Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kakistocrats? No, Saboteurs and Enablers

When I first created this blog in February 2009, I worried that the word kakistocracy (n., pl. -cies. Government by the least qualified or least principled citizens. [Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; -cracy, government, regime]), might be a little too extreme, too over-the-top.

Looking back over the past two years, now I'm not convinced that "kakistocracy" even begins to describe the situation, what with unprincipled 'progressives', and uncourageous conservatives -- at all levels of government, topped off with a malicious administration. We don't have leaders, we have saboteurs and enablers. Given all that, rage seems like the only rational response.


  1. The wife asked me if that makes Washington D.C. "Kakistopolis"? Yes, along with Olympia WA, Bellingham, WA, Chicago IL, New York NY, San Francisco CA...

  2. A note about Heinlein's razor belongs here, too!

  3. "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice." ~ Heinlein's Razor


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