I'd been searching (ages and ages) for a certain quote about Confucius's philosophy, as it summed up to me what happened under Trump in the US, and Johnson in the UK.
Finally found it. So thought I'd share (in its own thread, no less!):
Once everybody becomes aware that the rich can commit any crime in the book and get away with it, then the general attitude is, "Well, why don't we do the same?" The whole sociobiology of Confucius is when the ruling class are decent, honorable, gentlemen scholars, the people will be well disposed; when the government is a bunch of thieving rascals, the people will become thieving rascals.
We've seen so much of that, and the only hope I can see is that some of the malefactors in high places get punished so that a sense of justice and order is reestablished in this country. I'm not a vengeful person and I have a great deal of compassion, even for Nixon and Reagan, but I think some of those people have to go to jail to restore the idea that there is justice in the universe.
(from an interview with Robert Anton Wilson, in Mavericks of the Mind).
I like this post very much, and it reminds me of a song... the despicable and treasonous actions of the USA former president have set his stage of inane and sad comedy that pains the world; the waning of his performance proves his bore as his bane of existence to an odd lot of GED followers to which he only and finally snubs in the end to shocking deplorable commentary of "how they are out to tarnish his reputation."
Rufus Wainwright - Sword of Damocles