Kakistocracy

kak·is·toc·ra·cy: Noun. Inflected forms: pl. kak·is·toc·ra·cies
Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

In what can only be serendipity, I have finally found the perfect description of our government; all but the most rabid Bushites would recognize both “least qualified” and “unprincipled” in our administration. Where crony is a job prerequisite and blind allegiance always trumps knowledge, the current residents of Washington are a case study in reverse evolution-where the weak prey upon the strong.

We citizens are strong, aren’t we? We do still possess the pioneer spirit and free will of our forefathers don’t we? We still retain the ability to see through the ponzi schemes and rise above the smoke and mirrors, no? We’re not so blinded by crass consumerism and seductive commercialism that we would trade our freedoms for the appearance of safety are we?

One of the advantages of roaming this Earth for as many years as I have is that it has afforded me the opportunity to meet and talk to many people; people of various ethnicities, socio-economic and religious backgrounds-and the vast majority of these folks are intelligent, thoughtful people…not gullible or foolish enough to follow the lemmings over the cliff. So why are we led by the least qualified, the unprincipled; why are they the only ones who seem to be up for election?

It has been said that we have exactly the kind of government that we deserve; that if we insist on spending our time glued to American Idol instead of researching political platforms, we will continue to be lead by morons and profiteers-and we will have only ourselves to blame.

It can be very trying to sift through all the information required to make informed decisions; and sitting though local party debates can induce a mother of a headache - the only other option would have us depend on the mainstream media and talking heads…who rarely if ever mention anyone other than the two major parties or the fact that “None of the Above” is an option.

It’s high time we kick the crooks to the curb.

“Sunshine go away today

I don’t feel much like dancing.

Some man’s gone-he’s trying to run my life

He don’t know what he’s asking….

How much does it cost? -I’ll buy it

The time is all we’ve lost -I’ll try it.

He can’t even run his own life-

I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine….”

Kakistocracy

Thanks for that. I'd never heard the word kakistocracy before. I wish I could say that I'm surprised to find out that anyone would even think to come with a word for that. I regret to say I'm not surprised.

Then again, putting the least competent people in government leaves the competent ones free to do something useful.

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I am a 54 year old with a 9 year-old daughter... so obviously I'm bats**t crazy. I am also mother to a 27 year-old son and a 22 year-old daughter who have both forgotten more than I will ever know.

I come from a time of rotary dial phones and black and white television who, inexplicably, has both a Twitter and a Facebook account.

I am a lover of freedom who has little patience with politicians in general and especially those with wide stances and narrow minds.