…and the only saving grace is that they have always been fools and it has never mattered very much.
Trudeau, Mulroney, Chretien, Harper, Clinton, Reagan, Bush, Blair, Thatcher, Major – the list is endless. All had available to them the inside information, the secret intelligence, the big picture awareness – allowing them a more complete understanding of vital situations that began a long time ago but are coming to a head today.
They knew about peak oil and the approaching end of easy abundance financed and subsidized through the misery and poverty of “others”.
They knew and they did nothing.
They knew and did not care.
It seems what really matters to any so called Leader is luxury accomodation, stock portfolios, a seat at the boardroom table and most important of all – fine dining.
Statesmen? Philosophers? Leaders?
They knew and they sold us all out for baubles and favours.
Our Leaders have always been fools and the only saving grace is that it has never mattered very much.
It never mattred because we are the fools who let this happen.
It never mattered because our high minded and decent civilization is actually a wretchedly cold-hearted psychotically sociopathic society too stupid to understand that it is unwise to foul your own nest and maybe worse to foul the nest of others.
It never mattered because we would have got here on our own anyway.
So who needs Leaders?