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When Trust is Betrayed

When trust is betrayed it is a painful thing to endure.

Whether it is through a mass betrayal by a large group, such as our elected officials, or through a smaller group or singular person's actions, the sting is keenly felt.

Naively, we put our faith in those who have titular authority over us, those who make and enforce the rules, and we have expectations of them that they will uphold the rules that they have taken on to enforce. We trust that they will do so to keep the balance of right and wrong in check, to see to it that there is no unfair advantage given to anyone on either side.

It is when that trust is betrayed that we begin to reexamine the rules that we have agreed to live by when others, through their actions, or inaction, betray those responsibilities they have taken on to see those rules maintained for all, not just for some.

When those in authority abuse that power they have by betraying their responsibilities to use that power evenly and equally, then it is time for a shift and a change in position. When they betray their responsibilities and run amok with an uneven application of the rules in favor of one or a group while bringing down the hammer on others with unbalanced severity, they have moved beyond the scope of their responsibilities and have become bullies without challenge.

When they show their cowardice by not answering those who challenge their capricious application of the rules, by refusing to respond or threatening further censure because they know that they cannot justify their betrayal or their abuses, they deepen that wound, insuring that it festers.

Those in power, no matter where they wield it, would do well to remember that the abused will eventually find their way free of such abuses and will turn their wrath on those who have wielded their unfair advantage far too long.

When you strip people of their right to defend themselves and threaten further punishment should they attempt to do so after you have openly given others permission to attack them at will, you trod a dangerous and arrogant path.

Freedom will find its way into the hearts and minds of people who have been thwarted by the stupidity, arrogance and shortsightedness of those who believe themselves removed from reprisal and retribution.

One day, when the memory of such betrayal has been forgotten by those who inflicted it, that injustice and unchecked arrogance will be paid back with a steep bit of interest.

The truth of the matter is that we give others authority over us, and we can revoke that license at any time, the problem is that the process to do so can sometimes be involved and require more effort than we expect, causing us to become complacent rather than dig deep and find the necessary time and money to make that change.

And while those who finally receive what they themselves put on others with a heavy and imbalanced hand will be left mewling about the unfairness of it all, those they abused will enjoy a deeper sense of justice because those who betrayed their trust will finally have a heaping serving of just desserts that will be anything but sweet.
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Well said.
And I agree that the mechanisms for dismantling the 'errant' structure is not designed to make it quick or easy to employ.
To some extent, this makes sense. Don't want to become like Italy in the 40 or so years after WW-II, where it seemed there was a new government every couple of months.
By the same token, knowing or believing that the current batch of office holders are wholly unfit, as a collective, to lead.........
And, IMO, what is one of the very worst things the founders did, allowing the Houses of Congress to write their own rules.
Even when the American people overwhelmingly disapprove of something, our "leaders" manage to find ways to ignore that and continue with their own agenda.
That we can't do much of anything about THAT, short of something violent, is depressing. To say the least.
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USNJIMRET, on 10 January 2016 - 12:19 AM, said:

Well said.And I agree that the mechanisms for dismantling the 'errant' structure is not designed to make it quick or easy to employ.To some extent, this makes sense. Don't want to become like Italy in the 40 or so years after WW-II, where it seemed there was a new government every couple of months.By the same token, knowing or believing that the current batch of office holders are wholly unfit, as a collective, to lead.........And, IMO, what is one of the very worst things the founders did, allowing the Houses of Congress to write their own rules.Even when the American people overwhelmingly disapprove of something, our "leaders" manage to find ways to ignore that and continue with their own agenda.That we can't do much of anything about THAT, short of something violent, is depressing. To say the least.


Thanks, Jim! I agree that it is very depressing when the efforts to dislodge those who abuse their positions is met with inaction and obfuscation as to the reasons why it isn't happening.

Frustration is not a good thing to allow to foment, because eventually people need an outlet for such things, and that can create a certain inertia that is hard to stop once it starts.
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This is the exact reason we have elections! A majority of the people place the persons in positions who represent (to the best of their ability, supposedly) our positions. No one can represent everything to everyone. We choose the best possible from the group and do our best to place them in power to execute what they promised. If they do not do that, we replace them. I think we the people have HAVE placed the chosen persons in place to execute our will. The progress is suppose to be slow, it is supposed to rally the people to action when necessary and it is supposed to be upsetting from time to time. The most frustrating thing is when we have those who do not have a command of the process of thought who have the same voice as those of us who do have the capacity to think. Under our Constitution the unintelligent have the same rights as the intelligent. The religious have the same rights as the atheist, the homosexuals have the same rights as the heterosexuals, the Black, brown, green and orange have the same rights as the...well rest of us. Exercise your right to vote and earn your right to complain. Remember, if we vote out the current establishment we get to live with the new one! Let's make sure we know what we are doing, it is frustrating for me because we have so few good choices. One has been paid almost three quarters of a million for three speeches, trust? I do not think so. two has a pretty alluring plan, but how can it really become a reality? It will cost too much money. On the other side we have an obstructionist and a little Hitler. Depressing. I feel that any decision is either straight out BAD, or at least questionable.
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