Can lack of trust between the people and their leaders be referred to as sickness? . Of course yes, in as much as it not the natural order of things. Is this a common thing today? What a question!! ,are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who has not heard of the things that have happened in UK , USA and Italy in the last few months. The malady that has been endemic in Africa is now showing its head in Europe and America after a long absence.
Sometimes things are beyond human power. But others may be controllable but there is simply no person to do the controlling because all are busy demanding their rights ,same as everyone else. This is compounded by the love of money (not money per se) and materialism. What follows is people, many people make the deadly mistake of failing to see the importance of investing in Virtue and entrenching truth in their daily routine. They in fact feel it’s a waste of time to develop good habits; all you need is Money period.
Small wonder then that we have the ruling elites all over the world , engaged in brazen lies, and corruption while at the same time telling the people they are working hard to address their concerns. Then we are surprised when the people reject this leaders at the poll in favor of the alternative, any alternative available. To the people any alternative should be better than the status quo.
What the this system may need is a severe shock to its sense of entitlement, privilege and pride.
Entitlement translates into, “whatever your competencies, you do not want to compete with others”. You do not like change when even the season changes, the universe is changing; change is name of the game!. To sustain the status quo, you rig the system so that any competition is cosmetic.
The system has also guaranteed privilege to a few at the top who have almost zero incentive to address the challenges that majority of people are facing in a flawed system. In fact there is every reason to expect pervasive corruption because of greed and ambition- things that when they overwhelm the human spirit cannot be satisfied. Greed and ambition has no limits.
Then lastly Pride ruins everything for it means the leaders have exaggerated and high opinion of themselves .All else come after me ,myself and I!!.And so they come to believe that they can and should manipulate the masses for their own selfish ends.
All these are vices that reduce productive forces from reaching the optimum levels. In other word they cause stagnation, lower achievement and inhibit human ingenuity. And the unintended consequence of all this is ‘Trust’ has becomes a truly a scarce commodity in the world.
A call should go out to all, the people and the elites: put aside your demand for rights and apply yourself to your duty for the welfare of the greatest majority.