Is it it time for the American taxpayers to step in and do an Intervention on Congress? They’re showing all the classic symptoms of an addict.
Addiction: The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.
Addictions come in many varieties. Our society is riddled with: alcoholism, illicit drugs, prescription drug abuse, gambling, sexual addiction, pornography, cigarette smoking, and food addiction. All of these addictions share one thing in common; they bring temporary pleasure at the expense of long-term harmful consequences.
In their case, it’s an addiction to ‘power’. Like many addictions, this one is often accompanied by the presence of deviant behaviors (hiding, lying, fraud, stealing, cover-ups), compulsive behaviors (checking doors, excessive hand wringing, constantly blaming former presidents) and abnormal behaviors (emotional instability, anger, depression, arrogance, narcsism, dilussional, anxiety/panic attacks, tea bag fetishes). Enough said.
It’s time to be compassionate. We must help them. We must Intervene. So, how do we do it?