Pundits and political elite go on and on with a flood of rhetoric, treating citizens like they are stupid or not “worldly” enough to see through disingenuous messaging and false narratives, that are designed to elicit reactions or provoke responses. Are there people who can be misled by the lies and exploitation; yes. The growing majority is sick to death of the arrogance and detached reality of pundits and the political elite. Some wonder why there is so much corruption and violence; the vast majority of citizens can tell you why. When you practice creating and telegraphing disingenuous messages and false narratives that are designed to elicit reactions or provoke responses, it immediately escalates to fraud (i.e. affordable healthcare act), dishonesty (i.e. Clinton emails), exploitation, and even murder. These practices create distrust and ultimately lead otherwise decent people to be vindictive and often violent. This dynamic can be vividly evidenced in how the last 3 decades of proxy wars have caused worldwide destabilization. But that is how diplomacy works; are you serious? Think of it like this. You try to raise a family and you use disingenuous messaging and false narratives that are designed to elicit reactions or provoke responses from family members or friends. You justify using this tactic, convincing yourself that you need to control an outcome or because you believe you must be in control. Ultimately your family and friends begin to get wise to your lies and messaging and respond with counter messaging and false narratives designed to manipulate you. Are you getting the picture yet? I suggest pundits and political elite escalating the rhetoric into even sicker lies to accomplish their agenda are on a path to violence. The violence may or may not be career ending, but it has led to countless deaths. The indecency and disrespect pundits and political elite have for human life and the human condition make me sick to my stomach. Local or international war will not end until pundits and political elite learn that they cannot lie or coerce people to accept their agendas or preferred lifestyles without consequences.