When the Pros are Cons
By Raz Putin
October 1, 2018
The end of the world is near or is that nigh?
Most people in western culture have been taught from an early age to trust the professional classes.
To trust the doctors, dentists, lawyers (politicians), judges, business executives, accountants, scientists, engineers, law enforcement leaders, etc. etc..
We were told that these so called “professionals” are the learned ones. The educated (and indoctrinated) by the schools of higher study or indoctrination as I would prefer to refer to them as.
These professionals after completing their study in the above mentioned schools are then granted license by those same schools in the form of degrees, diplomas, doctorates and in some cases honorary degrees.
Some of these professionals have graduated only to finally receive the final bill for their student loans etc and in some cases indebted themselves beyond reasonable means.
Many of these professionals set out into the world with the best intensions and some driven mainly by the money that potentially can be made in their chosen field.
Either way most of them have to endure the huge investment regarding the high costs of equipment, insurance (professional and business), overhead (rent, utilities and other related costs) to start their own business or practice.
Other professionals are forced to intern or go to work for and practice for firms they are hired or contracted by. Some of these professionals have to spend a considerable amount of their earnings maintaining their status, image and persona in their respected fields in order to climb the ladder.
Some of these professionals have to become members of certain social clubs, secret orders and societies (masons, knights, shriners) in order to obtain a “lofty” place in their chosen profession.
Again having to incur expense to maintain their status etc.
Any and or all of these factors contribute to conditions that regulate these professionals by driving their need to pay for all of it and still earn a living on par with their indoctrinated expectations.
And this is where it all seems to go wrong.
Let’s remember that some of these professionals swear oaths of office, conduct, ethics and morality.
The doctors over prescribing medications to receive their incentives (a nice word for “kickback”).
The lawyers creating legal quagmires, that create court time for judges and admin staff.
Then over billing all in their pursuit of their billable hour scheme.
The dentists filling your mouth full of mercury, silver or high priced composite materials.
Just a few examples and their are many others when it comes to the pros being cons.
The effects of this prevailing theme by many of our professionals has over time had a detrimental effect on our society, on the public at large and people in general.
I imagine some of these professionals much like the animals that adorn the outside of their edifices.
The Lion Class or the Dragon Class just two examples I am relating to here.
Imagine that when a lion is hungry or it’s cubs are in need that the lion observes the herd in search of suitable prey and then executes it’s kill plan or attack.
Remind you of anybody you know in the professional world?!
Of course I acknowledge the many great accomplishments and good things that come from these professional classes certainly though this is not the focus of this blog.
To be continued...
Peace Salaam Shalom