Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Persuasion

The essence of elected government is that it gives power to those who are able to persuade the populace to give it to them. In an elected government, the chief prerequisites for power inevitably become such things as charm and a willingness to pander.

It is only to be expected that such people manage to quite thoroughly persuade that same populace that elected government is in their own best interests, against all the evidence.

1 comment:

ZAROVE said...

Basically, we pick our rulers (Make no mistake, our "Public Servants" act and are treated like rulers) by Sales Pitch and emotional reticence. This is why I never udnerstood why voting was a good thing.