Sunday, March 29, 2020

Overcoming Our BullSh**t Virus Infection

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

Disinformation, gaslighting and outright lying has infected us all.

If we do not find a way to determine truth from disinformation we will soon find ourselves on our deathbeds.

But, sadly, we no longer have even the weakest grasp on truth. And, even worse, we don't know who to go to for the leadership qualities we must have to help extricate our nation from the quicksand we have willfully walked into.

How will we disinfect ourselves and inoculate ourselves from our BullSh**t Virus infection?

We don't know what leadership is because most of us have never seen a leader in our lifetimes.

So, what are the personal characteristics of a good leader?

Mr. Trump does not live in the "good leader" universe. Why? because he has needlessly put all of us at risk of losing our lives. Please read this to understand why I make this statement.

The missing six week:How Trump failed the biggest test of his life, Ed Pilkington, Tom McCarthy, the, 28 Mar 2020.

And, even more sadly, neither do the rest of our political leaders. Who, then, is the leader we need? Will that person emerge from our political rabble? And, if he/she does, how will we know him/her?

Let's take a look at who the undisputed leader of our nation, George Washington, believed was a great leader, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. While I admire his leadership skills and personal life code, I am not calling for a modern day U.S. dictator.

Cincinnatus - A Leader Geo. Washington Respected

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus  (519 BC – 430 BC) a Roman aristocrat and statesman whose service as consul in 460 BC and dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC made him a model of civic virtue. Twice granted supreme power, Cincinnatus held onto it for not a day longer than absolutely necessary. Early in his life, due to the actions of his son, Caeso Quinctius, Cincinnatus was forced to pay an immense fine, to sell most of his lands and compelled to live in humble circumstances on a small farm, where he and his family were able to subsist on the work of his hands. George Washington admired Cincinnatus. Today, would we value or denigrate Cincinnatus for placing public service above personal gain? (Wikipedia)

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