This lady makes good sense.
Sometimes it’s overwhelming to think of all the information on the web that points to evil, controlling, manipulative behavior that loosely falls under the category of “conspiracy theory”.
The thing that deludes people into thinking all this is just paranoia is the myth that all evil is somehow coordinated by a small group of evil doers at the top of a great pyramid of evil. Then again, maybe organic pyramid structures are a naturally occurring phenomena.
Watch Saturday morning cartoons. Isn’t it amazing that almost all of them nowadays are based on the simplistic story of a super hero pitted against an arch evil nemesis who is single-handedly out to control or destroy the world? When we grow up, cartoons are relegated to the world of childhood fantasy along with anything that smacks of cartoonishness. Out goes the baby with the bathwater. Ergo, arch-villains don’t exist or are at least an aberration from the norm. Humanity is basically good, so to think that the mass of people would cooperate in a massive evil scheme is… unthinkable.
I view this a little differently. It has been my life experience that most people really care about one thing – getting ahead. That boils down to two words, money and power with their derivatives (fame, beauty, sex, comfort, pleasure, etc.) I have made it a habit of evaluating motives by looking at where the feet are pointing – actions, not words.
Adam Smith, the father of modern economics posited that there is an invisible hand that moves all mankind in a free market to make efficient choices in their own enlightened self-interest that furthers the good of all through general economic growth. Having observed the nature of man in general, I suggest that Smith was absolutely correct, except that there are cumulative evil side effects of the invisible hand. Selfish interests do not produce benign results in the long run. The uncontrolled quest for wealth and power will ALWAYS lead to corruption. Stated more succinctly, “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
While almost everyone knows and acknowledges that couplet as fundamental truth, why is it then, that most people remain so optimistically blind to the fact that big, powerful institutions, with incredible consistency, have only one objective in mind, self-enrichment and empowerment at ANY cost? The higher one rises within the pyramid, the more single-minded one is required to be in pursuit of the one and only god of money and power. Those lower in the pyramid not having absolute power are corrupted, but not yet absolutely.
Once you recognize that as a fundamental fact in our fallen world, conspiracy is not a theory, it is the most routinely observable human behavior of all. Conspiracy is a fact of life for everyone. Everyone is scheming to get ahead. Conspiracy is nothing more than the survival instinct on steroids. Conspiracy is just normal individual human behavior with at least one accomplice. To posit that conspiracy is only a theory or a symptom of paranoid crackpots is to deny that there is greed or evil in the world.
Since we are on the topic of pharmaceuticals relative to the most common of all human diseases, it seems appropriate to ask, “Is there an antidote?”
The answer is YES, but like many antidotes, it’s tough medicine. Attempting to kick habits that are not only natural to the human condition, but encouraged by drug pushers masquerading as executives, politicians and officers is infinitely more difficult than kicking heroine cold turkey. If you decide to make the attempt, you will need a good physician and a support group of loyal friends.
I have a recommendation: There is a good doctor named Jesus Christ who wrote the book and operates a worldwide chain of clinics. There are many alternative cures of varying efficacy developed by prophets, philosophers, gurus and shamans around the world. Some of them are also good. At the core, the good ones all practice the same golden rules. But, for my money, Dr. Christ, GD is the best.
There are also many local support groups. I’m partial to a network forming at the Village on Sewanee Creek of reforming addicts. As with all addicts, it’s a constant struggle to stay on the wagon, hence the need for a support group. As a former senior executive, I can testify from personal experience.