The idea of ‘karma’ as a theory is appealing. The religious origins of the concept is not.
In the religious concept of karma there is a very long cycle of birth and rebirth. In that long cycle the consequences of behavior in one cycle are revisited on the ‘individual’ in a subsequent cycle. None of that makes sense to me. Especially in a world where the population expands or after a plague when it contracts.
However, in a modern commercial world where karma is a sign for ‘actions have consequences’ that makes sense to me. Primarily because the world we imagine we live in is in a larger world that we can not accurately perceive. When our actions violate the laws of the ‘real world’ we experience the consequences. Like a blindfolded person bumping into a pole.
And because the people around us remember our actions and will often make sure that we learn the consequences.
That being the case I have a very public instance with Samantha Power. She is a Harvard professor who wrote a book, The Problem from Hell, first published in 2002. The book was about genocidal wars. The one she was focused on was Yugoslavia. Being a typical Lefty pacifist she believed that genocidal wars could be stopped by the ‘Great powers’ using small forces and heavy diplomatic pressure. 'Jawboning' a military group into submission.
Of course, fellow Harvard Lefty pacifist, Barack Obama, brought her into his National Security Team and later made her ambassador to the UN.
She tried out her little theory with a company of 600 American soldiers in the Congo. They had no effect.
After that and several other failures, Barack Obama made her the U.S. ambassador to the UN.
In the UN she has become a notorious ‘nasty old lady’ who lectures everyone else about their bad military behavior. 'Samantha' has become an international joke.
A cursory examination of google shows dozens of articles by responsible people ridiculing Power’s meanspirited poorly informed idiocy.
Karma. A really stupid book leads to real global ridicule.
That is karma in the modern sense. Write a stupid book and become the stern lecturer on your own book. Then have the world laugh at you from every quarter and every academic corner.