What happens when the emperor has no clothes?
That's when we get fake news and alternative facts.
These days we don't know what to believe anymore because institutions and media have lost so much credibility with bias, prejudice, and trying to influence based on overtly selfish motives.
The gloves have come off in the fight for supreme earthly might.
Apparently, a lot of other clothes have come off too.
Now the influencers stand naked before us and we must judge for ourselves the truth of the matter.
It funny-sad that in their utter nakedness, they bear no shame.
They scream, and hissy fit, protest, rage, demean, threaten and commit violence.
Ear lobes are dangling as are the other parts and still there is no listening, negotiating, or compromise.
Advancement is limited to obstruction, and progress is dead like a heap of dung.
The nation suffers the marks in the flesh of bitter fighting, while our competitive advantages are eroded.
United we used to stand, and divided for a decade we are falling.
We can dive into the pile of clothes and swim among them, but still we are sinking naked and stinking the lot like selfish bastards, indeed. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)