Monday, July 03, 2006

# 162 A RECIPE FOR LEADERSHIP

If anyone should understand and see the need for stem-cell research it should be President Bush. He should be more able to see and understand it better than Nancy Reagan. And our Canadian leaders should be able to see it clearly as well particularly after the last Liberal reign. Yes, stem-cell research may present us with new dilemmas but no matter what they are, they can’t be worse than what we have at the moment.

In recent weeks I have decided I want to see stem-cell research but I want to see it diverted to appropriate areas. A cure for Alzheimer’s is appropriate but there is something more important to be done with this research first. We may not be ready for this until the Year 2020, but we need to find a way to create a creature with attributes of better leadership if this planet and civilization is to sustain itself.

So let’s get on with it. Let the researchers do their work. The recipe can’t be that difficult to mix and bake up a batch of quality leaders to list on our voting ballots. Magnetic leaders with ethics, morals, and a fire in their bellies to rule a country and its people in the best possible way rather than wielding corrupt-tainted powers in secrecy. We could remove ‘ego’ and ‘self-preservation’ and ‘arrogance’ and ‘oil monopoly strategizing’ from their DNA. We could increase ‘compassion’, ‘common sense’, and ‘justice’.

When it comes to ‘change’, I hate it more than most. I prefer to cling to the old ways but when the old way isn’t working, when something in the recipe is burning my gut or making me want to puke, it’s time to alter the recipe. To remove the ingredient that causes distress.

So I say if we can’t find worthy leaders, if there are none on our ballots, then let’s create some. And if that works out, we’ll be skipping down the road to global stability in no time. Exporting leaders rather than political and religious values that are so impossible for other cultures to swallow. We’ll export a Leader to Mexico and another to Iraq. Maybe one to Iran as well. We’ll flavor the recipe for these cloned leaders with cultural understanding around a solid base-mix of integrity and honor. And we’ll baste and saturate every preferred ingredient with wit and wisdom and the appeal needed to win an election.

So now, are there any special qualities that you want to add to the recipe? I think we already know what we don’t want.

8 Comments:

Blogger ME Strauss said...

I'd go for a little humanity of the authentic version. The kind that is honest and compassion by nature. Do you think you might find some of that in some?

5:46 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

Unfortunately, I am very jaded where politicians are concerned. They only have one thing in mind and that is to do what's best for THEM and not US! They promise us all kinds of things when they're campaigning but once they're voted in, we little people are forgotten and they do what they want. Our country is on a downhill spiral because of our politicians, especially the recent ones who have come into power. So...if ever we could find a politician with all the qualities you mentioned? I don't think we'll ever find one!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Interesting post. My son, now a college sophomore, did a paper on stem cell research (he did the pro side of it). You really learn to appreciate controversial topics like this when you read up on them. There are other ways to get stem cells, not just from fetuses.

8:36 AM  
Blogger She Dances in Dragon said...

Wow, that was beautiful. Thanks for the laugh, and a new wish to add to my list!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Thanks dianne, for that comment. You have challenged me to learn more about this interesting topic.

Nice to see you, she dances in dragon. It's been a while. Glad to help you find a bit of humor in your day.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Hi me strauss, somehow in my hurry I missed your comment until now. Yes, goodness me, we certainly need a generous portion of honesty and compassion in the mix.

Apologies to pea, as well. Missed yours too. pea, I feel as jaded as you. It was this jaded feeling that actually prompted the thoughts I expressed in this blog. How else to find a honest politician who lives up to his promises except through deliberate cloning. Certainly no normal birthing process can do it or we would have had a few by now.

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Esther said...

Oh yes,
There are so many stupid things that are being researched, it would be just WONDERFUL, if there was such a study out there to determine what are the characteristics of a good leader?

I actually saw a show on someone who was researching why people are evil psychopath serial killers and what makes them different that normal folk...the shocking conclusions....they show no remorse and have no feelings. What a revelation!!.. Now tell me something I don't know.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

esther, you certainly make a good point. Truly research tends to want to follow an evil path rather than a redeeming one.

12:05 PM  

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