Today’s Tarot is from the Major Arcana, IV The Emperor.
In hard times people crave authority. Corrupt leaders are transformed in short memory into strongmen who will make the trains run on time. Or just fill the potholes.
Any bully can be successful by choosing his victims. Displaying the power to crush opposition can make the favors he bestows all the more valuable, all the more valued. We all, at some point, want the Big Man to take care of us.
It takes a reversal of perception to see that it is actually us who take care of him. He’s nothing without us. We have the power, not so much individually as collectively.
And, by the way, 50 days until November elections.