Written when Donald Trump was elected President. And now he is there and it isn’t just a dream. And he hasn’t stopped the knee jerk, foolish rhetoric. He really is that unsuited to preside.
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Chris – it’s innate in democracy! Monarchy works far better and is more attuned to nature eg. Lion kings & queen bees! Cheers JPB
Defending the Tongan Royal family again! It is an interesting conundrum. We always think of the despot monarch. But what happens when you vote in a despot! If you are a despotic party in control of parliament with a leader that either doesn’t care …… then you can create a tyranny. Let’s see – you can of course run down public thought and engagement, education, the public service ethic and it’s capacity to dialogue with each other and the public without any one dominant metanarrative (oh, for instance some mad dog economic dogma). Then you use scapegoating, nationalism et al. and voila – you get a system worse even than monarchy. That’s why I want to go back to the folds in the hills, with a cabin, a library, a stereo ….. and internet connection of course.