Editorial #315 The Agenda of Complexity
The old adage: “we just need to use common sense and everything would be okay” has never been truer. Common sense is like pornography: I can’t tell you what it is but I know it when I see it. The irony is common sense is anything but common, as noted in Thomas Paine’s book, “Common Sense”, written in 1776. Even then common sense was a rare commodity.
Our core values of truth, fairness, sustainability and integrity are timeless virtues generally accepted as being the ‘common sense’ actions stemming from the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. These virtues now mired in complexity, masking the hypocrisy we all detest.
Today’s political correctness and situational ethics has corrupted any hope of making sense in our society and government bureaucracies. The best place to hide this corruption is in plain sight by spinning any situation into excuses, blaming the predecessor or stating it would have been a lot worse without their intervention. Corruption is further excused by bestowing fabricated praise that makes as much sense as calling a fireman a hero for fighting a blaze he started.
The latest debacles of the Afghan withdrawal, the pandemic protocol, the handling of the economy, climate change, poverty, unaddressed crime and baseless accusations of discrimination and insurrection are all examples of bureaucracies focused on fabricated issues, rather than resolving real problems. This often includes issues that are inescapable parts of life. Trillions have been spent addressing these issues and nearly all are considered worse than ever today. Where is the list showing where this unprecedented amount of taxpayer money went and what did it accomplish?
No one wants a war but and too many wars are contrived by corrupt governments with a profit motive being the foremost reason to start them. Bad things are easiest to accept when we are told doing nothing would make things considerably worse.
Communism, forest fires, pollution, poverty, immigration, nuclear war, climate change, Covid-19 and racism are all issues that are spun to be made more complex. This is fertile ground for corruption. When will common sense expose that these efforts and treasure spent did nothing but exacerbate the situation.
This agenda is motivated by the same hubris possessed by bureaucrats and academics. They equate their degrees from ‘woke’ universities, using computer simulations in lieu of real first-hand experience. Most have never stepped outside their protective bubbles or ivory towers. Their reality is altered to fit the agenda of big money interests and alumni funding. These ‘expertise’ are purchased to promote ‘their gospel’ of advancing dishonest agendas.
They disguise their agenda by complicating the subject with Rube Goldberg approaches, making the simplest task into a joke that no one with any ‘common sense’ would consider. Irony lies in the only ones not grasping reality are the so called ‘experts’ whose fabricated intellect is considered superior.
“Nothing can be hidden from eventual truth and knowledge”. “You can’t fool all the people all the time.” and “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” are truisms that were so obvious that nobody needed to mention them. Complexity is being imposed by cynical and sinister minds to disguise these facts that are so simple and common that they can hide in plain sight with only the wise seeing them.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.