I have ceased to be amazed at the stupidity of Politicians.
As a Brit, I have found dislike and distrust towards my country the world over. Do I care, not one jot, we did what we did at the time we were the world police, and a thankless task it is too. What matters is Leadership and nothing else, something Politicians across the ‘free world’ have sold in the pursuit of their own interfering, nannying, overbearing, smug, supercilious, self satisfied fat egos. I have yet to meet any who have impressed me intellectually, but then we live in an age of mediocrity so I am not surprised. As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said ‘Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself.’
Gore Vidal said: ‘Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so’. Although, he did pinch this from that more ancient philosopher, Plato, who also said (one of my favourites) ‘Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.’
So I suppose we have only ourselves to blame for letting these people think they actually do have skills.
Where have the Statesmen all gone?]]>