Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Scribblings: Trust

Sunday Scribblings offered up this in posting its prompt this week: Who do you trust? Who do you not trust? What does it take to earn yours? What would you do if you discovered you had money in one? What do you think about trust?

Nothing flows out of me when it comes to the prompt this week. I don't want to play the "What If I Had Riches" game. In this economy, that is just too depressing to think about because of the reality that is our lives right now. And that's when it comes to me.

I have no trust that the powers that be will be able to make a difference. All the promises of hope and change put forth in the presidential election? Hogwash! [Might as well make this G-rated.] Oh, sure, I'm glad Bush is out of office, but he was out of office regardless. We've replaced him and his with another him and different his.

And I have no trust that anyone is going to make a difference. I don't have the trust on the national level, I sure as hell don't have it on the state level, and I don't have it on the local level. My fair state of California is using smoke and mirrors to claim it has finally passed a budget. Of course, it relies on the sheep of the state to pass some propositions in a month or two.

On every level, I'm being asked to trust the politicians or the CEOs or the school board members. I have to go back to what we try to instill in our children: give a person the benefit of the doubt. Once. If you're burned, don't give your trust to that person again.

Trust? Not on my life.

9 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I'm with you on this one. Never trust Big Biz or government. They're always on an agenda.

Tara R. said...

Yeah, I'm having some serious trust issues too. I don't see things getting much better either.

Giggles said...

Wow I'm not alone in trust issues that's for sure!

Hugs Sherrie

Tumblewords: said...

Who do you trust? Well, no one actually... Good post.

gudnuff said...

I trust that Obama is smarter than me. I trust that *I* do not know how to get us out of this. I trust that refusing to face the crisis in 2007 when the recession truly began allowed the situation to grow beyond manageable and that no matter WHO inherited Bush's mess, it will be tricky and painful and slow to correct and there's no getting around that. And yes, if anybody has to take this on, I'm glad it's a guy with the perspective, intelligence and education of Obama. It's gotta be somebody. I can imagine much worse. I trust that his best is a lot better than others' best. Okay, so, yeah, I really do trust him.
Politics, government, quick-fixes...those I do not trust. I guess I don't trust our current systems of government to be effective in the short term. It's like asking an ocean liner to pick up some passenger who just fell overboard. There's no way to turn it around in time to save the person from drowning, no matter how good the captain is, or how much you trust him.

floreta said...

good cynical post! nothing came to me for this prompt either.. so i wrote a poem.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I trust my husband and my children...but other than that, it's a tough call.

Lucy said...

gee Patois, I was feeling optimistic before I read this! but you are probably right and that just scares the BaJEEbees out of me! ( keeping it G-rated!)

D... said...

I'm with you. I don't trust 'em.

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