Can any kingdom so out of touch with reality and in such utter dissolution as the US ever be in accordance with any abstract principle, even Chaos Theory?
Have you considered early Chinese wisdom?
- Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to keep the people from rivalry among themselves; not to prize articles which are difficult to procure is the way to keep them from becoming thieves; not to show them what is likely to excite their desires is the way to keep their minds from disorder.
- Therefore the sage, in the exercise of his government, empties their minds, fills their bellies, weakens their wills, and strengthens their bones.
- He constantly (tries to) keep them without knowledge and without desire, and where there are those who have knowledge, to keep them from presuming to act (on it). When there is this abstinence from action, good order is universal.
Consider the current regime. They assiduously avoid hiring the competent, the knowledgeable, the adept, in favor of the ignorant, the slavish, the mediocre, the fool. They are themselves hired by the same sort, for their constituency comprises a minor key of venality and a mass of utter stupidity which accepts holy hominies for worldly goods and in place of advancement they are assured their enemies Left Behind shall suffer horribly once the chosen are whisked away to Never Neverland.
This is an administration in total accord with The Tao-te Ching. So, was Lao Tsu the first Republican?