Bad People / Good People

Why are some people so bad, possessing moral compasses that swing wildly in response to their blindly self-seeking impulses –– people like Lindsay Graham, for example, and a flood of others come to mind -– instead staying true to the magnetic force of rightness, honesty, and decency ––thankfully an equal or greater number of others, of whom I’ll take space to mention just one: Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis, who has opened an investigation into Trump’s pressure campaign after his election loss in that state. Interviewed by Rachel Maddow the other evening, without the slightest indication that she was trying to do so, Willis gave a lesson in how to be. “Since we’ve opened this,” she said, “we’ve gotten — my security has doubled. We’ve gotten a lot of comments. Interestingly enough, the comments are always racist, and it’s really just a waste of time and foolishness. It’s not going to stop me from doing my job, and I don’t think it’s an insult to remind me that I’m a black woman.”