Ex-bank boss Flowers: ‘I have sinned’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26734513
The symbolic and actual messages join together as life presents in one life a message to the collective that addiction, that stuck-addiction©, is the defining disease of the era.
This post explains that the person stuck in the vice side of their life’s pendulum swing is more easily unstuck than the person inadvertently stuck in their presumed virtue.
The difficult truth for the banking industry to accept is that “The Wolf of Wall Street” is still on the loose metaphorically speaking. The disease at the core of the global finance industry has not been exposed into the cathartic place mentioned and tentatively experienced by Mr. Flowers. Do you remember Nick Leeson when he was caught in corrupt practices, he was portrayed as one rogue trader, when in fact he was simply flagging up what was fast becoming an industry standard. He was sent to prison.
So with Mr. Flowers, he is not one lone rogue figure. He symbolises the sickness infecting the whole global financial quasi crime scene.
When the spokesperson for the banks said to the public and to Government after the 2008/9 Crash that, “no-one could have foreseen the Crash coming”, he was lying. Everyone in business that I have spoken to over the last five years concurs that everyone in the banking sector knew that the Crash was coming, but nobody could face exposing the short termism of the Ponzi style calamity that was surrounding them at that time and expect to keep their job. So they all drove over the cliff edge together.
Because the banks have built their recovery on that single lie, the recovery is not viable, the system must crash again.
(Click on this Postscript added November 2019 to hear Mervyn King’s latest chilling corroboration of this post that was written in 2014)
Evidence from an individual melt down shows that a damaged physical constitution only repairs through a process of rigorous honesty and an alignment around metaphysical principles. The collective meltdown of the Articles of Constitution of the major banks are exhibiting the same disease as an individual and therefore also require the same rigorous recovery dynamic.
The Constitution of a Nation when broken, is only reconnected to the fabric of the culture that is described by it, by the leading functions exposing themselves to their people in rigorous honesty.
In every human endeavour we fail our way forward, mistakes are embraced as the only way to learn anything, from walking to playing a violin to loving one another. Yet politicians have trapped themselves in fear of losing votes, talking down markets, losing face … trapped themselves into the sterility of making a mistake into the club with which to destroy the reputation of an opponent, and the barking crowds have fallen for this insanity helped by the media rent a gob …. Barabbas is freed over and over again and the principle of truth in a politician’s conscience is betrayed in the “Place of the Skull” then crucified over and over by order of the Chief Whip ….
However, a new approach could yield new creativity amongst the leaders who have to navigate the landing of a new epoch.