A Reminder To American Institutions Willing to Toss Away the People Trust

Once you though away trust in your organization it rarely if ever comes back and once you are no longer trusted or trustworthy you will not attract trustworthy people to operate said institutions.

Even worse if you figure that out and try to change direction you discover trust once lost never comes completely back, even the spouse who forgives a cheater who begs for a 2nd chance never loses suspicion of a 2nd betrayal.

I don’t expect you to heed my warning as you cower in fear of the woke left or laugh as you secure wealth and position for your family or even downplay it as “not so bad” or alarmist but I leave you with this quote.

“First we must cross the river,” Benito was saying.  “Do you believe me now when I tell you that you must not attempt to swim it, or even get wet from it, or must you try that too?”

“What happens if I just dive in?”

“Then you will be as you were in the bottle.  Aware and unable to move.  but it will be very cold, and very uncomfortable, and you will be there for all eternity knowing that you put yourself there.”

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Inferno 1976

Now in fairness there likely a fair number of you who won’t care that these institutions that you are a part of will be destroyed by your actions as you’re only there for the grift, but to you others remember that when you see the ruins of these institutions you loved and served remember that you by your actions and inactions did this.

2 thoughts on “A Reminder To American Institutions Willing to Toss Away the People Trust

  1. I knew this would come one day, hoped it would be long after I was gone. Easy to understand the shock and horror felt by sane people in Venezuela, Lebanon, and other countries destroyed by forces beyond their control.
    What I was taught long ago was not a lie. The institutions have morphed into worlds of their own, disconnected from their true missions.
    The leaders of this destruction and their followers are the most heinous of criminals.

    1. In fairness while that’s last line is true it’s invariably how republics fall particularly when the people in them are not taught history.

      Anyone remotely familiar with Roman History could see the writing on the wall.

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