T.H.E.Y refuse to name issues.
It is in T.H.E.I.R interest to not name issues.
Somebody has to be the issue namer.
Might as well be me.
The Current President of the United States of America--Barack Hussein Obama II--is not a good--that is, is a "not-good"--President because he is not a good--that is, a "not-good"--human being.
And he is a not-good human being because the belief at the center of his being--the one he holds near and dear to him at the very core of his essense--is this: (expressed from the President's perspective):
I AM my brothers keeper and MY worth is determined by the degree to which I so keep.
I base this "conclusion" on a family relative of mine (I'm not naming names nor if it's a relative by blood or marriage) who explicitly believes that he is his brothers keeper and his worth is determined by the extent to which he is successful in keeping others.
(That is, "brother" is euphemism for "other" ... and though I feel a poem coming on I don't have enough time to develop it for this Newsletter so maybe later ... brother is for other, other is for brother and ... stop, back to what's at hand.)
That is, on the day Obamacare was passed into law this particular family relative was so elated, so animated that he sent me an unsolicited, non-reply, original email expressing this elation.
Now you could argue that I'm missing the mark with my "conclusion" and that Mr. President et al. BM's (professional Bureaucratic Mentalities) simply know how to control the - what'd that BP excec call us, the - small people and this is what Mr. President is really all about.
And if this is true then I AM naive.
But that's a different issue.
Point here ... my point here is: Obamacare was a victory for the brother keepers.
And if you don't think the brother keepers have a big ass negative influence on your life then I am not alone in the land of the naive.
That is, with such a prime directive -- I AM my brothers keeper -- in your core, your actions are "pre-determined". (That is, "they" are IF it is also true that this Biocentric Psychology principle is true: man's greatest fear is not of dying but of being unfit to live; so that, if this, then, your actions are "pre-determined" by what you put in your core.)
(And of course, so are your own counter-actions as same arise from time-to-time--randomly if you do not have control over your own subconscious, purposefully if you do--to counteract or to challenge your own core values to make sure they are the right ones. That is, to make sure they are rational values.)
If you want to change your actions--and the President is no different than the small people in this regard--change your core.
And changing your core--per my experience--is as easy as pie.
That is, it is if by easy-as-pie you mean: spend four years studying Objectivism Philosophy with the same kind of intensity and commitment you'd give to getting an undergraduate College Degree and then spend another couple of years as if you were in Grad school studying to get an advanced degree in Biocentric Psychology.
And then after all this spend the next ten years correcting the lion's share of all your past mistakes--especially the ones that most negatively affect the most structural parts of your own personal psycho-epistemology.
And then after all this, spend the rest of your life playing leap frog like a child plays leap-frog: joyously jumping repetitively over-one-thing-and then-over-the-other-thing-and then over the-first thing-over-the-second thing-over the first thing-over the second ... and so on and so forth.
That is, thing 1 and thing 2 are, respectively, applying what you've learned AND doing what you want to do NOT just what you have to do.
This is what I've learned:
1. there is no god, never has been.
2. authentic self esteem is better than sex.
This is what I want to do.
That is, for more on T.H.E.Y and T.H.E.I.R's (and the teleömetric vector quanity "not-good") get my new book: Save Yourself Brother, available from amazon.com, hardcopy (maybe) and kindle version (for sure).
That is, available soon.
In one of the new sciences I am developing--not psychometrics, but--teleömetrics, I mean this when I say some particular mental content is a "vector quanity" that it has both a direction (see new book for more) and a scalar (quanity) value. In the case of The Brother Keepers the scalar part is this: subtract your actual doing for a core value FROM the potential you as an individual could do given your particular position in time and space--the size of this difference is the measure of your personal, as-determined-by-you, unworthiness.
If the President of the United States of America--purportedly the most powerfull position on earth--did nothing to satisfy his core values, i.e., subtracted 0 from infinity he' end up being deeply, deeply, deeply and I don't know how many deeply's there are here but to argue if such were the case he'd be a lot plus one deeply depressed is a reasonable conclusion to draw.
And I draw it.
Depression is not good. This is (one of) the 3rd things I've learned.