We are in the grips of a state election, to be followed shortly afterwards by council elections (local government). Our federal (national) government is a minority government in power due to the whims of independents, and not a day goes by that the leader of the opposition declares that the government must resign.
And of course the Americans are in the grips of their everlasting run up to the Presidential election.
Elections, promises, accusations and blame are in the air, and the following quote from Gertrude Stein seemed to me to be very appropriate to the times.
Everybody now just has to make up their mind. Is money money or isn’t money money. Everybody who earns it and spends it every day in order to live knows that money is money, anybody who votes it to be gathered in as taxes knows money is not money. That is what makes everybody go crazy.
Gertrude Stein, “Money”
Look at Me Now and Here I Am, p331.