All I can say is, Yes! This neatly summarizes thousands even millions of words that have asked the question, what happened? Our culture has been overcome by bad faith and denial of others driven by greed. We have accepted bad faith as our primary model of management. Bad faith is now essential for success. We have even accepted a person as president who’s only competence is bad faith supported by lies. Please note that I did not say “elected as president” as that is not the case for what solace that provides.

So, how do we fix this? I wish I knew. Historically a culture, particularly an empire and that is what America has become, that gives itself up to bad faith simply fails and someone else takes over. This is like the dynastic cycle in imperial Chinese history. The only chance for recovery is a new dynasty after the old has been destroyed in war. Let’s hope we can avoid that.

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Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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