Friday, December 30, 2005

Earned Trust or Burned Trust - You be the judge

I was hopping around my blogroll as per usual and found an interesting diatribe being played out on one of Moxie Grrrl's posts between a self proclaimed libertarian and some others. And then it hit me - the trust that some place in the current administration springs directly from the same faith that makes people take up religion - the need to believe that they are not being misled or that there is some greater good - that is beyond explanation - in control. I, on the other hand, believe that trust takes a life time to earn and a moment to break. This lead me to the following comment and thought for the day:
If trust is earned, the W, Rove and Co. has done nothing but spend their credibility. The investment yields the same dividend we get from the Iraq conflagration
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1 comment:

Stacy said...

The irony is that this blind trust in this administration [by conservatives] comes from folks who historically have been VERY distrustful of government in general. But suddenly, when its one of their own, its all ok- they would NEVER do anything wrong.

History has shown us that in general, the incredibly powerful need a short leash and as you said, they need to earn our trust. What is incredible is how Bush repeatedly lies, spins and misleads- gets caught doing so- but the same people still have the utmost trust in him- I think this goes beyond faith and is creeping up on sheer stupidity.