual scale than we can do this on an international one.
Did I run a little far afield? I don’t think so, it is still all about telling the truth and it all starts with us. Thank you Mr. McClellan, (whatever your reasons) and if you keep it up you may actually be a journalist again.
*Quote "What The Buddha Taught-Walpola Rahula