And so fakery comes full circle, back to the basics of making something of little intrinsic value have a lot more shine than it was ever meant to have.
Facade products. Facade leaders. Facade issues. And yet we still try to maintain the facade of representational government, when we know a good portion of has been bought relatively cheap.
Getting rid of Capitalism isn't going to rid us of the human propensity for trying to put one over on the other guy, but it would sure go a long way in not having things be such a hot house environment for it; especially with that magic elixir of a fertilizer they call money.