Nobody asked but …
Aren’t you mystified by tribal ritual? Isn’t it endlessly fascinating how many intricate arcanities are found in any process? Every national/cultural collective has its smoke and mirrors. Thomas Knapp has written elsewhere on EVC about the USA’s dog and pony show, in Congress: The Snail’s Pace Race.
The point is, in my view, that the fools on the hill have fashioned an endless circuit of eye candy ritual to take our minds off of actual movement. Impeachment is just another set piece in the Kabuki Theater.
You can see from my last metaphor, from Japanese national/culture, that it probably makes no difference who, what, when, where, how, and why. Look at Brexit, for instance. Look at climate, for instance. Look at Hong Kong, for instance. All of these are Grand Opera, staged to camouflage the pedestrian kicking of the can down the road.
Pomp and circumstance is always what institutions do when their oligarchs don’t know what to do. What time does the parade route open?
— Kilgore Forelle