Institutional Failure

We no longer have the luxury of debating serious concepts or ideas, but can only opine on current political reality. As long as we still can anyway.

But this column or next just might be the last, at this critical stage. Who knows? That is the political reality of the time. Just call this an SOS to the future.

Odd how America was always standing up for those timeless principles and freedoms like speech or basic civil liberties. Not anymore. That is the stuff of yesteryear now.

All of this in our current reality is due to institutional failure. No, it is not just a president’s dictate or even Congress’s decrees; it takes more than that to really set our country off the irreversible edge. Our institutions have a big and necessary role in that condition, not only governmental institutions but private or non-governmental institutions.

Right now they are screaming for us to jump, “don’t look back. Hurry up!”

Who are they? Well, media for one has a big role. But there are plenty others like policy centers, research labs to big corporations to technology, universities, education. All working hand and glove in a concerted, malicious way against civil liberties of people is enough to throw in the towel on society — as if government failure and corruption were not enough of a problem.

But all operating in a concerted effort, until you have something that makes George Orwell blush in his grave. And snark is substituted for substance in defense of what they do. So what is the answer to that? Well, we don’t know because we probably were never to this pinnacle before. Sadly, we just don’t know.

Institutions are to society what sin is to mankind. It is the cancerous rot that can destroy the body from inside out. If left corrupt and untreated, it can unleash a ticking clock on the mantle of freedom and all we hold dear. Or you could call that the glue or ligaments that hold us all together. And what a number both can do on us in a short amount of time.

So now a first amendment case to defend one’s self is no longer an acceptable option?

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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