The lunatics have taken over the asylum, and now the government

Opinion by QuinnFindley

This weekend, I was listening to a song by Fun Boy Three, an 80’s alternative band, called “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum).” But the title of this song wasn’t coined by the band, it’s actually a well-known phrase that exposes a situation in which those in authority are incapable of handling their own job, resulting in total chaos. 

Today, I think we see this everywhere in politics. My biased mind has tried to convince myself that only the opposite side has corrupt leaders of course the ones I follow are perfect citizens with the best intentions for the American people– but, that’s never the case. No matter which side, Democrat or Republican, Libertarian or Authoritarian, no politician is innocent. 

And off of that note, Che Guevara was a notorious socialist revolutionary who, although the eventually turned into a tyrannical leader, had bold insight into the corruption of authority. He said, “Cruel leaders are replaced to have new leaders turn cruel.” 

Even though this is an extreme accusation, because not all leaders are truly cruel, I do believe that based on history, every single politician slowly grows more intolerant and less open to change as they gain power– even if that was what was hated of the leader before them. 

Even though politicians are solely paid to voice their opinion, they can’t even hold their own today. 

It’s so uncommon for someone to base their ideas issue to issue. Now, most politicians just people-please to their party’s contentment.

However, the American people are partially to blame for this, because we do the same. We’re so brainwashed to believe that we have to agree with everything that the majority of our party supports, but really, we should take it upon ourselves to read into the policies, watch the news (from multiple sources too), and simply educate ourselves about what’s going on so we can be able to question authority with confidence. 

Since the leaders aren’t going to change, take it upon yourself to be aware of what’s going on, and don’t let the lunatics continue to take over this asylum of a government.

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