As a kid I was made familiar, as were most of us, I imagine, with the concept of Consequence following action (or dis-action). I realized early that to defy parental edict or worse, lie about complying with said edict resulted in a Consequence. Yes, capitalized. Sometimes all caps and italicized. And I learned. Oh yes, I learned.
Apparently these days, in our government, lying is ok. Lying is expected, these days - in written word, during interview, under sworn testimony, and, these days, is met with much hand-wringing and stamping of little rubber soled feet and furrowed brow and mewling and complaining and gnashing of teeth and bemoaning the state of things and ... and ... and ....
Everyone has seen the results of actions having no Consequence - from an unruly pet to a screaming toddler in the supermarket check out line. The lack of Consequence is never good. The result is a feral animal and a nascent sociopath.
Well, our pets are feral and our Sociopaths are fully formed.
We here at the House Of Strays hope you keep your heads on a swivel and maintain your balance in these days. And be kind to one another - we're all we've got.
Here's a tune from my recent CD Road Of Man. Never Trust This Weary World