In fact, "us" only really means them.
Government is never really inclusive, and the more power it arrogates for itself, the less inclusive it is. Power never shares.
This is an uncomfortable realization for those who cling fervently to the childish hope that if they only vote for the correct candidate, they will be assured a seat at the table, sharing in the largesse and privilege of power, tossing back champagne and nibbling on medallions of lobster in tarragon cream sauce.
But they can't even get into their own parks now. That's a bit of a rude awakening, isn't it, kittens?
While we all witness the harsh reality of what government actually is, it is instructive to remember the misty-eyed descriptions of soft, gooey goodness Democrats told us it was only a short time ago. Does anyone remember this?
"Don't it feel GREAT to belong to the government!"