A few months ago our head manager at work retired and his replacement was this guy who used to be a lower ranking manager at our station. When he was working at our station before, the majority of people, as well as myself, thought he was a dickhead. I mean, a real dickhead. When we heard the news that he was coming back we weren’t too thrilled.
Soon after he started his position as the new head manager, there was a meeting to assemble all of the drones. He said some nice things and projected himself as a promising new leader. That’s all it took for everyone to jump on his cock and spread holy words of him even though he was the devil seven years prior. Seven years is somewhat of a long time but time alone is not enough to convince me that someone has turned over a completely new leaf. I’m not going to hate you and then cheer for you just because of a 10 minute sales speech.
Sentiments of, “he’s a dickhead” and “I hate him” were transformed into, “I like him. I like what he has to say. He’s awesome.”
These are grown men in their 30’s and 40’s with families, buying dreams from a man who was previously known as a snake oil salesman. These same guys wouldn’t take $3 out of their pocket to buy chocolates for charity but they’re buying his lifetime promises. In my head, I’m thinking this is too messed up to make any sense, so what is the deal?
My conclusion is that these fuckers need to believe this guy because their lives depend on it. This guy has the power to make their lives shitty. Believing that he will make it a little better than it is gives them something to hope for in a life that doesn’t offer them much. It’s a blanket for their insecurities that can only be calmed with blind faith. When you’re desperate enough, you’ll pray to God even if you’re an atheist.
After witnessing what I did, I lost hope for humanity. This world is mostly filled with weak-minded people who will buy into whatever gives them comfort and bail at the first sight of danger.