I think this is a rhetorical question:
one only needs to review an election
to answer that! Yes, most people
at least on this benighted world
are certifiably dumb.
Time after time, people will go to the polls –
oh yes, less and less are conned into this
but still, they legitimize this enterprise
of putting liars, cheats, self-serving narcissists
in positions of power.
People give individuals with minds
comparable to those of egocentric feudal lords
power over all aspects of their lives –
and they do this of their own “free” will
thinking they have no choice.
And that’s the point, isn’t it:
do we have a choice or not?
Must we endure ignorant self-serving asses
as “governing” members of society
or can we do without them?
Let’s consider this question logically:
what would we need to get rid of “them”?
Well, we’d need to be absolutely certain
we are morally better than they are.
We’d have to be certain we truly care
about others and about our environment.
We’d have to know we can discipline ourselves,
not oppress our neighbour, not take advantage,
and be there when someone needs our help.
We’d have to obey the law; the laws;
we wouldn’t fight, cause unrest or be disorderly;
we wouldn’t be racist or misogynist –
sharing all the good things equally with all
regardless of class, gender, race.
Oh and most important of all:
we’d have to know that however provoked
we would not hate another – ever.
Well, that’s about it.
If, as a society of intelligent beings
we know we cannot meet these obligations
then we’d better continue to vote,
pay our rising taxes, accept the asses in power
and expect the ever growing worst.