Our burden is the silly people with soft hands - impractical hands they wave about as if to weave dishonesty into the very air we breathe. They lack practical experience, judgement and even the ability to speak with conviction or passion, simply because of their limitations which in the end are down to the limited compass of their lives.
Yet they succeed in a personal sense, destined as they are to live in comfort among those of their own kind. Once they are found wanting or the political fun has faded, there will be lucrative offers to smooth the way to an easy, soft-handed life. Abetting these comforts will be the pleasant fantasy of achievement, even if all they ever did was use their feet to good effect, treading perhaps on more able people in their mad scramble to the top.
The delusions of the soft-handed loons are not easily tackled, simply because those that might do the tackling are too often disinclined to enter the fray, to be lied about and belittled whenever they disturb powerful interests. And really our problems stem from the way our soft-handed leaders are bought up wholesale by those same interests because that's where the power of money comes from, where illusions are fabricated, narratives are spun and deals done.