Sunday, 19th December, 2010.

What Can I Say?

Often, it seems that the whole world has become a place of selfishness and lies.

Yet it is not so.   It is simply that, when one is straightforwardly honest and caring, one notices the things which are contrary to those qualities.

We have seen, of course, lots of corruption in “high places” over the last few years.   Many of our legally and lawfully and democratically elected representatives – in Westminster and elsewhere – have had their sins “shouted from the housetops”.   We hear of “the fat cats” raking off more than their fair share of sleaze-ridden money.

And the Media revel in such revelations.   They lay it on with a trowel, which adds to the seeming dropping of standards of honesty.

Alas, the stories in the Media give the impression – to the gullible and hard-of-thinking – that they, too, can behave in the ways of the unscrupulous.   The cult of “celebrities” has clouded the need for real leaders.

We need to search for those real leaders, for they still must be there.

Chatting with daughter Liz recently, we began to name such leaders and could come up with very few names of British ones.   Richard Branson was mentioned, as were Terry Waite and Roy Noble.   And then we struggled.

I repeat:  we need to search for those real leaders, for they still must be there.

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