Replace the words “the Federation” with “a political party,” and it perfectly explains America’s failure 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. Instead, they opt to take the lazy way out and side with their choosing’s political party. Political parties have become experts at manipulating the 24-hour news cycle with sound bites intended to make the masses believe that their interest is looked after. In reality, the ideas put forth are not designed in 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.