From the White House all the way down to the local state-houses and — in some cases — the bowels of the most local of government, we’re seeing grifters coming out of the woodwork. They are the wastes of skin that are in it for no other reason than themselves. They couldn’t care any less about governing for the betterment of the whole. They only care about maximizing the position no matter what it might be as a stepping-stone to something more lucrative.
This used to be what disgusted me most. It still does but has been eclipsed by the disgust generated in the harm it does to individuals, community and the republic.
Narcissism is out of control. These are just a few of the poster-people for all this is wrong with capitalism and democracy. Theirs are the photos of — if we’re lucky to make it that far — those in positions of teaching our young will use to demonstrate the Seven Deadly Sins. It’s become a cottage industry and we have to do something about it. Enough is enough.