I sometimes wonder if the things I mean to say here are clouded by my inability to express them. Well, that may be, but this article from Kurt Vonnegut, who I am led to believe can actually write, gives me new hope. He makes an excellent point, particularly in the following quote, but man is it a brain-dump meander!
Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas.