I’ve been hanging out with one of myÂ Little brothers.
(He’s 30. Just a kid.)
Anyway, he’s addicted to NPR and listens to it constantly.
I’m not a fan of NPR for a number of reasons, but since it’s oftenÂ a lesser evil, I listen.
The reason why I mention this is that NPR spends a lot of time reporting on political events in Washington. We all know that politics in the Beltway are venal and corrupt. We know that, but it’s still a bit shocking to hear the details.
It’s also a bit refreshing. If you spend any time reading the news about Israel you will routinely hear about the corrupt politics in the Israeli government. So, whenÂ supporters of IsraelÂ hear about dirty deeds in the back rooms of Washington,Â they don’t feel so unique.
Of course,Â one would wish that governments could form without corrupt influences, but I have yet to find even one government that hasn’t, in some way, sold its soul for something.
The problem is that this something is often an issue of life and death. How many of you have had to ‘hold yourÂ nose’ and vote for someone who was immoral because they were supporting an issue that was vital?
AndÂ as the issues become more and more ‘life and death’, the politicians becomeÂ more and more confident in their corruption.Â Senator so-and-so and Congressman whats-his-name canÂ be corrupt, drug-dealing party animals and get re-elected – as long as they support your ‘life and death’ issue.Â
As terrorism becomes more and more of a threat to America, look for politics to become more and more corrupt.