Twas ever thus.
All politicians think the population are stupid, and they are pretty well all lacking in any real care towards any of us. The higher up the greasy pole they climb, the more contemptuous of us they become.
Don’t trust any of them, whatever their political allegiance. They are in it for themselves and themselves alone. Do not think they care about you, the poor, the disabled, the pensioners, the sick, or anyone else. They care about power.
Yes, I’m cynical. I wonder why?
So you believe that in our everyday behaviour we all behave as badly as the worst at of us? The idea that all politicians are the same lacks logic and is basically someone pretending none of it us their fault.
If our democracy is attacked, and it has been and is being, each if us has responsibility to some degree. The fact that most of us have no idea how we can put it right, rather than just talk about it, puts us all in the same category as most politicians.