Jan 5, 2020, 2:53 PM
by Vengefül Bobmoran
High trust people require not only the absence of conflict of interest, but also the absence of appearance of conflict of interest, as the appearance itself is enough to erode trust and imposes a huge cost on everyone.
The left applies the bare minimum ghetto ethic (no provable conflict of interest – cheap, easy deniability and pilpul) to its own, but will gladly apply our standards (no appearance of conflict of interest – expensive compliance) to us.
They don’t even care about maintaining trust; they just intuit the huge costs of adherence to our standards and attack us with it, in the same way that they use the judicial process itself, rather than the judgement, as a weapon. This also explains how they can suddenly be more Catholic than the Pope when criticizing us: it’s all about maximizing the costs (damages) they can impose.