I just loved the series: Gotham. Of course, it was the pre-runner to Batman, or Bruce Wayne as a boy. Now Gotham City is a unique place, it has very rich people and very un-rich people, those corrupt and those few who still want justice.
Of course, the favorite theme in writing and actually history is the constant battle between good and evil. Both, however, can be defined in different ways. After all there is some bad even in the best of us, and there is some good, in even the most corrupt.
Now, we end up with a strange brew of semantics. What do words really mean, what do they connote. Simpletons try to make the case for absolute bad and absolute good. We all do have notions of that, but in reality none could really agree on a definitive meaning.
Is there such a thing: As a Bad, Good Man? And conversely: A Good, Bad Man? Oh, the headlines are always full of such examples. The heralded consummate politician who has a young boy lover, a mistress, dealings with the underworld, a false identity which does not really include bona fide accolades.
Some will fly out of my computer screen, and inform me that I have committed the cardinal sin: I am attempting to legitimize an oxymoron. After all, any ninny knows that good is the opposite of bad, they are mutually exclusive. In math, a null set in the union of such. Just lexiconal blasphemy, that I am enabling.
Yes, more than a bit of a rogue, I like to consider what is written between the lines, more that which is apparent.
We are getting Bushwhacked, mis-informed, led down a path, or whatever the words imply.
Sheep being led to slaughter? Maybe. the planet wasn't 'designed' to hold 8 billion top predators, just not a good biological balance at all.
Multiply and diminish the Earth, whoops, I forgot about the Sin Tax for saying, such.
Well, we need a leader, to lead us out of this enigma.
Ah, the solution to the hominid pollution conundrum: Greed and Lead Politics, hmm, maybe not so new.