The Pathos of Politics – Modern Government Synopsis

Modern Government Synopsis

“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.” ~ Donald Trump, a bad person who disgraced politics by going into government, thereby proving his point.

▫ Centuries of conquest, colonization, and tentative treaties has produced a patchwork world. There are 196 countries and almost 2,000 stateless nations: peoples without a country to call their own.

▫ Modern democratic governments are reactive. Real leadership does not exist. Nothing is done unless there is a perception of political reward, or, conversely, that doing nothing entails political risk.

▫ An informed electorate is essential to a well-functioning democracy. This explains the root of the problem with democracy as a viable polity.

▫ A laudable ideal, exercises in supranational government have proven wracked with discord and ineffectuality. The tribal instincts of man preclude scaling sense of self-interest toward the welfare of all peoples.