Friday, July 26, 2013

The Corrupted in Power

"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."

Despite a growing cacophony of calls for his resignationSan Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner clings to power as tenaciously as he stalked female staffers. Today Filner announced that he’s going to seek counseling for his disgusting, misogynistic, borderline criminal behavior.

We’re so happy for you, Bob. And just who is going to run the financially-challenged city while you take time out to address your sick pathologies? You are barred from solitary meetings with female City attorneys, a fact that translates into you being incapable of doing your job. Do you really think you’ll survive a recall election? Are you really going to impose that disgraceful expense on San Diego, also? Of course you are. You’re a perverted thug with no concept of decency. Although I’m very glad that I didn’t vote for you, as a San Diego taxpayer I’m the big loser right along with the rest of the city.

As far as the mayoral race in New York City is concerned, I think I’d rather vote for Caligula’s horse than for Anthony Weiner. At least the horse wouldn’t be a sick, depraved, egotistical, nauseating liar. I could go on, but you get the picture—and I hope not on Twitter. Any voter who marks a ballot for Weiner could use some therapy, too.

These two disgraceful public officials, at opposite sides of the country, epitomize everything that’s wrong with the current state of our government, society, and culture. The politicians are out for themselves and no one else. Most citizens, too consumed with trying to survive from one paycheck to the next, have tuned out of the news. Many more have simply learned to expect bad behavior from those in public office. Still others have been so influenced by our “anything goes” social climate that they don’t see the big deal about lechery, uncontrolled sexual obsession, or lack of personal responsibility and accountability. The continuing dual scandals are truly a sad commentary on our times.

I don’t know where all of this is going, but I do know that when so-called “leaders” can behave in such an appalling manner and not face overwhelming demands that they step down, our country is in very serious trouble.