V for Vendetta
Why do do I feel that I am in the early scenes of V for Vendetta, the parallels are striking. The dangers of over concentration of power in the hands of one man leads to hubris
Hubris describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence,often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance. The term “arrogance” comes from the Latin adrogare, meaning to feel that one has a right to demand certain attitudes and behaviors from other people. To “arrogate” means “to claim or seize without justification…. to make undue claims to having”,or “to claim or seize without right… to ascribe or attribute without reason”.The term “pretension” is also associated with the term hubris, but is not synonymous with hubris.
According to studies, hubris, arrogance and pretension are related to the need for victory (even if it doesn’t always mean winning) instead of reconciliation, such as “friendly” groups might promote.Hubris is usually perceived as a characteristic of an individual rather than a group, although the group the offender belongs to may suffer collateral consequences from wrongful acts.
Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence, accomplishments or capabilities. The adjectival form of the noun hubris is “hubristic”.
Hancock has already been damned for his loss of contact with reality with his ten year jail sentence histrionics
As the New Statesman said recently Hancock is useless but not for the reasons you think.
The policy reality is that Hancock has no more power to “fix” the immediate problem than you or I. Thanks to the passage of the Health and Social Care Act — the controversial reforms introduced by Andrew Lansley that nearly upended the coalition government in 2012 — the secretary of state for health no longer runs the NHS in England in the way that we still expect. They set strategic priorities, but the operational running of the English NHS is in the hands of an appointed official: Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive.
Hancock is a media performer and a sock puppet of ‘the experts’ a tight group of people who have been given unparalleled power over your lives.
Having turned the NHS into a quasi religious cult, the high priests of the cult are running amok.
This is what happens when the country is run like an NHS Trust