… or the kakistocratic reality.
In Norway we have a fitting expression: “tomskalle”, for a person who does not show signs of having, or at least not of using, a brain. In the English language(s) “empty skull” or “empty top” may be suitable expressions with somewhat similar meaning. Note that I try hard to avoid using more accurate but what some may regard as politically incorrect wordings, for describing this sad condition.
Our Norwegian prime minister at present (caricatured in the image above), is probably no worse than elected and non-elected frontfigures in other countries and governed entities in this respect, and no worse than our national alternatives to that position either. That does of course not say anything particularly positive about the state of national and world-wide leaderships, but is worth mentioning in order to get the big picture of same. We are in effect being lead by some of the least capable people available anywhere … the very definition of “kakistocracy”.
No lack of candidates to fill party lists leading up to election days in my country, as the basics for positions in and around the
national governing circles here in Norway are very simple: “habitual liars, cheaters and petty thieves,
with the ability to formulate and express empty but good-sounding and politically correct statements, are much
Other than that they just have to show support for party policies – to the degree that there are any, repeat official talking points when called for, and not rock the boat too much”. Again, no worse here than anywhere else in the world.
Problem for indignant and disillusioned voters in “democracies” everywhere, is of course that
it is near impossible to find qualified and electable people with both functioning brains and ethical senses, with
appetite for taking on those dysfunctional circles that make up governments all over our planet.
Few potential candidates will find working in such degenerative environments attractive, and run the risk of being treated as “enemies of the states” by ingrown career politicians and bureaucrats who cling together in defence against all outsiders who refuse to become assimilated into these mainly corrupt and borderline criminal political circles. Recycled politicians do not lead to growth…
… not here, not anywhere.
the norm rather than the exception
As alluded to above; partial or complete kakistocratic leaderships are, always have been, and most likely always will be, more the norm than the exception when it comes to governments all around the world, regardless of what “names” they use to describe their forms of governments.
Once in a while their s.c. “governing” turns out such bad results that even the kakistocrats themself notice and pretend to introduce corrections. Most of the time they seem to have their focus anywhere but at what their governing leads to though, as if none of it is their business.
As we all may have noticed; the earth keeps on turning same as always, regardless of these more or less useless
and often very destructive creatures who make up the world's leaderships.
Good that there still are a few things the kakistocrats and their masters can not easily destroy, or else all life on earth would have been eradicated by now. God knows they've tried…
never mind party lines
Having one, two, or a dozen political parties in a country, rarely ever makes any real difference no matter how their power in numbers is distributed throughout the governing bodies. It all comes down to the individual players, and distribution of dominance and submission between them – a power game across all real and artificial lines.
Political parties are constructed because it is found to be much easier to identify oneself as member of one or another group that,
supposedly, stands for something, than to stand alone for something/anything without that more-or-less
obligatory backing groups provide.
In Norway; being member of a political party also makes it perfectly legal to lie and cheat endlessly in order to win votes and thereby seats in national governing bodies. One only has to pay attention to those internal group-rules mentioned higher up in this article, and can ignore all, and everyone, else along the way … and so they do.
Beyond that; membership in this or that political party doesn't mean shit these days – if it ever did, and positions
within parties only determine size of paychecks.
Some members excel in seemingly very important internal party-activities, and can hardly stop talking about how great they personally and their parties are doing. Others seem to prefer more laid-back political careers as silent supporters – same salary so why not.
Business people and other outsiders “take care of” all that matters, at inflated prices and
abundant subsidies. Thus, no need to stress about any of that for those who like to call themselves
“politicians” in my country.
They only have to make sure our money flows freely across to greedy scam artists everywhere in the world, something they have been successfully doing for quite some time.
no respect for our precious leaders?
Something not quite clear in my politically overcorrected language? Respect has to be deserved, and can neither be claimed nor given based on what position one pretends to occupy in a society. “Respect” does after all rank a whole lot higher than the “Nobel Peace Prize”…
Fact is that in my country we have no actual leaders. What we have is a collection of masked creatures who like to
stay in front of the rest of us when pictures are taken, and to stroll around uttering entirely pointless nonsense to be spread by
their partners in media so they can praise each other publicly for work well done.
All that while not only allowing but actively promoting the most heinous and meaningless acts of destruction our country has been exposed to since WWII, to continue with ever-increasing speed and intensity on their watch.
Thus, finding anyone anywhere in our political circles to show any respect for, is damn near impossible these days. Believe me, I have tried…
last rev: 02.sep.2020