I’m old enough to have seen a lot of governments, regimes, dictators and politicians come and go. From Eisenhower then JFK and those silly Cuban missiles, the Soviets, the Khmer Rouge, Wilson and Thatcher and through to Gaddafi, Bellusconi, Obama, Putin and all their current mates. So I’ve seen them come and seen them go. Luckily most of them have rather short use by dates.
But they all had and have one thing in common. They really had and have no bloody idea of what they were doing other that feathering their own nests. The actual day to day running of countries and empires is the responsibility of unknown and unseen heads of corporations and employed state employees who ensure that even when we go silly and vote, nothing changes at all. Not one iota.
So after electing our choice of new idiot we all feel better and the elected idiot gets on with feathering his or her little financial nest while behind the scenes, things continue as they have done for hundreds of years. After all, why would you stand for political office other than to profit from it? It’s a crap job.
We are all fools, as every three, four or five years we get excited about electing a new idiot from a choice of two or three idiots. But where did these idiots come from? Who can honestly say they had heard of Obama before the last election? Maybe in Chicago, but for the rest of us, he just appeared from nowhere.
So I have a solution to these ‘gold digging’ idiots that stand and succeed at being elected only to begin building their own personal fortune. When their terms have finished, if they haven’t performed as they promised during their campaign, they should be publicly beheaded. Drastic and very draconian I know, but this will immediately dissuade a lot of potential idiots from standing for election. Even the most hardened idiots will understand the message. Do something constructive with your time in office or off with your head! Whether by axe or guillotine it doesn’t matter so long as the message is delivered.
Back to the Tale of Two Cities. Oh off with his head and let’s get on with some knitting!
I like simple solutions. :)