For Those Who Suffer Injustice, Remember, What Comes Around, Goes Around

I have opportunity to speak with a growing number of those who have been battered by their attempts to carry out their jobs well or to act as a whistleblower and--in turn--have received harsh treatment because of it.  Some have lost everything in order to serve the public or simply to serve righteousness.  To those … Continue reading For Those Who Suffer Injustice, Remember, What Comes Around, Goes Around

Bertrand Russell on Truth Telling

I use to explain to the students in my laboratory classes not to fudge results of measurements and experiments.  The truth--and I firmly believe this--is always more interesting regardless of what you may believe at first. In a legal sense, assuming that you are behaving properly for sure, the truth is always your best friend … Continue reading Bertrand Russell on Truth Telling

How Government Officials Cloak Themselves in a Sham of Fake Legality and Fake Authority

When government officials become complacent in their sketchy, dishonest, or even illegal activities--they begin to make mistakes.  They abusively use the tools of bureaucracy and law as shields and weapons against honest civil servants, reformers, whistleblowers and the rare decent--and independent--politician. These crooked bureaucrats feel protected.  If necessary, they will make things up in order … Continue reading How Government Officials Cloak Themselves in a Sham of Fake Legality and Fake Authority

More More–Thomas More!

I recently had opportunity to mention St. Thomas More in a Twitter comment.  I kept an image of More on a holy card pinned in my cubicle at the government agency until the day the armed police ushered me out of the building.  (Bad organizations feign so well the functions--especially the forceful ones--of legitimate agencies … Continue reading More More–Thomas More!