Interest in the political conventions has plummeted, approval of politicians has reached historic lows and our public treasury is nearly broke. So what does the behemoth bureaucratic government apparatus do?
It erects the most impenetrable wall of security ever amassed to protect and promote the political gatherings that separate the hyper-elite from those out of power, unimportant and irrelevant. In other words, taxpayers.
All in the name of security, the operation protects politicians and party operatives from the wrath of the people whose money they spend and whose freedoms are trimmed with every new law they pass.
All the speeding SUVs with blacked-out windows, screaming sirens, lines of police in riot gear with long batons and choppers whapping overhead also add to the feeling of great importance that already deludes these people. And it serves to deepen their sense of entitlement to your money and your freedom.
It starts to feel like the last, desperate gasp of a dying power.