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Why Self Awareness Is Not As Profitable As Deliberate Delusion …
October 19, 2021, 8:00 am
Filed under: Attitude & Aptitude, Comment, Corporate Evil, Death

A while back I wrote a post about being deliberately ignorant.

I also wrote a bunch of posts about the Sackler family – and their consultant partners – who continually looked for ways to keep selling their opioid, Oxycontin, by claiming it was safe, despite evidence it was causing huge addiction problems and death across the USA.

I talked about how my father had said the reason for this was because that by denying complicity in a situation, people can continue to convince themselves their achievements and motivations are worthy of accolades, rather than anger.

Well recently I read a quote that sums it all up very eloquently.

It’s from Upton Sinclair, who said:

“Man has difficulty understanding something if his salary depends on his not understanding”.

Now, I appreciate money is important, but I find it interesting the people who are often the worst examples of this sort of behaviour are very wealthy … the people who already have enough money to live a hundred lifetimes in comfort but want more and don’t care what the impact of that greed is.

So they lie.


Turn tables.

Pay people off.

Hire PR companies.

Talk about ‘their purpose’ to help humanity.

Anything but accept their culpability in reality.

But then, when you hear how they continue to get out of the justice they deserve – even when the law finally catches up with them – simply by sticking steadfast to their denials, and having an extortionately expensive legal team who [allegedly] have a huge amount of influence and interactions with the judge presiding over the case [see pic at top of this post] … you realise deliberate ignorance is one of the smartness things you can do.

If you’re evil.

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consultants to fucking satan.
which means they work for you campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

Now that’s a quote.

Comment by George

Isn’t it just. And he said that directly to the lawyers representing the Sackler family. And yet they still have managed to get out of their fun responsibility. The rule of law may have faults, but it’s all we have … however when money has the ability to elevate those faults, it makes you lose faith in the whole system.

Comment by Rob

Nothing says corporate America more than this.

Comment by Bazza

why the fuck are you writing on this shit blog? havent you got some fucking fawning to do over another slightly tweaked apple product? i note pete is fucking quiet. is he crying in google towers that theyll never launch a product with that much fucking attention paid to it. nerds are fucking sad pricks.

Comment by andy@cynic

and campbell is probably whacking himself off to all the tech he is about to blow his fucking money on. correction. someone elses fucking money.

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Comment by DH

I’ve already bought 2 HomePods, 2 iPhones and a Mac Desktop since we moved to NZ … Apple can bugger off right now. Ha.*

* But I am open for freebies. Obvs.

Comment by Rob

The quote is almost as good as his name.

Upton Sinclair. Extraordinary.

Comment by Lee Hill

Kill people.
Bribe people.
Blame people.
Walk away with billions. It’s the American way.

Comment by DH

Deliberate delusion seems to be the trait companies look for in any future employee.

Comment by Wayne Green

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