The role of a leader means different things to different people. It used to be someone that made difficult and sometimes agonizing choices to benefit their charges. Increasingly, in this modern caricature of all things honorable we call life it has become less obligatory for a leader to represent their constituents with any sense of honor or loyalty. Machiavelli had an incredible insight into human nature, but he was only out for what benefitted him. He might suggest doing the right thing but only in circumstances that were beneficial to the leader in question. He would have been just as happy ordering the executions of the leader he was advising’s entire family if it would have advanced his political agenda. While this man had an almost omnipotent understanding of our fellow man, he often used this to justify acts of evil. He did not see the world in terms of good and evil, though he recognized the need to appear righteous as a form of assuagement for the folks that were not in his political circle. If any of this sounds familiar to you, it should; this is the playbook by which our elected leaders and many of those appointed ones in the FBI and DOJ use to plan their stratagems for controlling and mitigating the population they play at leading.
Leadership should be about performance under pressure. It should not be as it is today, simply a tool used by despicable men and women for self-advancement. We, after all, elect leaders to fight for us, to give a voice to the voiceless and to represent us in an honorable fashion. If those without power lack the ability for recourse against the powerful who have wronged them then as with every other empire in history, we will implode. Leaders should lead from the front, and they should be loyal to those they represent. A person that sells their soul for fame and recognition isn’t a leader but an unscrupulous primitive not worthy of leading anyone or anything.
Machiavelli was a political advisor during the Renaissance in Italy. He is renowned as the father of modern political science. This renown has not been garnered without reason, for he was an extraordinarily gifted and intelligent thinker. He, however, had no scruples and no qualms about any form of debauchery that might advance the agenda of the day. This is why most of the elected leaders on the national stage carry with them their very own copy of The Prince written by Machiavelli. This is their playbook, and why much of what they do or are reported to have done is not believed by the general populace. The populace by and large haven’t read this man’s writings. They don’t understand the beautiful simplicity and his marvelous understanding of molding public opinion. They don’t know that one of his principles was to never deliver on promises one makes to the public. Most are asleep which is precisely where followers of this form of political manipulation desire them.
They released a memo today detailing the corruption of our appointed and elected leaders. Those of us that pay attention were not surprised by its contents. In fact, we had already surmised its contents through observing these ineffectual blowhards over the course of this entire dog and pony show. It is a sad commentary on the state of modern politics when supposed top secret information can be deduced by subjective observation of so-called intelligent leaders. These people couldn’t lead a horse to water from the bottom of a lake, yet they expect us to have confidence in them and the agencies that they have run into the ground reducing its reputation to a flaming pile of compost.
I think it is past time for us to demand the firing of all senior officials at the DOJ and FBI so we can restore confidence in these agencies, restore honor and the name of what were once well-respected agencies. It is time to get rid of conmen in our government and get people that understand the gravity of the responsibilities they have been given. These people can only have done more harm to the national security that they are only too happy to trumpet when they think it will shield them from their malfeasance. They are not mature nor intelligent enough to have respect for their positions within our government so they can’t possibly expect respect from the American populace. We need to clean house and demand that our leaders, especially those of the top law enforcement agencies are held to a higher standard of excellence. We can’t protect our country when it is led by these ineffectual followers of a political philosophy they can’t even comprehend nor implement. These people must be driven out of our government, and the most egregious lawbreakers among them must be made examples of for their acolytes to see and fear for the rest of their days. I would like to recommend that anyone that hasn’t read the works of Machiavelli pick up a copy so you may better understand the enemies of freedom.
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