Imagine working in a company where you hate your boss. And to show just how much you hate your boss you were to do everything you possibly could to destroy the company. You insult every customer, stop paying every bill, break every process and refuse to do anything to repair the damage.
Well in a company you would find out pretty quickly that one of two things would happen. Either you would be booted out or the company would go bust.
It really doesn’t matter how much of an asshole your boss may be, there is absolutely no excuse for becoming an even bigger asshole.
Seems pretty simple, you don’t need to like your boss, but for the company to survive you need to find some way to help make the situation better.
So how come this same logic doesn’t seem to apply in politics. I suspect that around 50% of the population always thinks the guy (or group) in charge are complete and utter assholes. But it seems that when one political view doesn’t get their way, they turn into the largest, most grotesque assholes it is possible to become.
A problem never gets fixed by making it bigger, and as every child having a tantrum learns, holding your breath until you turn blue, stamping your feet and pissing in the flower pot is a total waste of time.
The world has big problems, that need thought, discussion and effort from a broad range of skilled people to solve. We don’t need spoilt brats who throw their toys out of their buggies every time they don’t get their own way.
And if you think I’m writing this about just republicans, you’re wrong. Today we have politicians of all shapes, sizes and political parties failing to deliver infrastructure, jobs, finance, education, security and leadership for the future.
As a good friend of mine mentioned this weekend, we have a government run by boehners, franks and weiner’s.
It just makes me angry!