The folks who own the Republican party are also the same folks who, for centuries now, have been the sociopathic “winners” of predatory capitalism. Our creed has been, since the founding of Virginia, “do whatever it takes to make a buck.” Capitalism is to sociopaths as wine is to cheese — perfect complements. These people do not care about the public good. They do not care about killing the environment if they can buy another yacht. They do not care if all the poor people suffer and die. Sociopaths are incapable of caring about anyone but themselves, full stop. Power will continue to pull them up until the rest of us with compassionate capabilities put a stop to it. They will continue in power as long as they can lull the majority with fairy tales about evil socialism and “those” brown people. I realized years ago that we could evolve our society to be compassionate and egalitarian, but it would take a shift in our consciousness as human beings. Some of us are there. But the ones running the show today will never be. It’s time to set them aside.