Chatting with New Wife about this and that on the way to the
liquor store gun store supermarket; and it appears that in South Africa, people running charity missions to deliver food parcels to the elderly and incapacitated were being robbed and their parcels taken by roving gangs of “teenagers”.
So the Government stepped in and had police officers take charge of the deliveries… wait, wait, don’t spoil the punchline…
…whereupon the police officers stole the food parcels for themselves.
New Wife was tut-tutting about the lawlessness of the people supposedly tasked with maintaining law and order, whereupon I added:
“Over Here, we had senior officers in the FBI — supposedly, one of the most ethical police forces in the world, whose motto is Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity — cooking up evidence to spy on a political campaign, intending to overturn a president elected in a fair and lawful election.
“Compared to that, nicking a couple of food parcels is minor-league stuff.”
And it is.