Dishonesty by Another Name
This is an excellent article – but understanding it will take some concentrated thinking on your part. He takes you through a line of reasoning, step by step. Each step is not hard, but as you go along you will get the uncomfortable feeling that something very fishy and very basic is going on – something that you don’t want to know about.
You will say to yourself “Things can’t be this bad!” and stick your head in the sand, along with everyone else. Or get worked up about something entirely irrelevant – and insist that is the problem instead.
Well boy and girls things are that bad, and the baddest thing of all is our refusal to even try understand it. Let me repeat that: we have made a world so complicated we cannot understand it – because at the same time we have neglected ourselves as people – because we have concentrated on our wonderful things instead.
To put this another way: dishonesty has become systemic, and we cannot get it out of our system. Probably I should have said this first, because most will agree with this formulation.