What we sow

I honestly believe we get the leaders we deserve.

I think of a brother depriving his siblings of their inheritance rights, and confiscating their property, enabling him to live in luxury and leaving his brothers impoverished.

I think too of the son, who steels his mother’s pension money, then casts her out, abandoning her with his sister.

I think of elderly parents left to fend for their selves, left behind in the village as their children chase after the world.

I think of men bearing false witness against one-another, cheating in business, lying in the eyes of the law, making off with pay without doing the work it was intended for.

We wonder then why we have leaders that lie and cheat, who take advantage of the poor, double-cross their friends and enemies, make corrupt alliances, living in luxury while their citizens live in poverty.

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