I have to admit, I was surprised to see this poll of who American’s believe are trustworthy. As an engineer, I was pleased to see how highly our profession is ranked. I was a little surprised by the perceptions of the professions above mine since I certainly know of all too many instances of abuse. But, as you move down this scale where the slime and deceit increases, it is sobering to see how the professions cluster around those who are busiest trying to tell us what to believe and do.
How do we undo this web of corruption? Can we “drain the swamp” when those who control the swamp are so keen to keep it just the way they like it?
We all talk about term limits and accountabilities. Yet, the fox is not only in the hen house but is in charge of recruiting new hens to replace the ones they have eaten.