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A time that calls for leadership

01 June 2013, 23:00

“There are the times that try men's soul”, Thomas Paine.

In times of adversity and crises, inspirational leaders bring forth hope and optimism for change, all of which Obama cleverly garnered with great success, but then he ended up pursuing an egoistic political agenda serving his funders – the Military Industrial Complex, the Bankers and  Wall Street.

Moving from the U.S. to further afield, today most are no longer leaders but stage actors pretending to represent the interests of their people. They have mastered the art of exciting the emotions of their electorates to win elections but fail to act on their promises thereafter.

They perceive people in terms of numbers and votes, not as persons of value in the higher scheme of the Universe.

Most often, these leaders are disconnected from normal, everyday life; being suspicious and paranoid, they see success as something to be achieved at the cost of ruthlessness, hatred, degeneration and viciousness - all part of their inborn value system -  making leadership  a dreadful game of egomaniac minds, deceptions and strategic priorities.

Pause for a moment and reflect on most, if not all, leaders today!

To launch their campaigns to get elected, most of these leaders rely on consultants and strategic advisors. Once in office, these dummies cannot even distinguish between the role of a national leader and a political campaigner.

Often they lack moral and intellectual leadership as well as perceptive vision. They always seek advisory opinions instead of their own, and are incapable of change and unable to adapt to the new roles that their people have entrusted them with.

Success for them is achieved when their act and reality cannot be differentiated and on that point, their funders gloat with joy – a job well done!

André Gide - "The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity"

In a world of liars, masquerading as our leaders - our ship sailing on the stormy seas is rudderless, and we are going nowhere but down, and much sooner rather than later.

We urgently need leaders who possess integrity - telling the truth to themselves in the first instance and most importantly honesty - telling the truth to the people they entrusted with the responsibility to rule.

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