Faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking: “a token of troth”
Have you ever wondered , along with myself, why in some controversial situations involving either the judiciary, bureaucracy or academia, while the popular opinion rails for the righting of a obvious wrong by the big-end-of-town in what seems undeniable proof, yet no headway can be made against what seems insurmountable ‘establishment ‘ or MSM. opposition. Often the call goes out from social media seeking back-up from influential persons of those above institutions…; Judicial authorities, Govt’ authorities and high academic achievers…but all we get , in the main, is an eerie silence.
Take, for obvious example, the contradiction of the Thomson / Jackson accusations..the former gets humiliated, charged, trial-by-media, is publicly eviscerated..while the latter is STILL (nb; Many criminal charges have NOW been brought against this person) swanning around with her “magistrate fiancé” after even being found culpable for questions to be answered in a court of law by the very inquiry that SHE had used to bring down Thomson…WHO, by the by is now acquitted of all major charges and left with a “guilt” of small-change offences…..What gives with “Rule of Law” on this one issue?
And of course, we have the former female PM. and democratically elected government of this country being remorselessly hounded from office by a completely “in-step”, group-think , group-voiced MSM. With barely a dissenting or protesting voice from higher judiciary, academia or independent politics…just the howling cries of ‘not-fair, not-fair” from us on social media…yet even our deafening outcry brought forward little constructive defence for an innocent party…what gives there too?
I have many times raised the suspicion of a conspiracy . Perhaps dwelt on the idea of secret meetings at “The Club” , or some other private gathering where a cryptic, soft-voiced exchange of conversation aligns opinions and action to be taken or not – as the case may be…like the time the ACCC boss; Graeme Samuel decided ..HE DECIDES!!..that it would be better for all parties concerned if rather than commit those fraudulent financial houses to be investigated by the authority, HE goes around to “have a little chat” with them about their transgressions ..???…how fucking peachy!! But this is not necessarily so, there may not need to be any meetings, no conversations, not the slightest collusion on discussion or exchange of tactics. Perhaps all the time what has always been “in-situ” is a structure I can name as a “Convenient Troth”.
An “agreement” in kind has been nurtured for many years in many of our most revered universities and private education institutions. A kind of accepted “nod” toward each-other that in the case of required back up, “I’ll scratch your back if you’ll scratch mine”…and ; “One doesn’t ‘peach’ on a fellow .” Perhaps it is more complicated than such a simple phrase, but in the end, I do believe that an “understanding” exists within upper middle-class networks that a path will be cleared, positions achieved and glittering prizes awarded to them who “play the game”…The rules being unwritten, but clearly defined, the boundaries unmarked, but clearly aligned on the social-grid of class and education. There need not be any conspiracy, for there already exists that embarrassing but consented camaraderie that can wince shamefully at one’s lack of courage, but at the same time salve ones conscience that one is part of a greater confederacy against those slaveys ; the working/producing class.
“In the communities belonging to the higher barbarian culture there is a considerable differentiation of sub-classes within what may be comprehensively called the leisure class; and there is a corresponding differentiation of employments between these sub-classes . . . The occupations of the class are correspondingly diversified; but they have the common economic characteristic of being non-industrial. These non-industrial upper-class occupations may be roughly comprised under government, warfare, religious observances, and sports.”…Thorsten Veblen..”Theory of the Leisure Class”
“The habit of distinguishing between the interests of the individual and those of the group to which he belongs is apparently a later growth. Invidious comparison between the possessor of the honorific booty and his less successful neighbours within the group was no doubt present early as an element of the utility of the things possessed, though this was not at the outset the chief element of their value. The man’s prowess was still primarily the group’s prowess, and the possessor of the booty felt himself to be primarily the keeper of the honour of his group.” …Thorsten Veblen.. “Theory of the Leisure Class”
Indeed..: A “Convienent Troth.”