We are all lambasted with so many stories or comments that scream injustice, oppression, or miss use of power these days it can be hard to do much more than scan the headlines and move on to the next bit of news. And to be honest most of today’s news is a lot more engaging than anything thing to do with the credit union system.
That said, I am ASKING you to read and ponder what these types of stories (CUs washed away without due process, without careful consideration, and without anyone connecting the dots to their own careers) mean to your organizations down the road.
We all can tire of people fighting the fight for the little credit unions, we all can challenge the relevance of other people’s efforts, and we all can simply accept that today’s organizations cannot possibly hang on to yesterday’s hopes for small business financial service opportunities as viable and meaningful. It’s just the times, not really injustice. It’s just the reality of…
It is just our indifference to what principles guide us today…those principles are the ones cast on us by banking regulators in the uniforms of supposed credit union experts. And when it is your turn in the seat comes along; it will not feel like something that should not be the headline of the day, it will not feel like an event that should cause everyone pause, because it will be you! And you may find yourself turning to an indifferent set of peers reluctant to even investigate the details.
When will we demand more from a regulatory system that carries our banner in its logo – national CREDIT UNION agency?
Tell Me Why I am Wrong!