" People are tired of rules and tired of having to pay lip service to decorum. They want to stop having to watch what they say and think and just get "crazy," as Thomas Friedman would put it.
Trump's campaign is giving people permission to do just that. It's hard to say this word in conjunction with such a sexually unappealing person, but his message is a powerful aphrodisiac. Fuck everything, fuck everyone. Fuck immigrants and fuck their filthy lice-ridden kids. And fuck you if you don't like me saying so.
Those of us who think polls and primaries and debates are any match for that are pretty naive. America has been trending stupid for a long time. Now the stupid wants out of its cage, and Trump is urging it on. There are a lot of ways this can go wrong, no matter who wins in 2016."
In a humorous & interesting way he points to the HOW of culture arriving at solutions & leadership within the 5 stages of tribes to which we all belong in one or another.
A possibility is fulfilled by promises & requests .. & that as a matter of fact if you are a Martian looking at a leader I say that what would be there as a presence is Vision as a possibility of Being for Human Beings and unreasonable promises & requests as the~opening for the fulfillment or [ .. ] realization of that Vision coupled on the backside with compassion, whereby compassion I mean a profound sense of what people will need to bring forth in themselves to make good on the unreasonable promises & requests. - Werner ErhardWhen I was heavily into the seminar world I transcribed this piece on leadership from one of Werner's lectures I had on tape. I never met him. I will let this percolate for a while until untangling the Gordian Knot of it all. BTW, for those who look Werner up in the link to Wikipedia the word est is also the Latin word for he, she, or it IS - a zen kind of notion. I ran into the quote during triage of some old papers.
Quite a chunk full. LEC97 showed the process. Too bad it hasn't shown up in politics of today. It may be that the two are incompatible. It may be that absolute integrity is required & the leader-celebrity-TV personality style of politician we have these days can't muster integrity, eh? It may be that pandering for votes is incompatible with honoring thy word as thy self.
The Ten Biggest Myths of Integrity
Myth #1: Integrity is an obsolete, old-fashioned concept.
Myth #2: Moral and ethical codes of conduct are only for religious fanatics.
Myth #3: Integrity is a not based on any universal principles, rather it depends on the whims of each person in their own situation.
Myth #4: Honoring your word as yourself puts unnecessary limitations on personal freedom.
Myth #5: Being true to your emotions and personal desires in any given moment is more empowering than honoring what you said you would do.
Myth #6: Freedom is being free to choose which commitments to keep and not to keep in any given moment depending on your feelings.
Myth #7: Its possible to build character without having to make and keep commitments.
Myth #8: Integrity is not about listening to and following your conscience.
Myth #9: In a world of greed and selfishness, its not necessary to get hung up on keeping your word.
Myth #10: Honest and decent people are doormats for everyone else to walk all over.
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