Monday, June 1, 2015

Magnetic To The Corruptible

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible."

-Frank Herbert, Dune

This. This is exactly right.

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  1. Which is part of why my first husband and I didn't last. He's in DC politics. Thank god that I didn't have to suffer through being a politician's wife. But also -- given my childhood, it's not surprising that I was with him for the time I was.

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    1. I thought this applied really well to all situations, not just those of the political variety. Some people marry for power. Some have kids for power. If I'd married my narcissistic ex (eeeeeew), I think it would have been because he was on a power trip and I was too weak to get away for some time.

      Politics is just a really good example of where this shit happens left and right though. Probably why I feel there are so few good people in politics.

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  2. The corruption of the puppet masters begin with the power to bend others to their will.

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