Can you trust your own mother? Can you trust your own father? Can you trust your doctor? Can you trust your baby-sitter? Can you trust your financial advisor? Can you trust your mechanic? Can you trust your kids? If you're like me...can you trust anybody anymore?
mistrust (definition); lack of trust; suspicion or doubt;
The world of perverts and pedophiles: My wife has been a life-long social worker for the state of New Mexico (where I live). She has worked almost entirely in the child-abuse section of the state. During a 20 year period, I have heard the sad, sad stories about how rotten parents mis-treat their kids! I could write about just two or three stories and the reader would not believe. But, I will tell the reader one, that takes the cake in child abuse.
My wife told me one day, that she had to go, with the police and arrest her secretary's father on sexual child-abuse charges. In other words...the father of her secretary...was molesting his grand-children...the secratery's kids. She told me that having to have her secretary's father arrested...was one of the toughest things she had to do as a social worker in 20 years!
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When he was 12 years old, one of my brothers was sexually molested by a priest at the church. My brother was never the same after that...as he became an alcholic...and has since that time, spent most of the time living on the streets in one city or another! Living a life of begging for food and money...a breach of the trust for sure!
In the past 15 years, I have not gone into a brick and mortar church...nor will I ever go into a brick and mortar church! There are too many perverts and pediphiles in the church today!
"Trust dies; but mistrust blossoms." Sophocles
Financial advisor/pensions: Take a look at people all over the country, who have lost part or all of their savings...they were too trusting of others! Here, in Albuquerque, N.M. (where I live) a large Ponzi scheme was uncovered in 2009/2010 by a real estate developer. It involved over 600 investors and hundreds of millions of dollars! The real estate developer filed for personal bankruptcy and business bankruptcy and the investor lost everything! The case continuse in 2010, as the SEC and local state agencies have filed charges aginst this man.
I had a 401K for many years, and when I got laid off from my job because the company closed, I had to transfer my 401k to the credit union. I was worried that I would never see the money. After three weeks of waiting, the money arrived and everything turned out fine...but I would never do it again.
After working for the engineering company for over ten years, I earned a small pension. People all over the country are losing their pensions because of savvy attorney's and CPA's who know the loop-holes and maneuvers in the tax code. As for me, so far so good...the company is still solvent and I get news on a regular basis about the status of the pension fund. I still worry that I will be cheated out of it!
And yes, the reader notices that I don't have much trust in anyone or anything anymore. There are too many frauds in this world! Nowadays...people have to 'earn my trust!'
"Nations do not trust each other because they're armed; they are armed because they mistrust each other." Ronald Reagan
A liar for a dentist: It was about the year 2002, when I had a tooth just explode on me, and I called it my 'Mt. St. Helens volcano' tooth, because the top of the tooth just blew up! I was spitting pieces of tooth for a while. It didn't hurt or anything, and a quickly made an appointment with the dentist to have what was left filled. I had the tooth filled and everything was fine.
A short time later, the tooth began to bother me...but I smelled a rat with the first dentist. He didn't seem that confidant in what he was telling me, etc. The dentist told me that the tooth needed to have a root-canal done on it. He refered me to a specialist and I paid the $50.00 to hear that I needed a root canal at a cost of $850.00! Well, I didn't have that kind of money...and besides...I felt there was something going on here!
I dumped my dentist and got a new dentist to get a second opinion. The new dentist told me that the tooth in question was dead, and not getting any nourishment...just like an old dried up cottonwood by the river! He told me that to have a root-canal wouldn't do any good...and to just take care of the tooth if it didn't bother me...and to have it pulled if it did bother me!
Quite a different opinion between the two dentists. I took care of the tooth for five years, and then it became infected and I had it pulled. Who can you trust anymore?
"Hate and mistrust are children of blindness." William Watson
I've been in the humor business for over 50 years, so it has been easy for me to make friends. As soon as I made a person...I had a friend...but not more! I don't want anymore people in my life...the more people in your life...the more problems! There are too many people out there with skeletons in their closet...people with larceny in their veins...and I don't even want to talk to anyone in the elevator! I don't want to listen to their whining; their crybaby mentality; sobbing about their dispicable lives; their rotten kids and grand-kids, etc. I just want people to stay away from me...and take your rotten habits with you!
My mother was a racist! Children are taught to hate, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that, etc. I proudly come from a Hispanic family of ten kids...five boys and five girls. To my mother's dismay...NINE of us kids married anglos...and only one of my sisters married another Hispanic man.
My mother was not a happy camper the way things turned out. My mother was livid during this long period of time, and I think we all considered ourselves 'black sheep' of the family. I married Wendy because I loved her, and race had nothing to do with it. I think my brothers and sisters felt the same way! But, we were all put on my mothers black list. In over 20 years, my mother never called Wendy or paid us a visit. Never got a card from her; birthday; Christmas...nothing!
My mother took her hate and racism to the grave when she died at the age of 85. Just another breech of trust; another fraud...a racist...and another person of hate!
If it walks like a duck...
I'm just happy I didn't turn out like her!
My wife was a door-mat: My ex-wife had a personality, whereby, everyone walked all over her! People took advantage of her all the time! She tried to please everyone...all the time...and everyone knows that can't be done. She wouldn't put up a fight with anyone for any reason...and she would just go down and roll with the punches, etc. Even her own kids took advantage of her, etc.
It's frustrating to be with a person like this, because I hate to see people taken advantage of. Pyschologists have a name for people with this type of personality (disorder), but I don't know what it is.
VA Medical Center: As a veteran, this is where all the mistrust started after getting my healthcare at the VA for over 18 years! The VA Medical Center is a training hospital (in this city) and mistakes are going to happen. And, it is what's done with these mistakes, that will continue the trust...or break the trust!
After 18 years of going to the VA Medical Center, I've been screwed so many times, that I have never had any trust in anyone at the VA...not even a nurse giving me a flu shot. In my six major complaints against the VA (in writing), there has never been anyone accountable. In 2007, I was declared disabled by the VA and by Social Security. Where did the disability happen? At the VA of course...and has anybody been accountable? Of course not! The VA just sweeps everything under the carpet and makes it all go bye-bye.
You know the old saying...you get what you pay for! I knew I had to get out of the VA before I got murdered...OR WORSE! With a two-year waiting period on a disability, I was now elegible for Medicare, and that was my ticket to ride out of the VA. I now have my own healthcare in the private sector. I'll have to learn to trust again!
Many of the crooks in this country are in the medical/health field...and you don't have to be a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist to know that!
Gulf coast oil disaster (2010): As this dreadful oil disaster unfolds in June, 2010, there are signs surfacing in the matter of safety violations by the oil company; cozy relationship between the oil company and the U.S. government; fraud; environmental laws broken; and an endless barrels of mistrust washing up on shore by the American people of its own government and the oil company.
At ABC News.com, the headline reads; (6-3-10)
"BP (oil company) and Feds Withheld Videos Showing Massive Scope of Oil Spill"
Do you really believe any of these liars at the oil company...the Coast Guard or the White House...as they let Americans get poisoned?
Every animal found dead in the oil should be sent to the White House and the U.S. Congress! Americans should boycott this oil company and make themselves heard! (put the oil company out of business; while you're at it...put the White House and the Congress out of business, too!)
Who can you trust these days?
Do you trust anything coming out of the White House?
Do you trust anything coming out of the U.S. Congress?
Do you trust anything coming out of the offices of the Inspectors General of the numerous government agencies?
Do you believe anything said by greedy corporations, who only think about their stockholders and the bottom line?
Remember...in a democracy we all have choices...
!) Believe the liars in city government;
2) Believe the liars in county government;
3) Believe the liars in state government;
4) Believe the liars in the federal government;
Gee...this is a difficult decision...m-m-m-m- I'm sure glad I have a choice...so I won't be belly-aching too much in the future...
The American people are fed up with the self-serving liars in all levels of government! You can throw in the corporate world in there, too...especially Wall Street; banking and insurance, etc...etc...etc...all greedsters...
-betrayal; (definition); to be unfaithful, maintaining or fulfulling; to betray a trust;
"We have to distrust each other. It our only defense against betrayal." Tennessee Williams
Can you trust your own doctor...how about your own mother?
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