Corruption. Rot. Decay. Putrefaction. Everywhere we turn. An epidemic of rotten-ness. The rot starts as the top and flows down through all aspects of life. It also starts at the bottom and flows upward. Look everywhere around the world. Political (of course). Human (yes, indeed). Personal. Moral (outlandishly). Ethical. Biological. Rot. Total rot.
Everything dies, everything is reborn. The grand, never-ending (maybe), cycle: Life to Death to Life, etc.