Just realized that the overpresent narcissism in politics matches with the codependent behavior of the masses.
The politicians are the narcissistic supply of the voters. An idealized super-human figure the voters acquire to make up for their own deficiencies, someone to fixate with, and this fixation is both the investment and the reward of such transaction. It’s not about what this figure actually does – it’s about what he/she is. Shame dynamics. That’s why nobody cares about actually solving the issues nor discussing what’s really going on, and why truth is so easily pushed aside. It’s all advocacy. It’s all drugs.
By the time anyone enters the discussion they have already picked a winner, which is just a flavor of that drug. You can argue against an idea, but you cannot argue against a flavor. Pathologies win.