My how times have changed in this country! Change is always present it seems, in ways both good and bad. One of the changes that is not so good is the rise of the “me” culture. It seems for some, the culture of me has appeared to take over their lives.
What do I mean by the “me” culture? Well, let’s look at Kari Lake as an example. There was a time when political candidates conceded — always. They would usually call the winner and congratulate them. Those were the good old days.
The Democrats still do this. However, for some in the GOP the me culture has reared its ugly head. The me culture with a healthy dose of insanity thrown in is what prevails among the GOP these days. Governor Hobbs has been sworn in. She is the rightful governor of Arizona. We are so happy for her.
Kari Lake, however, refuses to let this go. And now she’s started to refer to herself as the rightfully elected governor. “The real governor, the duly elected governor,” is what Lake calls herself. In the old days, before the me culture became so invasive, people would have laughed at Lake — and perhaps recommended she give the funny farm a call.
And to an extent, people still do that. But there are thousands of Lake fans that stand behind her. These people are genuinely deranged. Many ask, does Lake REALLY believe her own insane words? I doubt it personally (although one never knows.)
All of this makes me think of children — of playground fights. It also makes me think of delusions. Imagine pointing at a house that’s not yours and saying, “that house is mine. I live there.”
Imagine walking into a CEO’s office and saying, “this office is mine. get out.” what would happen? Well — the police would undoubtedly be called. And you’d likely be labeled insane. And that’s what’s changed. The insane has become mainstream. Insanity and bizarre behavior have become the norm — for the republican party. And that is why we must not EVER let them obtain real power again.