Sunday, October 08, 2006

There’s a Reason Things Happen

Just as in the 2002 gubernatorial campaign, it looks like the Democrat standard-bearer is going to make a “virtue” out of their liabilities.

“The Governor is attracting too much monetary and volunteer support”…

“The Governor is good friends with the most powerful leaders in the world”…

“The Governor knows too many competent people”…

“The Governor had a normal, healthy childhood”…

Meanwhile, I’m still trying to locate one person from Kaimuki High School circa 1965, who lights up with fond recollections at the mention of Randall Iwase (or Mazie Hirono) from those days.

One of the things about being raised in the poverty they both claim, is that one never escapes from that mentality of thinking that the objective in life is to struggle one’s way to the top, in a ruthless, brutal competition against all the others -- instead of beginning without those deficiencies and inadequacies -- and taking everybody else with them. That’s the better breeding ground for leaders -- that improvement comes as the entirety of society improves, and not just vis-à-vis everyone else -- which is a severe handicap as well as the predictor of authoritarian, demagogic personalities. Those severe circumstances, allow them to justify whatever it takes to get to the top -- vilifying all those more successful than they are as legitimate targets of their ambition and ruthlessness.

Lying, cheating, stealing is wholly justified by their self-proclaimed “deprived” status, as well as justifying their bitterness and resentment against all those they perceive as being more popular, attractive, richer, advantaged, etc.

It’s kind of a sick basis for justifying one’s claim for rightful leadership in any society. It is the entitlement to leadership -- rather than the recognition that is earned all one’s life in everything they do.

I don’t think Linda Lingle is successful because she’s the governor. She probably would have been successful at whatever she did -- just as when she lost her first governor’s race, she built up the Republican Party, while the Democrat loser did not -- allowing it to degenerate so that they cannot come up with credible and exciting new personalities to run for the highest offices -- and if they do, get beaten down and back for trying to upset the apple cart.

The Discover Moiliili festival was quite an unlikely place for people to approach me with these surreptitious insights on the community scene only talked about at venues in which there is adequate time to talk about the otherwise unmentionable.

5 Comments:

At October 08, 2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

You shouldn't vote for someone just because you feel sorry for them.

If leaders are decided in that manner, then we'll all end up feeling sorry.

 
At October 08, 2006 10:39 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Remember, we have to look at these people for the next four/six years -- come what may.

I think that is by far the most relevant impact they have in today's society -- their presence and influence beyond the government.

People who grow healthier and better-looking are obviously doing something right.

 
At October 08, 2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Vote for the smartest, most competent person you can recognize -- and not just because you feel sorry they could not get another job otherwise.

Government jobs should not be an entitlement; it should be a trust given freely and unsentimentally.

 
At October 08, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Even the private sector unions have a "problem" understanding the justification for "public service" unions -- especially when their compensation exceeds that of private sector unions and lifetime security.

How can there be any merit in such a system?

 
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