The current climate of scandals streaks across the political landscape of the nation like a tornado that leaves a trail of devastation in its wake. However, unlike a tornado, this is not a chance happening that appears upon the scene but rather an uncovering that reveals a disturbing rottenness.
What we see from the open wounds of these scandals is a systemic problem that threatens the health of the nation. We are reminded of a kind of cancer since it permeates the whole social body and now advances openly and cynically before all.
The details and circumstances behind all the scandals are still developing. However, beyond the media hype and finger pointing, what is at work here is a clash of values that is hardly new. Throughout history, two sides, two economic outlooks, two lifestyles have long stood opposed to one another as if engaged in constant combat. Our present political climate is but a tragic episode of this fight between these two perspectives.