Replace the words “the Federation” with “a political party” and it perfectly explains the failure of America today.
Today this country is comprised of millions of citizens unwilling to put forth even the slightest effort to understand even the simplest issue and how it will impact the country as a whole. Rather they opt to take the lazy way out and simply side with the political party of their choosing. Political parties who have become experts at manipulating the 24 hour news cycle with sound bites intended to make the masses believe that their interest are being looked after. When in reality the ideas that are being put forth are not designed with the best interest of the citizens as a whole but to further enrich the country’s elite.
A tragedy for the country? Yes.
A boon for those in power, no matter what side of the aisle they sit on? Yes.
For they rely on the laziness of the citizenry as a whole and its continual distaste for knowledge to maintain division among the masses and their continued place among the elite.