The curse of riches is voracious greed asphyxiating those in power such that only kleptocracy becomes their antidote.
The advent of servitude is Spartacus revived in the corridors of power and the fight has moved from the Colosseum to the UN. Is it not so?
“Several dead men and various scattered weapons are located in a large arena. Near the center of the image is a man wearing armor standing in the middle of an arena looking up at a large crowd. The man has his right foot on the throat of an injured man who is reaching towards the crowd. Members of the crowd are indicating a “thumbs down” gesture. The arena is adorned with marble, columns, flags, and statues.”
Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, the 19th-century painting that inspired Ridley Scott