The Leadership of a Bad Brother – Number 2
The diary I titled, The Leadership of a Bad Brother I give its second rendering. It is the case the bad leadership, the professional kind most of all, is an increasing occurrence. It is also amassing broad unwitting acceptance in society. Therefore, it seems nothing we can do about it. However, bad leadership comes by surprise and from obscurity to thrive. We shall continue to examine the nature and incidence of bad leadership. More so, as it affects the lives of people, individual and collective, whether formal or informal, legal or illegal, secret or open.
Truth is the first formidable opponent of bad leaders, who make a futile but assiduous attempt at rendering it an object to bifurcate. Foolish relativism comes in handy to them. Living-in-truth crushes bad leadership without trying and is something they must abhor with vehemence. The bad leader punishes an innocent subject with ruthless abandon despite the evidence for exoneration.
When such a decision becomes a big future embarrassment, he or she would say, “hindsight is 20/20.” Or mistakes happen, end of the matter. In contrast, a targeted subject overspends £5. The same bad leader would say in public with much grandeur that the subject is “a thief, a liar, a threat to the jurisdiction, a merchant of dishonesty…” Wow! Any suggestion that it was just £5 spent on top of £195, the bad leader would deny. He say, “The target stole [not spent] extra £5, is that not the truth?”
The wicked leader is always in the wrong and thus becomes a post-modernist of sorts to protect him or herself. Found guilty of senselessness or grievous wrongdoing under the a priori rule of truth and verification. The best response by the leader is that the “truth is relative” (the usual smile of impunity). There is nothing relative to his power or the money she collects from subjects and on their behalf. But this ‘relative leader’ magically becomes a rigorous mono-linear truth upholder. Even when there is none to decide with in situations where he is witch-hunting or scapegoating someone. In the hands of a bad leader, truth and untruth have equal status, relevance, and usefulness.–08/07/2016.
When ‘daybreak’ comes too early, it finishes corrupt leadership decisively. Countless scandals, exposes, whistleblowing, confessions, and scoops all hit malignant governors just like midday. Happening just a few minutes at midnight in the tropics. Evil thrives best in darkness, secrecy, or obscurity. Well, up till that time, when the full glares of widespread scrutiny and exposure shine without obstruction upon it. It shines much better than torrential rainfall could. When daybreak comes early, it cannot reach the hiding places of the tyrant fast enough. It catches the Bad Brother unawares.
The nakedness of their witchcraft and the cowardly nastiness of machinations become the ‘spectacle of the moment.’ Muses say it is sad that when daybreak comes early, it is not always enough to oust the bad leader. It then takes “Boiss” to kick them out with finality, even when such was not the precise intention. Today we see another daybreak coming early, and another bad leader is most reluctant on his way out. ‘Daybreak’.–08/07/2016.
It is no surprise that some people enjoy doing wilful evil to others away from the public eye. Still, they never want those same ignoble actions of theirs to be known in public. Living with this [sadistic] enjoyment-fear antimony by nasty people requires a particular mindset to handle. A decadent one most of the time. You enjoy exacting cruel punishments on others, often just because it reassures you of your own worth. Why wail when the excesses of such inflictions become common knowledge?
You accept the predatory act of parting others with their money/property as your birth-right. Just because you can. Why fear being taken to court? Lest we forget publicity and courts are bad for business, such people say. I wonder what number of people belong to associations and systems where their immiseration and torture are good for business. Especially upright, educated and hardworking folk. But guaranteed by their silence. That is quite a mystery.–09/07/2016.
Perhaps the best way to understand bad leadership is to study its quest for the centralisation of power. Such as we see within voluntary, non-governmental organisations. New chapters spring up in emulation of the founding chapter. And membership expands because of the ‘live and let live’ ‘normative’ intentions/activities as seen by the public. These organisations create opportunities for lucrative cash collection schemes and human subjugation. A central governing body emerges with the pretence of “coordinating” the activities of the numerous autonomous chapters. It does not take a long time before these chapters become ‘colonies’ of the central governing body.
Members seeking the attainment of the “higher self” become reduced to ultra-conformists. They are obey constantly increasing rules, fees and sanctions. The heads of the central governing body rule by nothing but tyranny. Thus, a typical normative organisation of autonomous chapters morphs by stealth into a ruthless coercive organisation. The “Brotherhood” becomes an open-air prison. “Friendship” becomes exploitation. And “service” becomes slavery with benefits. This tragedy only happens because of the agency of leaders’ greed and power hunger. The docility of hapless members groundnut-oils this a fateful combination.–11/07/2016.
Bad begets bad. Or does it not? One victim of a bad leader in a voluntary non-government organisation once told me something. He said that as non-violent as he was; he wished the leader in question’s murder by someone else via poetic justice. When I asked by what means he would like to see the murder of the bad leader, his response was amazing but unequivocal. To be slapped [on the face] to death. His response made me laugh, but I realised the morbid reluctant anger years financial, physical and/or verbal abuse had fertilised in his mind.
Several victims of corrupt leaders rarely want them shot, stabbed, beheaded, bombed or strangled. They prefer them to die after slow, long, and unspeakable suffering. Another victim said he would want to head butt his oppressor out of office. “Head butt of life,” he called it. Did he mean head butt of death? Is that what happens when morbid reluctant anger becomes willing?–12/07/2016.
There are specific organisations that need ‘professional bad leaders. Men that are proficient in ruthlessness, coercion and parasitism to run their affairs ‘as expected’. Some may think such applies only to organisations that are criminal, cultic or terrorist. Still, many political, social, civic, fraternal, religious ones fall into this category. And many of them have acceptance into the mainstream, both cultural and legal. Their centralisation and repression are a deliberate. A significant part of organisational governance. Thus, their BIg Men seek professional bad leaders after, and they flourish.
Professional bad leadership is their only job in life. There is a thriving underground labour market for professional bad leaders. They carry out tasks that seriously affect members of the public, legally, too. Making others yield and obey by any means possible while they conquer, prosper and enjoy is the way of professional bad leaders. Booty seekers! Leadership is about ‘give and take’ but professional bad leaders can only take, and they take a lot. Nevertheless, professional bad leaders have their fans that only see “good” in them. Bianimikaley!–13/07/2016.