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A Philosopher King, it’s time.

Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 in Issues, Opinion

America is destined to Roman era decline, only at light speed! Before we can begin to solve problems we must first understand the problems.

Problem #1 – Democracy. Too many people with too many unfounded opinions, too many vested interests, too many de-facto legally created monopolies, with too many dreams, goals and aspirations all willing to step on the backs of others to achieve their goals!

Problem #2 – Economics. Poor resource distribution. Income and expenses are totally out of kilter! Economics as a science is sophisticated dogma at best, and as conjured-up in America, fails to paint a true and accurate picture of our economic world, resource base, wealth creation opportunities and wealth distribution.

Problem #3 – America has zero ability to compete globally. We are destined to become a nation of burger flippers.

Problem #4 – Mediocre legal and judicial system that enforces our totally dysfunctional system. Restrictive practices in the professions, trades etc. all intended to benefit a few at the expense of the many.

Problem #5 – Every new law is designed to carve out a niche of protected activity for some special interest sector of society!

Problem #6 – A huge population of know-nothings. Even those with top educations often know little to nothing! An educational system from kindergarten up to graduate school that deserves nothing but shame!

Problem #7 – A body politic that is second to none in terms of personal selfishness, foolishness and short sightedness!

Problem #8 – A military hegemony that has few true friends on the planet that has created the conditions for about 5 billion people, or barbarians in Roman speak, to one day crash down our gates and enslave the American population. From the vantage point of God’s accounting ledgers, one would say, and deservedly so!

So, with all of these problems there is only one real solution, only one possible way to right these wrongs, only one possible way to harness the once mighty American industrial machine. This way is NOT found in voting nor democracy nor elections, nor congress, legislators, governors, judges or county clerks…

One fears that those who so strongly urged George Washington to claim a crown, to forgo democracy, who foresaw the folly of democracies, will be proven unquestionably correct!

You want real leadership then our answers lie in benevolent dictatorships! Many will recognize this leader as a Philosopher King. Ronald Dworkin once gave us the idea of the all knowing, timeless intellectual giant that could ponder the rubrics of our time and lead us to just and fair results.

For those fearful of the yoke they will shout DICTATORSHIP or DICTATORSHIP of the proletariat! How much would our lives really change? China developed state backed capitalism? It is time for peaceful revolution. Americans are cows. They can be lead to the bolt gun with easy credit!

Philosopher King? Yes, who would make a good Philosopher King?

Bring on the comments

  1. separate says:

    Whoa! Brilliant, thanks so much for this gem of information, it certainly has made a big paradigm shift in my knowledge.

    • Jerry says:

      Good. I didn’t write it, just found it as a comment to Thomas Friedman’s 10/2 NY Times article, “Third Party Rising.” It sums up pretty well what my blog has been all about, the need for a Captain of our Ship of State. No ship can function well without one.

      It’s been said that a Monarchy is like a fast Clipper ship, can really deliver the goods but sometimes strikes a rock and sinks. A Democracy on the other hand is unsinkable but like a raft it never gets anywhere and your feet are always in the water. Given the choice I’ll take my chances with a Clipper ship any day. That’s just me though. Maybe you like wet feet and getting nowhere.

      We’ve all been taught in our public education catechisms that Captains and Kings are bad, evil – not nearly so good as democracies. This begs the question; what would you expect a socialist bureaucracy to teach, the opposite? But consider this, the First law of Organization: When more than one person is responsible – no one is.

      So how does this play out in politics? Having trifurcated responsibility into three separate institutions in our Ship of State, none of which will accept blame, whom exactly do we shoot when things go wrong? And when it comes to push or shove, whom will the crew follow? It’s explained in Moby Dick, we’ll always follow the Captain over the Law. Custom is stronger than Law. In fact, the Law is an ass.

      We need a Captain now. Our executive is hamstrung, our legislature is bought and paid for and our judges watch the election returns; nothing changes, nothing gets done.

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