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As long as we are convinced that we are completely objective, above corruption, and immune to prejudice, most of us from time to time will find ourselves on our own personal road to St. Andrews and some of us will be on that plane to Bangkok. Jeb Smart Magruder, who seen entrapment into the political corruption of the Watergate scandal we described in the previous chapter, was blinded by his belief in the importance of doing whatever it took, even if that involved illegal actions, to defeat "them,"Nixon's political enemies. But, when caught, Magruder had the guts to face himself. It's a shocking, excruciating moment for anyone, like catching sight of yourself in the mirror and suddenly realizing that a huge purple growth has appeared on your forehead. Magruder could have done what most of us would be inclined to do: Get some heavy makeup and say, "What purple growth?"But he resisted the impulse. In the final analysis, Magruder said, no one forced him or the others to break the law. "We could have objected to what was happening or resigned in protest," he wrote.'"Instead, we convinced ourselves that wrong was right, and plunged ahead.

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只要我们确信自己是完全客观的,不屑于腐败的,根本不会有偏见的,那么,我们大部分人总有一天会发现自己在走向圣安德鲁之路,有些人甚至会坐在开往曼谷的飞机上。我们在上一章介绍的杰布,就是那个卷入水门事件丑闻的,就被自己的想法,所谓只要能打败他们---尼克松的政敌,那么即使做犯法的事情也在所不惜所蒙蔽。但是,当他被抓后,杰布有勇气面对他自己。这对任何人来说,都是令人震惊,无比苦恼的过程。好比你正站在镜子面前欣赏自己,可是却突然发现自己前额有一个巨大的紫色肤记。杰布本来可以做大部分人都会去做的,涂上厚厚的化妆品,然后问道:“什么紫色肤记?”但是他没有。在最后的陈述中,杰布说,没有人强迫他或者别人去犯法。他写到:“我们本来可以反对或者辞职以示抗议,但是,我们颠倒黑白的自欺,并一条路的走到黑“。



原帖由 remington318 于 4/11/2013 3:20:49 PM 发表
As long as we are convinced that we are completely objective, above corruption, and immune to prejudice, most of us from time to time will find ourselves on our own perso......

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所以,人越是对自己的人品,能力等自信,就越容易犯错误。权力越大,错误带来的伤害就越大。
好比毛泽东,明明自己是农民的儿子,可是,认为自己战无不胜,再有一旁的小人说毛主席的一句话顶一万句话,因此,轻易的相信,亩产能有万斤小麦,水稻等。
人要的好,就必须周围不停的有人说自己不对,错了,如同唐太宗的旁的魏征。这虽然非常令人恼火,但是,确实是进步的不二法门。
否则,周围都是一帮阿谀奉承之徒,那完全要害死人。


当然,朋友之间的真心夸奖,不在此列,人际间的夸奖,必不可少,是人际关系的润滑剂。



原帖由 remington318 于 4/11/2013 3:24:02 PM 发表
只要我们确信自己是完全客观的,不屑于腐败的,根本不会有偏见的,那么,我们大部分人总有一天会发现自己在走向圣安德鲁之路,有些人甚至会坐在开往曼谷的飞机上。我们在上一章介绍的杰布,就是那个卷入水门事件丑闻的,就被自己的想法,所谓只要能打败他们---尼克松的政敌,那么即使做犯法的事情也在所不惜所蒙蔽。但是,当他被抓后,杰布有勇气面对他自己。这对任何人来说,都是令人震

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为了自己对照和阅读方便,以后不新开一贴,就在本帖下面回了。
看看能盖多高的楼。


原帖由 remington318 于 4/11/2013 3:32:49 PM 发表
所以,人越是对自己的人品,能力等自信,就越容易犯错误。权力越大,错误带来的伤害就越大。
好比毛泽东,明明自己是农民的儿子,可是,认为自己战无不胜,再有一旁的小人说毛主席的一句话顶一万句话,因此,轻易的相信,亩产能有万斤小麦,水稻等。
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你还不休息?我睡了。


原帖由 渡假屋COTTAGE度假屋 于 4/11/2013 11:28:47 PM 发表
 

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"There is no way to justify burglary;wiretapping, perjury, and all the other elements of the cover-up. . . I and others rationalized illegal actions on the grounds of 'politics as usual' or'intelligence gathering'  or 'national security.' We were completely wrong, and only when we have admitted that and paid the public price of our mistakes can we expect the public at large to have much faith in our government or our political system."

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“无论如何也不能把入室偷盗,窃听,做伪证和其他的那些掩饰行为正义化。。。我和其他人用‘安常守故的政治’或者‘情报搜集’或者‘国家安全’等来为这些犯罪的行为找借口。我们彻头彻尾的错了,我们只有老老实实的承认错误,向大众承担我们错误的后果,大众才有可能会对我们的政府和我们的政治系统重拾信心。“





原帖由 remington318 于 4/12/2013 10:53:12 AM 发表
"There is no way to justify burglary;wiretapping, perjury, and all the other elements of the cover-up. . . I and others rationalized illegal actions on the grounds o......

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雷老师真的大变啊!

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politics as usual 是一个专有用法。指那种公式化,常态化的政治。


原帖由 remington318 于 4/12/2013 10:54:26 AM 发表
“无论如何也不能把入室偷盗,窃听,做伪证和其他的那些掩饰行为正义化。。。我和其他人用‘安常守故的政治’或者‘情报搜集’或者‘国家安全’等来为这些犯罪的行为找借口。我们彻头彻尾的错了,我们只有老老实实的承认错误,向大众承担我们错误的后果,大众才有可能会对我们的政府和我们的政治系统重拾信心。“

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顶太疯

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遵循惯例是政治界的无形准则

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Case law ?

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夜猫子啊!


原帖由 渡假屋COTTAGE度假屋 于 4/13/2013 11:57:38 PM 发表
 
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