I heard a political analyst on NPR give this analogy: Imagine that there is a magic box that, when handled carefully, can bring about peace and prosperity to the entire world. But if it’s mishandled in any way, it can totally destroy everything. Most of us, if offered stewardship of the box, wouldn’t be foolish enough to take it. And if we absolutely had to, we’d do it with the utmost care.
Politicians are those sociopaths that, every four years, come out of the woodwork and scream, “Gimmie the goddamn box!”
So this year, we ALL have to become the insecticide to the four-year locust, in whatever way that we can. Here’s a hint: I’ve heard that they don’t know how to deal with compassion, humanity, and art. Just an FYI.