The problem most elderly public figures have lies in their lack of appreciation and understanding of the changes and implications of the various communication tools.
There was a time when many could do as they wished, when they wished but in many ways since World War 1 the world saw the conflict in real-time and judged accordingly.
Since that time technology has moved the world on many times faster and dare I say too fast for the many geriatric who run international associations and Third World Presidencies.
The need to think ahead and plan appropriately transparent communication ahead of incidents rather than resorting to back up propaganda is the key which many seem not to understand let alone try to implement.
Catch up, in realms of public opinion and the lives of many, rarely works.
The changed world has also ensured that the people who matter the most, the silent majority, are no longer scared of mirrors, do not sell out for beads and are certainly not impressed by paid propagandists!
Interesting but so predictable times ahead …
We can see that things are going wrong and yet we either vilify those strong enough to speak out or silently watch others paid to attack those bold enough to take a stance and yet we know deep down as we sit in our quiet moments often in Churches, Mosques or Temples that we may face imminent greater societal dangers.
I am sure the Big Man wonders, even as he created us different from more basic creatures of habit, why we individually and collectively take paths which are almost guaranteed to bring about violence, misery and suffering.
Sadly we too often simply look at each other, wondering what the other is thinking, but we never say a thing as life gets more difficult and tense and ultimately these crimes between us grow deeper.
The time is coming for us to take a deep breath and stand up for what is right irrespective of the consequences!