"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, (10 January 1834 – 19 June 1902) 1st Baron Acton, 13th Marquess of Groppoli


Not sure about the second sentence, I guess it depends on how you describe/think of “great men”.

Could we, for example, say that Churchill, no argument that he was a “great man”, was also close to being a bad man? Many of the snowflake generations look upon Churchill as a murderer and worse, it’s easy to attribute blame 80 years after the fact. At the time, the decisions arrived at were taken in the heat of war. 20/20 vision and hindsight are wonderful for the armchair snowflakes.

And what our own Prime Minister, a man that will stop at (almost) nothing to ensure that he stays in power.

In recent weeks we have had the Trump Plan, the Deal of the Century. The trip to Uganda to meet their leaders and of course the well-publicized meeting with the Sudanese strong man.

These past days we have seen the decision to suddenly bring to Israel 400 Falash Mura Ethiopian Jews to Israel despite opposition from the attorney general, who argued the move could be seen as campaign ploy targeting Ethiopian-Israeli voters. Well, of course, it is!

And what about today’s story about Nir Barkat being tapped as finance minister ahead of the election, as per a Channel 12 news report, “Netanyahu considering replacing Moshe Kahlon with popular Likud MK to attract moderate right-wing voters”. Fake news, no, simply spin.

And in the days between now and March 2, we can expect to see more and more spin as Bibi moves heaven and earth to cling to power.

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