Originally posted by @shavixmir
Power corrupts, everyone knows it.
In the 80's, when I was studying "agogiek" which is roughly pedagogy but aimed at adults in group situations, it was already widely known that handicapped people in institutions were more likely than average to be abused. It was widely known that to prevent this, the institutions had to incorporate job-rotation.
By r ...[text shortened]... . They don't speak up.
If this circle was constantly rotated, you'd protect a lot more people.
So basically what this is, is nobody having any morals or backbone.
I guess that sounds about right, nobody wants to stop the gravy train because people are pussies who don't want to go to the trouble of standing up for themselves or their morality, if they have any. And since no one even wants to stand up for themselves, they sure as hell aren't going to stand up for anybody else.
Maybe what people need is an example to follow. Maybe we need another Howard Beale, another "mad prophet of the airwaves".
But we know what happened to Beale. Sacrificed on the altar of ratings. The public is fickle. This month, it's sexual harassment. What's it gonna be next month? Remember, it doesn't even have to be all that shocking, just "sensational".
Jaded is the new black.