PREFACE: That blog topper video features the Trumpster desecrating both the American flag and the Rolling Stones’ track, You Can’t Always Get What You Want. May those Mick Jagger / Keith Richard lyrics prove prophetic… namely… that  the fake prez can’t get the overthrow of America… slash… second term… that he wants / lusts after AND  come Inauguration Day 2021… true blue American patriots will get the real, honorable presidential successor we so desperately need.
Progressing onward, now, to the remainder of this short read…
My schoolteacher parents raised me well. One of their priceless life lessons also serves as a red alert to our global society…
Be wary of superpatriots… especially those who either lust after or actually wield power. Typically, such “flag wavers” and “flag huggers” have EVERYTHING BUT society’s well-being in mind.
Hmm… sound like anyone we know?
You do have my pity if vile / evil leadership is sucking the lifeblood / oxygen from your homeland.
• In theory… glorious governance basks and thrives in oversight’s sunlight… its people and book smart, ethical leaders embracing all liberating knowledge and even-handed, equality-minded, forward thinking laws… a truly representative democracy where leaders and leaded… alike… secure cherished freedom, peace and prosperity for themselves / posterity.
• In practice… far too frequently… grotesque governance stagnates and suffocates society in sewage and its accompanying pervasive stench. Its ignorant and ignoble, conniving, cowardly, shallow, stick-figure dictators reveling within their pathetic, shadowy, dank, little worlds while  hammering in odious, backward laws that shall forever enslave the oppressed, downtrodden masses,  fomenting class wars and racial / religious unrest and  provoking genocidal, bloodstained, mushroom clouded, no-win wars / holocausts. And to what end? Just so these autocratic anuses can snag themselves a nasty dynasty and a fleeting footnote in the annals of history?
To discover what happens next, one need only re-read the previous paragraph… uh… regrettably… endlessly.
• Must what happens next always wind up a vicious cycle?
• Why is it so much easier to destroy than create… for civilization to self-destruct than survive?