Dear Lawmakers, Dangerous To Our Democracy
Is The Banality Of Evil In The Workplace
By Luis Ángel Pérez, (writing4light)
Could You Conform To Commands That Are Contrary To Widely Shared Moral Sentiments About Hurting People Against Their Will? Could You Be Induced To Torture Or Even Murder Just By Being Ordered To Do So?
Why Do People Obey An Authority’s Unconscionable Commands?
Careful analysis of historical events and classic social psychology & behavior science experimental research, across different countries, have long revealed a multitude of social influences which cause even “ordinary” people to engage in evil behavior against others in the workplace. One of the most powerful factors identified is the implicit & explicit feedback received from superior officers & officers up the chain of command.
When a greedy prominent person of authority & influence commands an employee to hurt others, decorates this with assurances that the employer will be completely absolved from any personal responsibility, & sprinkles it with assurances that the company itself will, instead, assume full responsibility – what results is a bad cell that rapidly flourishes into brazen acts of abuse of power & which swiftly metastasizes to infect neighboring cells whom together cultivate a parasitic code of silence that ultimately becomes the firm wall of support & the critical artery that feeds vitality to the oppression & ailment that hampers human advancement to the detriment of us all.
Throw in another well identified powerful social factor known as bribery and you have what seems to be an iron clad impenetrable diseased culture operating way below human decency & way above the rational rule of law.
How Can We Effectively Cure & Inoculate Some of the Most Sacred Institutions to Our Democracy From Such Disease?
How Can We Efficiently & Effectively Produce a Positive Paradigm Shift Away From Such Irrational Selfish Desires?
Well, if leaders in government are not actually guilty of false advertisement when they assert that – “No One Is Above The Law” & if they actually honor The Constitution of the United States of America – “… in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity …”, then Lawmakers can & should redeem the integrity of our government institutions by creating a clear and concise law which will completely reverse this toxic culture vigorously eating away our democratic values.
Lawmakers Should Create a Succinct & Explicit Law Which Mandates That …
(A) INDIVIDUALS, [in addition to the Institution and/or Corporation which employed them], whether retired or not, can and will be held PERSONALLY LIABLE, [personally legally responsible], for their active and/or inactive participation in carrying-out malicious acts against others & for the damages suffered by victims of such acts,
- and that -
(B) INDIVIDUALS, [including Private & Public Attorneys, Public Officials, District Attorneys/Prosecutors, Court Judges, Court Personnel, and the like], retired or not, whom fail to properly enforce such law, or in anyway obstructs the enforcement of such law, can and will be held criminally liable for their malevolent participation.
Dangerous to our Democracy is the gross exoneration of individuals responsible for the banality of evil especially within institutions most sacred to our Democracy, [such as the education & justice departments]. Lawmakers have a grand opportunity to craft legislation to ensure that nefarious actors, including those found to display judicial & prosecutorial misconduct, can no longer be empowered & can no longer hide behind greed & the prominent & influential authoritative donors who groom them with access, bonuses, gifts, promotions, generous compensatory early retirement packages, & secret transfers to continue to spread malfeasance throughout humanity.
We Either Stand Together Strong With Integrity or
Watch Humanity Continue To Decay From Inter-greedy?
We Can & Must Change This For The Greater Good.