“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket."— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 26, 2018
-- Eric Hoffer https://t.co/TbfxDzaTwK
And it's a shame, because there are great, necessary causes.
Some remain committed to great causes out of moral decency. Some begin out of decency but become reliant on a great cause for status and wealth. Then there are the grifters, whose intentions are self-serving from the start. A cause isn't wrong because of who supports it, but those who are reliant on great causes and--especially the grifters--often act in ways that undermine the cause.