The ever-excellent Walter Russell Mead on the growing rift between blue state Democratic and public workers.
I’ve used the symbiote vs. parasite idea. There’s another analogy that’s even better, since government is part of America. The symbiote/parasite comparison falsely implies separate existences between America and its governments.
No, those things are inextricably part of the Body Politic. But there is a word for when part of that body starts growing uncontrollably and in a way damaging to overall health.