We, in International Business, for a number of decades have witnessed, what we consider very poor leadership in many ‘Arenas’ by those who had been selected to lead. The adage: “God only made one Winston Churchill” is very applicable to many nations of the world today, unfortunately. As an example: It seems, as to politicians, once in office, for many, their country Treasury is their personal ‘Piggy Bank’; for them to use as they choose. So, they benefit family members and friends profusely, while their citizens ‘pay the tab’. A iteration of this situation has, and is taking place in America. It seems the son of the Selected President had, and is, using his birth connections to his father, for personal gain from foreign business interests [who desire entree into the White House in Washington, D.C.]; so it goes.
A deviation of the ‘Captain’ role, with politicians, are those seeking access to ‘ship navigators’. By having family members, to those in the House of Representatives and Senate, knowing which direction the ‘ship’ will be sailing, the information is passed along to husbands, et al for investment purposes. As we had mentioned in previous writings, those making roughly $200,000.00+ per year, and accumulate $100,000,000.00+/- before leaving office, are suspect. “Financial Acumen Extraordinaire” by family members, their Political Party ‘Germalists’ will assure the public: “There is nothing crooked with this play.” Sure.
The problem with ‘Miscreant Mediocre Minds’ enacting laws for countries, is the un-affordable accumulation of debt which can rise into many trillions of dollars over a couple of decades; so it has gone this way in America [$28,000,000,000,000.00+ to date], as an example of what we write.
Going past this ‘Greed for Self’ on a smaller level, as to them, was the gargantuan “Governatorship Scheme” contrived by a former U.S. President [‘Captain’] and his wife [‘First Officer’]. It was the conjunction of the power of the U.S. [perhaps to be duped: Members of Congress, several other U.S. Presidents, and Intelligence Agencies] with a number of cabalistic foreign leaders to aid and abet. Fortunately, ‘Fate’ has provided interstitial reinforcements to stop the cracking of the ‘big egg’ [for now].
In business, we often see ‘Captains’ of their corporations, not being innovators, but followers of the ‘business fleet’ of mere ‘dhows’; this to ‘groundings of their ‘vessels’. A unseemly, and unfortunately set of disasters occurred with a major American airframe deciding to have excellent ‘Apple I-Pads’ be the IT pilot training mechanisms for its ‘new’ aircraft, rather than flight simulators! The ‘ship hit the reef and sunk with this stupidity’ some sea-goers might opine. Obviously, ‘mental sea-sickness’ of the airframe’s administrators, allowed this to occur.
In Public Health, there are MANY Captains of ships. Yet, it appears, they were ALL sailing into ’10 meter fog’ with their transmissometers turned off [as to the Coronavirus CV19 threat which was ahead]. To immunologists and virologists nothing more important than ‘1000 meter fog’ lie ahead [if even that]. Without belaboring the point, we have previously written our thoughts about the published opinions of the “Medical Experts” who never saw pandemic awaiting the entire world [Such a embarrassment to those with integrity].
Perhaps the world needs to pay attention to the ‘Ship Captains of the past’ who sailed or caravaned from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean and back again, over a period of about 500 years. Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, India, and China were their territories: The “Radhanim”. They were multi-lingual, vastly knowledgeable of their traded goods, amenable to the ideas of others cultures, and business practices, and perhaps wisest of all: ALWAYS TRIED TO LOOK BEYOND THE HORIZON for coming obstacles and opportunities [it has been written]. “Radhanim” acted as intermediaries for social communications and business negotiations. ‘Ship Captains’ they obviously were! They went east further than Seleucus I Nicator, not through the use of force, but by being tactful; Silk is smooth.
Reality: Being too cocksure of its abilities, can put even the wiliest of creatures into a snare.