Aw, come on, you old sourpuss! Can it really be that bad?
Well, maybe. He smiles nicely for the camera.
What's that? I'm being mean, you say? Unfair, even? Because you just know people so deeply invested in a toxic and dysfunctional status quo will happily hand the top job over to a guy who's going to fix it!
As some schmuck once argued:
... we're talking about an ingrained culture that's been setting in and putrefying for decades, if not centuries. Anyone perceived as an enemy ... gets targeted and slimed. And anyone who wants to function and rise within that culture has to buy into its intrinsic values, no matter how sociopathic or dysfunctional.
"Civilian oversight." Right. I'll just be over in the corner, throwing up.