decades of decline
… and loss of purpose.
Serious work for improvements on a national scale, peaked sometime in the early 1980s. Since then there has been a near constant decline in all but big words and worthless half-promises.
An entire nation head first on a slippery downward slope. No common purpose, substance or goal in sight, on track towards collective destruction. For what?
Mix political power with personal economic interests and incompetence, and you get some very interesting governmental blends. None of them compatible with public interests or the growth of a nation, but that never was the point for those who stand to profit from the destruction. Norway today is a sad story of misgovernment.
Don't bother to look for one single cause for any of this. There are at least two
fundamental reasons: “greed” and “fear”, and if you like you
can also add “vanity”.
- “Greed” is self-explanatory, and goes way beyond economics.
- “Fear” is related to loss of “position”, in any meaning of the word.
- “Vanity”, well, check a dictionary for that one.
nothing was delivered…
Norwegian Governments have always been good at hiring in external entities to crunch numbers that can be presented to the people. Problem
is that those numbers nearly always are just that: “numbers”, with no reality behind them.
They then repeat those flawed numbers ad nauseam, also long after better, and even official, number-crunchers have proven them wrong.
Makes me wonder what kind of alternative reality they are living in, and also what reality they think the rest of us observe.
The common man is responsible for his words and actions. Politicians are by their own ruling exempt from such rules while
“performing”. They can lie and cheat as they see fit in order to be elected, and then simply “have a change of mind”
once in position.
It's known as “political reality” and/or “business as usual”, and none of them have ever had to deliver anything on their promises. Turns whatever they say into a joke.
big, empty, words…
Everything gets presented in big words through all available channels, and if that doesn't have the intended effects, more words are added. Yet, there is hardly anything of value behind those big words, and most additions are not worth mentioning.
When all else fails to get messages and implementations across, they obviously must be enforced. Simplest solution is to make
all competing words, ideas and actions unacceptable and/or illegal, making sure choices are limited to the most
pointless and destructive ones they can come up with.
Boy, can they come up with a lot of shit and ways to enforce it…
So much for democracy. What we have smells more like kakistocracy to me, and there is no promising light on the horizon as
we slip further and further back into the dark ages.
The only question left to ask, is: “when will we hit bottom?”
f*** 'em all…
Ruthless business people in control of spineless politicians, is the second worst constellation one can think of. That some are deeply rooted in both camps is of course even worse, and we have enough of those to uphold a corrupt and destructive majority in the Norwegian Parliament in all cases that matter.
Whatever they say, I don't trust them to do anything good for anyone but themselves and their friends. An example to follow?
As there is no positive direction or purpose left in those circles, nothing our government or business classes stand for or promote is worth supporting. There are better causes…
I'm sure they can get to the end of the line all by themselves. A pity that they seem to aim at destroying as much as possible for profit on their way down though. Won't be much left for real humans.
last rev: 10.dec.2017