Inefficient politicians, Power families, Demos…


A new research shows that 42 out of the 43 American presidents are… cousins! Yes, all American presidents seem to be related and they all (except the 8th president) are descedants of one single person: King John of England. [1] If that is true, then the conspiracy all people hate to love – i.e. that a minority of the same people rule the world – will be confirmed in a superb way…

At the same time Bilawal Bhutto Zadari, the son of Pakistan’s murdered ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has promised to fight militancy to maintain democracy, in his first major political speech. [2] Well, yes. You guessed correctly. He is nothing like his mother. I do not know if you think the same thing I think of when I take a look at the above picture: he is just a pawn for people who want to use his mother’s name. He is just a kid just finishing university. Not a “leader”.

Demos (Gr. Δήμος – i.e. the people) is standing beneath all these, just watching. It is now more and more evident that the people did actually have power only in the ancient Athens of Pericles, where every citizen could become a member of the constitutions which ruled the citry just by… draw (Gr. κλήρωση). And we seem rather anxious of forgetting that past, don’t we? We do not WANT to rule. We WISH to be ruled. At least most of us…

We do NOT want to take this kind of responsibility.

This is the only reason I think of for the majority of people voting the same families over and over again, the same politics (dressed in different dresses, that is true) over and over again.

And unless this changes drastically soon, the 500th cousing of John will rule us when we get to 3500 AD…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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