A funny thing happened on the way to the Soap Opera…

We are that soap opera…

The buck stops … with the other guy.
It’s not my fault … it’s the other guys fault…

It use to be very clearly: As President Truman had a sign on top his desk that said, “The Buck stops here!”

If there should be any argument on this point, Mr. Truman has a desk gadget that ought to settle it. It is a little thing on which is printed four words—“The Buck Stops Here.” Others may pass the buck, but by the time it reaches the President’s desk—well, that is the terminal point. There just isn’t any place else for it to go.

Source: The Buck Stops Here – Quote Investigator

But according to this same site: It originated with Gen. Warfield

Gen. Warfield spoke on “Co-operation,” emphasizing the value of doing the job without seeking to escape responsibility by referring to a motto he keeps on his desk—“The buck stops here.” He described the extensive system of laundries operated by the Army Quartermaster Department at Army posts, producing a profit for the department, as required by law.

Source: The Buck Stops Here – Quote Investigator

Then in the ensuing years:

I watched how “Passing the Buck” even became common place….

I had a sign on my office door,“The buck stops here! Do not pass this door for another door, for if it is wrong it is my fault and I will take care of it, No one else is to blame! – Welcome…”

Source: From Russia: America Needs a Boss – The Buck Stops Here… | Windows to Russia

I could not contemplate running any business by passing the buck…

But I watched the USA and much of the world start passing the buck…

This is wrong: Cop-Out and Pass the Buck…

Therefore, I have talked about this issue on WtR and find it appalling that we the so called greatest country in the world, would ever think, do and contemplate; “Passing the Buck!”

A funny thing happened on the way to the Soap Opera:

This human existences has become one huge world wide, “Passing the buck!”

The soap opera that we call Earth is nothing but that….there are few now who do not look at the others and point fingers and blame everyone but themselves….the newest generations accept that passing the buck is acceptable…

I think 99% of all our issues we are seeing today worldwide would and could not be solved by simply saying, “The Buck Stops Here!”

Accountability is a major part of keep things in line. If you are accountable and held to accountability? You have a tendency to get it right, either the first time and or correct it when you are wrong. But, when you can just pass the buck? Never is anyone to blame for your stupidity and intentional actions against others…

That would be a good name for the world wide soap opera…

Passing the Buck…

WtR

PS: I am to blame as much as anyone. I watched all this happen and until late in life, did nothing and or said nothing about it all. But, I try now and that is better than 99% of the people running around and saying, “What did I do!” or better yet, “What did you not do?”

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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