Once again, The Seattle Times has disappointed advocates for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Is Groupthink so powerful that people totally lose their sense of justice? Does it prevent people from asking critical questions?
Groupthink results in defective decision making and large amounts of waste in human and material resources. This is clearly evident in the past couple of decades with over 38 “work groups” that have been formed in our state to tackle the issues of supports for those with developmental disabilities – 38+ reports which have amounted to no decisions or progress. WASTE of time, money and talents – is this due to groupthink?
Knowledge is power and we are becoming less powerful because knowledge is being kept from us. Our media has let us down and The Seattle Times no exception. Many people have written to the editors to try to educate them on the issue but since the knowledge does not agree with the groupthink. We need to have a devil’s advocate to challenge and alleviate the ongoing groupthink but will this ever be allowed?
Not at the rate we are going!