Posts Tagged ‘greed’

When the realm governed by the Bad Brother is hollowed out from the inside by the purposeful preponderance of evil, excesses and abuses to the point everything that held it together is so polluted and its rules irreparably unenforceable, a power vacuum is created. That is the art of negotiating oneself out of power by sloth. Folly. The high and mighty in society that once gave credibility and legitimacy to the realm turn their honourable backs and conveniently depart gradually  if they were not expelled earlier; the least among men devoid of rectitude, creativity and intelligence then come into ascendance and potentially power by way of hunter-gather style ambition. The realm then gets hollowed out further till the skin breaks from the inside to the surface. Only the memories remain and the smell. (more…)

Gang members Trig and Mack photographed on the council estate where they live in east London Wednesday, 16 September 2009. Ph: Rebecca Reid

Most University Campus Grown Fraternities (UCGFs) started off as idealistic brotherhoods with the reverie of changing some aspects of society. Most founding members never really believed it would achieve its aim, become a big phenomenon or even become a menace to society (which they have become). Most of the young founders were academics and intellectuals but none were good organisers; “Frankenstein’s monster” came too early. The plethora of organisational failures that came to plague UCGFs are infectious.
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