The theater of politics

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.  They have their exits and their entrances.  Last scene of all is second childishness and mere oblivion. The political stage is akin to that of the theater world.  Similarities of the participants abound: a considerable ego, desire for the limelight, ability to think fast or ad lib, willingness to be part of a company or party, desire to be liked and admired, ambition to rise to the top, a realization of the need to compromise and to be clubbable.  For many months, Washington, D.C., has exemplified political theater with a high boiling point, a mix of accusations of attempted coup, conspiracy theories, deliberate inaccurate characterization of opposing views, abuse of power, state treason, impeachment, bitter personal feuds, anonymous whistleblowers, talk of cover-ups, and war on democracy.  The political actors in D.C. are not facsimiles of fictional characters,...(Read Full Post)
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