Band-aids are a great invention. They are a quick, easy way to cover an injury in order to help the healing process. Square, long, narrow, band-aids with pictures and colors to match the skin, make up a vast repertoire of band-aid options. It is important to understand that the band-aid is not what does the healing, it only protects the sore while the healing takes place.
Over the past decades our society has moved from a more inner-directed society to a more outer-directed society. In other words, from a society where people are controlled from a strong internal moral system to a system based more on the notion that if there is not a law against it, it must be okay. Thus, our politicians are spending more and more time with band-aid politics.
More about band-aid politics in upcoming pieces.