Feeling a little itchy these days as I see a political climate primed for something akin to the Crusades (1096-1270) and the martyrdom and prideful self righteousness that made those at the helm feel justified to fight a religious war.
Are we becoming Medieval England?
When the honest transparency for justice gets traded for a smoke screen swiveling the focus onto what our democracy created to protect the people...
It is not something that should be taken lightly and is something that 232 years took to build. A fair and just system with checks and balances that bar those in powerful positions to fall into the temptation of compromise for the sake of gain...
of any kind, economical, social, or... political.
It is an old move really. Classic strategy. That one in which someone points a finger accusing someone of inpropriety in order to mask their own.
Jesus wrote in the sand as every man looked on, holding a stone ready to kill the woman caught in adultery. As Jesus continued to write (assumably their names) in the sand, one by one they dropped their stones and went away leaving the woman with no accusers. Because they were guilty. (The compassion of Jesus always took my breath away in this story.)
So when someone poised to take the most powerful position in the land (world) refuses to be scrutinized by their own justice system...
except it is a woman holding the stone.
You do the math.