Not Just A Case Of A Few Rotten Apples

The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae), and is a perennial. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans.

The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics.

An apple a day keeps the doctors away. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans loved apples so much that they developed dozens of varieties.

We eat all the fresh apples we want, and we surely stay away from the rotten ones.

Several revelations in the news recently seems to provide the clearest possible evidence that every government has been far from truthful.

The claim that this was a case of a ‘rotten apple’ or two, or even three or so – the perennial excuse of those dismissing a few government employee wrongdoing – is blown asunder if the news are indeed exemplifying the undeniable truth (and there seemsto be little reason to doubt it).

But let’s be clear, there’s nothing surprising about governments misrepresenting or skewing the truth.
They do so every time they claim everything is under control and all accounted for. That’s always a sham at best. it is just a deliberate charade designed to claim that they are doing their job.

Claiming that they had the power to make a rightful path to a road less travelled when it is abundantly obvious this cannot be easily accomplished, is just as much a sham, or to be nicer, a huge disappointment if we don’t see any significant improvements soon.

And yet this practice is to be found also in large numbers of major corporations. If the directors and owners of these companies can believe in this charade, there are two things to say about them. The first is that they are willing to turn a blind eye to any abuse if it will increase their profits. The second is that they live in a world so far detached from moral obligations that any defence is believed by them to be plausible.

I am not religious and worthy enough to conduct a sermon, for I too had my share of inconsistencies of the truth, yet I feel obliged to react and do something even by just writing about it.
I may also, perhaps, in one way or the other, maybe a little bit rotten to the core. The question is: is it too hopeful for us to expect a society with no rotten apples?

Don’t think what has been happening lately is highly unusual – in this case: isn’t. This is the real world laid bare, yet do we just accept it, or do we lie face down, hands on the sides, and have our picture taken?

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