“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” — Aung San Suu Kyi
A C A U T I O N A R Y T A L E O F P O W E R
These days according to news reports (fake news?) it appears that thugs and tyrants, politicians and presidents and democratic countries and oligarchies share a mindset of corruption, intimidation, murderous intent and territorial acquisition.
According to President Trump’s way of thinking no country is blameless and above reproach and even the most time-honored regimes have blood stained hands for past atrocities committed by their ancestors in the name of freedom.
The standard of decency and morality has been lowered as a country’s labelling one man as a “thug and murderer” has been dismissed by a man who lovingly embraces chaos and confusion as a major part of his newly elected political platform as leader of the greatest country in the free world.
A number of years ago Richard M. Nixon (R) proudly informed the world , ” I am no crook.” We see how that public declaration not only landed him in hot water but also lead to his impeachment and ousting from the White House.
Today claims are made that the current president’s number one mentor and confidant , Steve Bannon, controls not only the president’s actions but also the way in which he will conduct the business for the welfare of the country.
President denied these accusations of being a Bannon’s political puppet and told the press : “I call the shots.”
His brash and unconventional way of running the country should be put to an end by folks in Washington who want to tend to the business of government and not fret over Trump’s latest tirade of inflammatory Tweets.
Hopefully this assertion of power is true and that the increasing calls for Trump’s impeachment will soon fall by the wayside.
To use an older expression of unity: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.” — gc