Friday, December 14, 2012

This is not the forum to make a fool of yourself! But then again

The President’s minders if they have any sense will be cringing after the speech he made at the opening the 5 story building on Malalasekera Mawatha a few days ago. After all it was not one would make in such a forum of professionals who have to deal with a very unprofessional administration. There were too many frank admissions as to how this administration thinks, which is why it will not be taken seriously by anyone, and consign thinking to the same plain, attributed to Idi Amin, Ghadaffi and a few of the world's despots, past and present.

These minders, one of whom who would have written the speech he delivered should also be hauled over the coals, however they would have been relieved when the Accountants actually clapped the President. That signifies their approval, and further, that they are not worthy of the ethics they are bound to keep in their profession. Shame on them who represent the profession.

Suffice to say therefore that when senior accounting professionals are willing to compromise their profession for a piece of the action, they are no different to prostitutes on the road, willing to perform any trick for the hope of future payback!

As a rule all professional bodies MUST hold themselves to a much higher standard than Parliamentarians. This will force Parliamentarians to get a qualification in one of the professional bodies, as some already are, and lessen the incidence of Neanderthals, so that the quality of our legislators will improve and accordingly, their behavior, their standards, their laws and their effectiveness in the same vein.

In time, I am sure this will happen, but in the meantime we have to suffer these fools ‘gladly’ or for ‘our sins’ in electing them. We must make every effort to be critical of anything that is foolish, childish, bizarre and petty, so that the incidents of such behavior will be minimized. Only then will order be restored and some modicum of civilized behavior emerges from them. Once that happens we are on the road to recovery and health as a nation.

We expect that in time there will be a better caliber of person in power, who is actually worthy of respect and admiration, not for what he says, but for what he does. We must in future take words with a pinch of salt and deeds as gratitude of a grateful nation.

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