U better keep personal CONTROL of the situation and trust no one,
You keep posting about this, and I'm wondering whether stuff that aidan or I said in fresco's cricket thread
prompted it, so here are my thoughts...
First of all, you should never trust people of mediocre intelligence. A Mensan should never trust anyone with an IQ under 120, because it doesn't make sense to have faith in someone who can't even understand you. Corollary: the dumbest thing anyone could ever do is cede control of a situation to an animal
. In my own life, the amount of trust I'm ultimately willingly place in another person is proportional to intelligence. Even then, I test
that person before trusting completely, because it is possible that someone you sincerely admire and might want to trust could be blessed with talent and a high IQ but still lack the maturity or the compassion to handle power.
I agree with you fully that no one should ever "trust" the government. The very idea is ridiculous. Government is not intelligent; it is an mad and unwieldy machine. And on the subject of those who have the intelligence but not compassion, I'd never trust a large business which had a perverse financial incentive to screw me over, like most corporations seem to want to do.