Thursday, 26 June 2014
Corruption - an update !
As I type these words a press conference is being held following the release of two Reports into Sir Jimmy Savile's 'role' within the NHS.
Whatever is said today by whomever, I will continue in my quest for Justice For Jimmy Savile. Him, his loved ones, his supporters, and the rest of us deserve NO LESS.
Never give up on a good thing and always question something that just DOES NOT FEEL RIGHT.
For those of us sickened by the nasty, uniformed rantings of a corrupt media, Justice and Political system, there's always other folks' words to hang onto.
The following is an extract from an interview with Jimmy published in Mensa Magazine 1992. I've blogged about it before under the heading 'Corruption all round Corruption'. These are Jimmy's own words for what he believed was the worlds 'problems'
Nothing changes eh ? So, whilst the corrupt do what they have to do today, the rest of us can do what we have to do. We will not be silent ! "ONWARDS" !
Mensa Magazine 1992 David Tebbutt -
I asked him what major problems he thought the world faces. "The common denominator of world problems, must be AGAIN, corruption. It is is patently obvious that individual corruption has ruined many an emergent African state. It is patently obvious that corruption has ruined the country of, shall we say, Iraq. Somebody like Saddam Husssein who professes to work with God on his side but at the same time builds himself a fifty million pound palace and gasses the Kurds. Which he did. Then obviously, the guy is a con man. If he is not a con man, he is totally deluded in what he is thinking.
"Corruption spreads. If the boss is corrupt then the deputy boss is corrupt. And so is the deputy's deputy and so on and so forth, right down as far as it can possibly reach. If one poses the question, 'Will you ever eradicate corruption', the answer is 'No'. Because the resolution of the vast majority of things in the world is attempted by debate. But very few bring into the frame the thing called human nature. CORRUPTION IN ALL IT's FORMS, IS THE BEDEVILMENT OF THE WORLD (My emphasis) .
"The Alternative is within your circle, to do what you can starting with yourself, to resist corruption. At the end of the day, you have to be prepared to jettison those people who won't knock corruption on the head and get on with your own little thing. Conversely, you can have ceaseless, endless, pointless and stupid debates about so - called global problems when it's comfortable not to acknowledge the real problem, which is corruption."
Another answer,he suggests is "sensible and honest education. Education is different things to different people. If you have a nationalist group that instructs it's children to sing nationalist songs and actively hate those not of their nation, that is not education, that is corruption. So corruption can be passed on by education"
I'll close with words that are not Jimmy's but those of the the man who interviewed him that day. I was surprised when I read the opening sentence - was Jimmy that misunderstood by those who had yet to spend a little time with him ?
I'll tell you now. I was not lookinf forward to meeting Sir James Savile OBE. Although I love programmes like Jim'll Fix it and Savile's Travels, I was convinced he'd bury me in banter. I am delighted to say that I was wrong. He was extremely pleasant and courteous and gave very thoughtful answers to my questions. The man is undeniably kind. He is relentlessly logical. But the thing that impressed me most was the quality and strength of his convictions.
I sincerely hope to meet even at least one person with a fraction of the 'quality and strength' of conviction that this man obviously had. I've spent a long time on this wee post. I wanted to do right by Jimmy. I hope you will do the same !