} I could note that your elected representative are, as it
} happens, ELECTED. Governments don't spring up overnight,
} unbidden, like fungus between shower tiles. Indeed,
} hundreds of thousands of people are necessary to even run
} a campaign, while millions more are needed to actually
} From the surprised tone of your question, I guess you
} mistakenly believe this is the first time idiots have
} elected an idiot. Sadly, your species has a fairly
} extensive history of such behavior, so much so that I
} would be startled if idiots managed to elected a smart,
} decent man. South Africa almost had me there with Mr.
} Mandela, but then I remembered he was a convicted
} No no, this is just the course of human history
} playing itself out, dear supplicant, as it will do
} until the end of time. Sadly, nothing ever changes.
} This, incidentally, is why I took pity on mankind
} about 12,000 years ago and showed them how to make
} You owe the Oracle a six-pack of Pilsner Urquel. It
} took you guys about 11,900 years, but you eventually
} got my recipe right.