American Elephants


And About Draining the Swamp… by The Elephant's Child

Lord Acton (1834 – 1902) said memorably: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”

“Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality”

“Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for a self-denying ordinance.”

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Yes, Minister. Takes It’s Usual Comedic view of Governmental Bureaucracy and its Eternal Life. by The Elephant's Child

Sometimes comedy explains an issue even better than the facts do. We can laugh at the absurdity, but it makes us look at the real world with a slightly clearer eye.



The Official Foreign Policy of the Obama Admistration by The Elephant's Child

This is actually a clip from the British comedy series “Yes, Minister,” but it seems so precisely applicable, and funny, that I couldn’t resist. The comedy that captures accurately the foibles of humanity is always the best, though we like the comedy of the other guy’s foibles better than when our own are exposed.



About Survey Results: by The Elephant's Child

A clip from “Yes, Minister” that does a fine job of explaining just how polling works. Funny.




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