You know things have taken a horrible turn for the worse when most every problem these days is addressed by appointing a lawyer to fix them. In this case we refer to the appointment of Ron Klain to oversee the Ebola issue in the U.S.
Think of that: not an engineer, not a medical person nor an accountant, not even a plain old businessman, but a lawyer. Lawyers by definition are in the business of assessing blame. They are not trained to solve problems. They are not known for their organizational prowess. Their role is to insert themselves into a conflict and point fingers of blame. It’s not well known that the famous large foam finger you find at sports events was in fact invented by a lawyer in response to a successful trial.
That lawyers would be picked at all to be in charge of anything outside of the interpretation of laws is non-sensical. It’s as if you hired the TV repairman to help with your flooding problems. Yet somehow, over the last few generations, the insertion of lawyers as the means of resolution of all social problems has become the norm. Lawyers shape virtually everything that affects our lives without most of us even being aware of it. From the design of cars, the foods we can eat, the temperature of coffee, when we can use phones, who we choose to marry and even how we complain, they all have been shaped by lawyers. The fact that people have to listen to instructions on how to wear a seat belt on an airplane is because of lawyers.
In the linked story, the new notional head Poobah or Czar, overseeing the containment of a possibly vicious Ebola virus outbreak, Ron Klain, is of course, a lawyer. He’s the guy who helped Joe Biden reach the American public. Like that’s a resume builder. Klain is known for his views on both overpopulation and global warming. Oddly, if global warming was the big threat to the world’s population as he believes, then the overpopulation thing would look after itself. Of course, he may not see it that way. Regardless, he is seen as the great hope to manage the Ebola crisis. Apparently, there were no medical people with the skillset to manage this crisis.
It should be pretty clear to any rational person that when a serious crisis needs to be addressed and a lawyer is put in place to manage it, then the problems are only beginning. And we know there is ample real life evidence of that.