reply to post by raiden12
From the behaviour of our local councils town planning department, and the way it handled the planning process for a new museum complex, I would have
thought the problem goes much further than just being in the legal and law enforcement establishment.
Lets be realistic here. The mindset that makes a hyper successful business person, also makes a very successful politician, lawyer, law enforcement
professional, and so on. Recent thinking indicates that a high percentage of successful business persons are in fact psychopaths, who use their unique
outlook on the world to be able to get ahead of their competitors. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that there are quite a few psychopaths
operating inside government, the police force, and the legal profession, and operating at high level.
That would not be so bad if psychopaths got where they get by being better at the job, but in the city, that is not how it happens at all.
Psychopaths do not necessarily outperform their competitors for promotion, by being better at the job, but often use their inherent ability to
dissemble, cheat, and intimidate their way through life, to make themselves appear to be the best candidate for any given position. Politics,
policing, the justice system... these places are the sorts of corners in which such mercenary tactics can be really successful at gaining an
individual rapid advancement, regardless of performance, or indeed the genuine intent of the individual concerned. And all this says nothing of the
plain greedy, those who despite having no psychopathic tendencies what so ever, have merely become good at lying and cheating for their own gain, or
that of conspirators.
Frankly, the whole system from the ground up has been rotten for a very long time. We have had politicians getting investigated for cash for honours
schemes, cash for influence rows, not to mention cash for VOTES... IN PARLIAMENT!!!! We have even seen a British politician, and former chairman of
the Co-operative group, on video allegedly buying illegal narcotics, and yet there is barely any word as to how these people are being punished save
for lip service in the press and television media, usually because they serve not a day in prison, (often because of the intimidation, dissembling,
and other similar tactics I mentioned which are part of the psychopathic toolkit)owing largely to the fact that all the power figures in this country,
and probably other nations as well, have dirt on one another which could bring down the entire structure of national politics, in one evenings
lighthearted chaos and destruction.
The trouble is, that so many of the power figures in this country rely on their intimidation, the information they have on their opponents, their
enemies, that the entire nations political existence, is held aloft on a web of intrigue, lies, deceptions, blackmail, and menace. So much is this the
case, that no real change can act upon that structure, without being transmuted. Anyone who tries to bring change forth for the good, will no doubt be
faced with cruel and unusual intimidation tactics, leverage applied to family, and so on and so forth.
The country could not exist as it does, with such blatant corruption and disease in its upper echelons , without such power as exists, being wielded
by a psychopathic few, over the righteous many. Otherwise the population would have the deciding vote in all matters, not a tiny minority of entitled,
utterly clueless career politicians. Things would be done for the greater good, not the good of the greater few. They are not, because not only have
the suits dragged about themselves the mantle of power and law, but also the creeping tendrils of intimidation and menace. Tis a dark specter which
makes its home in the places of power in these lands, but I suppose the one saving grace here, is that nothing lasts for ever, a fact which makes them
who currently hold the largest stick, in danger of receiving the largest kicking in time to come. Cold comfort for some, but any comfort is welcome in
this day and age if you ask me.