“Just as every cop is a criminal, And all the sinners saints, As heads is tails, Just call me Lucifer, ‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint” Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

We live in a world where corruption and evil saturate every level of our society. But don’t let it bring you down. 

I was just scanning through Facebook an activity I do all the time. No, I wasn’t watching some police officer abuse his power and beat up or gun down some unarmed man. Rather I saw pictures of United States soldiers in Afghanistan walking through the poppy fields. Face the truth these endless wars are not about terror, in fact, they provoke ordinary people overseas into becoming terrorists. No, these wars are all about American hegemony and securing oil and opium.

On another dark note, over three hundred Catholic priests in Pennsylvania were charged with sexual abuse of children.  Sadly this is probably something that is rampant all around the world and being covered up by those in authority. In Ireland, the Catholic Church would threaten the families of the abused with excommunication if they exposed the sexual abuse. The logic was that one can only go to heaven if they belong to the Catholic Church.

I could point to hundreds of things in our society, pollution, gangs, drugs, Wall Street predators, banks lying about mortgages, police taking bribes, I guess you get the idea. And furthermore the harder you look at reality the more evil you will see. You think 911 was caused by airplanes? Do some digging and if you have an honest mind I firmly believe you will come to the opposite conclusion. With every answer, you get you will find four or five more questions leading you deeper into the pit of despair.

But this post is not about the terrors of the world but about cynicism and more importantly the negativity associated with it. I am by no means advocating that we bury our heads in the proverbial sand and look the other way while these wicked things occur. It is the ‘doom and gloom’ outlook which flows fluently on the sarcastic tongue prompted by a dark mind. The world is not falling apart, it is going on as it was from time immemorial. Bad things are just part of life. Wickedly evil things manifest themselves all the time. That is no reason to fall into a pessimistic retreat. In fact, an optimistic point of view is essential for both mental health and fixing the problems.

The most convincing piece of evidence I can give to fight cynicism is that the world hasn’t fallen apart yet. There is a power, a righteous and good entity that is holding everything together.  Though they are very rare, there is a group of people who are moral and act in a benevolent fashion. They are the salt of the Earth and the light of the world.

I believe that no matter what difficulty the world presents that there always exists the possibility to make things better. Things in the world do change and things change for the better as well as the worse. Goodness is engrained in the nature of a human being. That is why in every society certain things are taboo while other universal traits promoted.

I firmly believe that there is some wicked plan for the ‘elite’ to control and dominate the planet ‘Earth.’ Their goal is to consolidate power into the hands of a select few. On their sides are almost all the world’s governments, the media, the militaries, the banks, the spies, and nefarious secret organizations. Indeed this wicked cabal is an impressive juggernaut of evil. Now here comes the crux of the matter. After recognizing this reality we must understand the power of a single human being. That just one person acting out can derail the whole thing. No matter how diabolically clever these workers of wickedness are they cannot calculate for the anomaly.

David slew Goliath. It wasn’t a glorious battle that waged on for hours. Rather it was a simplistic slaughter where David simply used one stone to destroy the giant. The ‘New World Order’ or the ‘Illuminati’ shall be defeated in a similar fashion, at the right time. There will be another Rosa Parks who will refuse to give up her seat for a ‘white’ man and the masses will launch into a myriad of oppositions. You see history is on the side of the people as is God. We are undefeatable. So don’t bring me down with cynical musings of inevitable defeat, in fact, the opposite is true.

I would like to invite you to look at  my book “Letting It Out.” It is a book of my thoughts with a poetic tinge to it. If you purchase a copy leave a note as  I am in my great 100 books in 100 days campaign. I have some great prizes, with the grand prize something money can’t buy.


John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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APA Reference
Kaniecki, J. (2018). Cynicism. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from


Last updated: 15 Aug 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 15 Aug 2018
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