A Glimmer of Hope: FIFA Bust Shows How Evil Organizations Can Be Toppled
Sometimes, the seemingly unending avalanche of child-molesting congressmen, knuckle-dragging religious zealots & scheming online trolls can make you lose all hope.
When that happens, remember this quote from the story of how one man basically spent years tilting at the disgusting, seemingly untouchable windmill that was FIFA:
“You know that everywhere, any organization, if there is any sign at all of how corrupt the people at the top are, there’s decent people down in the middle management, because they’ve got mortgages, they’ve got children to put through school,” Jennings said. “They are just employees, and they will have a sense of proper morality. So you’ve got to get them to slip you the stuff out the back door. It used to be from the filing cabinet; now it’s from the server.”
Think of this when next you start feeling like the game has been irrevocably rigged in favor of the Koch brothers, the Tea Party, the Bible-humping freaks, the callous defense contractors looking for the next war to clear out their inventory, all aided & abetted by the poisonous Fox News professional liars.
No matter how big & evil the corporation, there will be people in the middle management ranks who are sickened by what the crooks at the top are doing.
Goliath doesn’t always win. He only wins when we give up.
This guy didn’t. Andrew Jennings is my personal hero for this week.