I grew up in Michigan and watched as corrupt Detroit sunk the whole State into poverty while Detroit's Board of Education would drive to their meetings in limos. It's gross. It makes skin crawl. My one solace in this whole struggle is these people and their followers are incapable of feeling actual joy in their lives. In order to live like they do they are horrible people who are pill poppers. No real friends. Incapable of it.
That and evil eventually destroys itself. It's not a matter if, but when and how much of it will it destroy before it goes kicking and screaming back to the shadows.