As “leaders of the free world” it seems to me that most, if not all, politicians are full of crap and are, at best, self serving tossers.
The “political machine” has far to much influence exerted on it by outside parties, mainly the very rich, which means mainly corporates, with vested interests in certain policies that are just plain contrary to the best interests of the general population and human race.
Why do we put up with this?? It beats the hell out of me.
Why do we (UK and US) do this?
Maybe this would be something to just accept as the way of the things in our countries.
Yet it isn’t just our countries is it. Most of our national enemies are the fruits of years of foreign policy, interventions and wars, that we have engaged in at the behest of the powerful, either through stupidity or greed.
When will it end?
I for one would like our children and grand children to grow up in a more peaceful, more just world.
Some how, it seems unlikely to happen.