I believe that what is important today is that we uncover the violence within us and discover that under the violence there is something very beautiful. We must discover the power within us to receive the Holy Spirit. >~ Jean Vanier: Encountering 'the Other' p. 27
Behavior comes out of the body's sensing of reality. And when someone is a "straight-shooter," you can depend that their "sense of things" is aligned from belief to outcome.
This is no longer the case--not in leadership, not in fellowship--in our larger society run by profit and novelty. Now, it's more politically-correct to be fragmented and operate from discrete preferences.
You know I like to play with prime numbers and there is a series of numbers that describes ethical behavior to me, straight-shooting.
If we make it a habit to operate in a straight line from belief through intention to means to outcome, the outcomes ought to reflect a unified heart.
Those who have adopted evil means, in the name of leadership -- population reduction, propaganda, secrecy and harsh methods -- are not people who are sane straight-shooters or whose brains are connected to their hearts. They are fragmented; they are predatory; and we need to keep such ones OUT OF LEADERSHIP entirely (somehow).