The evidence is so pervasive! It is not just obvious in the low quality of candidates being promoted by the factions. It is not just obvious in the contest or race between the major party candidates promoted by the press. It is not just in the pollong that presumes outcomes or the accepted fiction that dollars spent on advertising determines the results. It is not even the willingness to spread false information supported by the legal posture that “public persons” should expect to be attacked in a press that expects to be paid and whose privilege comes with no responsibility at all. It’s that the people who supposedly govern have been systematically reduced by the traditional powers that be to the status of rubber stamps. Democracy is being born and experiencing a difficult birth. Fortunately, the women are up to it.