A true leader does not pander to the fears of the masses; they do not make decisions that are counter to that which is beneficial to society just so that they can maintain their power, they do not possess an ego that prohibits them from listening to and accepting the advice from those more knowledgeable than themselves, they aren’t afraid to look those they lead in the eye and tell them the truth, even if that isn’t what they want to hear, they aren’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and do the hard work necessary to better the lives of society at large.
Unfortunately, these leaders are in short supply today. Lies, corruption, misinformation are the traits of many of today’s leaders. They are more anxious to spew out the viral soundbite than legislating. They are concerned with only whatever it takes to advance their power. These men and women are not leaders; they are frauds. They have built their power on sand, and when the rain falls, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and history has shown us it will, they will fall, along with those who foolishly follow them and great the fall will be.
The year is 2040 and in retrospect I wonder why we were all surprised at the fall of America. How could we have been? It had been in the making for the last 25 years.
As a people we turned a blind eye to our leader’s corruption, so there was no one to turn to when we inevitable became victims of that corruption.
As a people we let our leaders lie to us about any and everything, so there was no one to trust when we inevitable became victims of those lies.
As a people we cheered when our leaders undermined our worldwide alliances claiming to put America first, big, and bad we said, so there was no one willing to help us when we were in trouble.
As a people we embraced our leader’s rejection of the constitution, a document that had served us well for over 200 years, so there should have been no surprised when our government inevitably collapsed.
In retrospect how could we not have seen it coming.
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.