Corruption Was Not Built in a Day

You know that cliched saying, “Rome was not built in a day”?
Consider applying that to getting rid of the corruption in our political system and government.  We will NOT get rid of it in the next four years.  It will increase a thousand-fold. It will now be harder to get rid of, but it is incumbent upon us to do it regardless of the uphill battle.  It won’t take a new president and a new congress to get it done.  It will take several.  We have to understand and accept that.  Corruption is part and parcel in politics.  Has been from day one.
But consider the second cliched, and more apt, saying(and I’m paraphrasing):
“The only way for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing.”
That goes for every subject under the sun, and most especially, for our country’s future.  We cannot slide into apathy, depression, and a feeling of helplessness.  We have to get angry and stay angry and do whatever it takes to kill the corruption that rules over us.  We have to do this or we will die.  This is not hyperbole.  After our current crop of criminals get done with removing our health insurance, thousands WILL die.
Perhaps that will be enough to get those stay-at-home apathetic voters to get off their ass.  Or perhaps they’ll need another financial crisis (that WILL happen) or another war (that WILL happen).
When we see our civil liberties taken away by a dictator and his unqualified cabinet, will we stand up and scream “Fuck You”?  We had better, and we had better tell all the corrupt cops to fuck off too when they try to keep us from getting out the vote in 2020.  Am I wrong?  I don’t think so.  I also think that half the country, or maybe most of it, doesn’t understand the desperate condition we’re in and will be in for four years.  They’re going to find out.  And half of them will only find out if the corrupt broadcast news networks wake up and act like journalists, not defacto ratings whores.

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