Politicians, by and large, don’t seem to score highly in the honesty and integrity stakes.
Maybe the fact that so many of them don’t appear to have any morals whatsoever and tend to tell lies for a living has something to do with it.
So when I hear an online program owner being compared less favorably than a politician then I know something is wrong.This happened recently in TELive as part of a segment about cooperation between competing businesses which sparked quite a debate.
The debate came about when one rather well-known traffic exchange owner revealed how another program owner said that while he would support the former in private, he could not bring himself to do so in public.
Apparently, the reasoning was that adopting such a position would be best for their respective customer bases, or something like that.
What a cowardly and unashamedly duplicitous position this is to take.
And as someone observed in TE Live during the debate on this matter, even politicians don’t generally behave that badly.
Just in case anyone reading this does not understand what I mean here, let me spell it out in very clear English.
You can’t support someone privately while failing to support them in public.
It is like telling your spouse you love them as you leave the house and then sleeping with their best friend as you take a detour on the journey home.
And before the PatrickGriffinOnline haters come out in force, you will notice that I have not named anyone here, so put down those poison quills, you don’t need them today.
However if you are reading this and you recognize yourself as someone who is prepared to vilify someone in public while claiming to “support” them in private then please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to know how anyone could justify such a position.
One has to take a stance in life when it comes to those whom you choose to support. If someone, some cause, some business or some belief is worth supporting then it is worth supporting fully and openly or it is not worth supporting at all.
I don’t need fair weather friends.
I don’t need friends who will support me in private and hang me out to dry as soon as my back is turned.
In fact who does need friends like that?