It is not too much of a simplification to note that America is divided into two groups of persons: those who believe in their bones that what goes on in Washington is largely a serious quest by serious people to tackle serious problems seriously, and those who understand that what goes on in Washington is largely theater scripted so that the actors and actresses appear at first glance to be ‘public servants’ but in fact care for nothing nearly as much as maximizing their power and satisfying their megalomania.
Alas, the first group greatly outnumbers the second. This fact means that those of us in the second group are forced to attend and watch – and participate in the large audience role required in – this absurd drama.
One of my favorite scholars (and my dear friend) Bob Higgs here strikes a similar chord . Bob’s words are wise and welcome.