I am not sure what it is about my brain, but when there is a political scandal I try and figure out what excuse will be given by the person or people involved in the scandal.
There is usually a statement with some soft say-nothing language. Here’s an example:
“An incident was brought to the attention of senior officials within the minister’s office. We have taken preliminary actions and plan to launch a full investigation to determine areas where we can improve and create an effective strategy to prevent similar situations from occurring again.”
Of course..a statement like this would only be sent out if there was tacit acknowledgement that the shit has hit the fan.
What happens soon after a statement like this is the following:
“Well.. when the ____ government was in power, they did similar things…”
That’s where my blog title comes into play. Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem is a Latin phrase that means It is not goodness to be better than the worst. It‘s time that we demand a higher standard from our elected officials. We let them act like very high paid children. They can sling mud at each other and act with impunity and why? “HE DID IT FIRST.”
Give me a break.
I know that I’m still fighting cynicism because I don’t like when people say “of course, that’s how it’s always been..wake up!”
I’ve not been asleep. I just think we have reached a point in time where we have to work hard to remain ignorant. We’re inundated with information 24/7 and have the ability to find non-mainstream information at the push of a button…the touch of a screen.
I’m as frustrated as usually and I’m just gonna keep taking it okay!