So, I come to another point and that is, how do these people get elected? I think mainly it has to be money. Thus, the last chapter titled "The Decay of Eloquence" speaks directly to the effect of money on the soul. He states that the wealthy "breed in our hearts implacable masters, insolence, and lawlessness and shamelessness" (Longinus 165). It seems that Bloomberg reflects this "decay of eloquence" for what does he have to show for future generations besides great wealth and tangible things? And then what happens when he, as Longinus puts it "neglects to develop the immortal" (Longinus 165), and if nothing that can stand the test of time, like eloquent and sublime phrases, is put forth by Bloomberg, what happens when property ceases to contain importance? I guess that is for him to worry about and not I.
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