Some more concerns on slight differences
There is absolutely no similarity between the feeling of being involved with, and committing yourself to, producing the change of the society we are all living in, on one hand, and the fact of being responsible for the current situation on the other. There is no cause/effect relation in the equation. There is almost no link at all, only that it’s us and we are taking part of both phenomena.
What we must not swallow (and Islanders successfully avoided this poison pill), is the guilty feeling that we are to blame, and that we are living today the way we are, because we did what we did some years ago.
Reject completely this statement. It’s a trap. It’s false.
They want to set us up once more.
1.- Our societies are (still) based on representative systems through parliaments. Maybe it’d be better to start thinking this can no longer be a good idea. We used to choose those who’d rule our countries on our behalf, which had seemed sensible for some time now, but today we’ve have enough solid proofs, to acknowledge the fact that the true power does not lay neither in the people, nor in the politicians.
2.- The current situation is product of a mix of reasons and causes, of which only a very small percentage can be understood as our direct responsibility.
3.- In a representative system, millions of citizens cannot work out agreements to carry out actions in common. That’s what congresses and governments are supposed to be for.
4.- If citizens are to be held directly responsible for the fraud of the financial system (under the statement that they knew what they were doing all the time), then, why are surveillance and control entities necessary? (i.e.: SEC, Government agencies, central banks, etc.). Shouldn’t have we been summoned to have a saying at very earlier stages?
5.- We could have had options of taking action on the causes of this financial-economic-social-political crisis. Ideally yes. But if even the Top-killers in finance and banking system around the world, “couldn’t foresee” the systemic risk, then how the hell would have we been in position to prevent this scenario?
6.- Among the tasks to be undertaken as civil accountability, by ourselves, directly, as citizens, there should be a list those mechanisms to assure that these catastrophes will not happen again.
And nothing like it can be seen to even start happening.