When life is treated like a game, we all lose. Right now, the National Republican Campaign Committee (organized and chaired by House Republicans) has deployed an electronic system to annoy and discourage citizens with telephone messages which pretend to be from Democrat marketers. If people hang up, the system will call them right back, giving the impression that Democrat marketing is obtrusive and annoying, when the true perpetrator is the Republican machine.
Bad faith campaign tactics, which I have observed to the shame of both Republicans and Democrats, are tearing the last shreds of faith and goodness from the bleach-dry bones of our society. Have we become so good (at politics) that we have no more need for virtue or respect?
I am reading Tragedy right now. Why should I bother? I can read in my own country a thousand recurring wrongs which tragedy could not begin to utter.