A thought provoking piece on Robert McNamara
by, 13th-July-2009 at 05:48 PM (774 Views)
Robert McNamara Described as the “Architect” of Vietnam War - by Bill Bonner. Read it here.
...thought the closing line is all about what's wrong with the current US-centric view of the world.
** ever wonder what is that "something else"?Sometimes it is the brain that fails. Sometimes, it is something else.
It's the heart that is missing!
Plus lacking commonsense.
Plus failing to recognise their cognitive biases, and biases inherent in other culture.
Plus the failure to recognise and appreciate the cultural differences between different countries and different races and these cultures are demanding changes unique to their circumstances.
Plus the wrong belief in American might and abuse of their position as the sole super power...
But most important of all, their inability to perceive change, esp fundamental changes happening in the other side of the globe, and take the necessary adaptive actions.
Hence lies the root of the problem - McNamara has failed. Greenspan has failed. Paulson has failed. And now Tim Geithner and Bernanke?
What is their chance?
They are repeating McNamara, Greenspan and Paulson's failed approaches - they have failed to observe with their heart, with commonsense and are clouding their judgement with the American brand of arrogance - nothing has changed hence they should expect nothing changes in their result.
Let's wait...their last silver bullet has been fired, and it's in mid flight, they are not sure if it has hit or missed as they couldn't see the target, it's shrouded in pitch black fog...
... all they can do is hope and pray.
The sad thing is by the time they know of the result, it's too late. It usually is...