Kaka – we all know what that is, right? Kakistocracy – so wonderful to have a word that says, sounds exactly like what it is.
It is governance by the lowest, most cruel and least-informed! Used as early as the 1700s by a political scientist defining who might be governing, he coined, “kakis-tocracy” – rule by the worst elements of society.
How and why did this happen in our country? Cruelty – threaten to cut off aid to Puerto Rico; deport thousands of kids, play gotcha with the madman of North Korea, gut health care because spoiled baby didn’t get his way legally!
A kakistrat is supported by a bunch of kakistocrats. Since it seems our most dangerous enemy, Russia, strongly influenced potential voters in this last election to elect the worst and most shameless as leaders was just what they wanted.
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On the other side, too many eligible and basically good people did not vote (all that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing) and that allowed a kakistocracy to emerge.
Sylvia Woodburne, Fresno